How to establish a heritage advisor service

Heritage advisors provide regular and ongoing expertise to councils, communities and owners of heritage properties and assist in promoting urban design and heritage in the area.

Date
1 July 2013
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74359-048-5
  • ID OEH20130214
  • File PDF 125KB
  • Pages 17
  • Name how-to-establish-heritage-advisor-service-130214.pdf

Heritage advisors are appointed by, and report, to local councils. They are mostly appointed on a part-time basis. In rural areas most advisors visit on a one-day-a-month basis; in urban areas more frequent visits are common. At the start of a heritage advisor program and during times of heavy workload, extra time may be needed to ensure the program operates smoothly.

Although accessible to all the council staff, the advisor will normally report to one senior officer; e.g. council’s Director of Environmental Services.

A heritage advisor will initially work with the council staff and management to develop a heritage policy and heritage strategy. They need to agree on the areas the council and heritage advisor will address.