Significance and significant fabric
This fact sheet explains ‘significance’ and ‘significant fabric’. ‘Heritage significance’ or ‘significance’ and ‘significant fabric’ are terms used to assess and understand heritage items and places.
- 5 September 2022
- Department of Planning and Environment
Publication, Fact sheet
Significant fabric is all the material of the place/item which contributes to an item’s heritage significance.
Fabric can include building interiors, sub-surface remains, and excavated material. Fabric can also be natural elements of a place e.g. the rocks that signify a Dreaming place. Fabric may define spaces and views, and these may be part of the significance of the place.