The NSW Government is responsible for the management of our cultural and natural heritage in partnership with local councils and the community. The NSW heritage management system consists of three steps in managing individual heritage items:
- investigate significance
- assess significance
- manage significance.
This guideline explains the second step in this process – ASSESS significance. It is an update to the Heritage Assessments guideline published in the NSW Heritage Manual in 1996. The manual is a comprehensive set of guidelines explaining the NSW heritage management system.