Local Government Heritage Guidelines

The Guidelines explain in detail two initiatives: the delegation of certain approval functions of the Heritage Council of New South Wales to local councils and the authorisation for local councils to make Interim Heritage Orders.

Date
1 March 2002
Publisher
NSW Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Publication, Guideline
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
  • ISBN 1-87641-5592
  • File PDF 721KB
  • Pages 218
  • Name local-government-heritage-guidelines.pdf

Local government has played a pivotal role in heritage management in New South Wales since 1985 when it was given responsibility for protecting local heritage through the local environmental planning process, under the EP&A Act. Today, local government fulfils its role largely through environmental planning instruments such as regional and local environmental plans.

The NSW Heritage Office has provided various forms of assistance to local government in the last few years to help it with its heritage responsibilities. It established the Local Government Heritage Advisors Network and provides training to Heritage Advisors. More recently, the Heritage Office released the model heritage provisions for local environmental plans.