Minimum standards of maintenance and repair

Major amendments to the Heritage Act 1977 passed both houses of State Parliament and came into effect on 2 April 1999. The changes are the result of substantial review of the NSW heritage system. One of the changes in policy reflected in the new legislation is the establishment of Minimum Standards.

Date
1 October 1999
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-87641-5258
  • File PDF 42KB
  • Pages 13
  • Name minimum-standards-of-maintenance-and-repair.pdf

Since the original Heritage Act was passed in 1977 the “wilful neglect” provisions had been ineffective in preventing the deterioration of heritage items. In the twenty years of its operation there were no successful prosecutions under this section of the Act.

The section has therefore been deleted and replaced. Owners of items listed on the State Heritage Register are now required to ensure that heritage significance is maintained. Owners are required to achieve minimum standards of maintenance and repair.