The role of the committees is to provide high-level specialist knowledge, skills and experience to help the Heritage Council make informed decisions on statutory and non-statutory heritage matters in NSW. The committees provide independent expert advice to the Heritage Council on significant and complex issues in heritage conservation, protection and management as they arise.
State Heritage Register Committee
The State Heritage Register Committee, along with the Heritage Council of NSW, makes recommendations to the Minister for the listing of items on the State Heritage Register. The committee meets monthly.
The Approvals Committee determines, comments on, or suggests amendments to proposed alterations to listed items under delegation from the Heritage Council of NSW. The Approvals Committee meets monthly.
Heritage Advisory Panel
The role of the Heritage Advisory Panel is to provide ongoing expert and independent advice to supplement and enhance the Heritage Council’s knowledge and experience on heritage matters including Aboriginal heritage, historic and maritime archaeology, engineering, landscapes, local government and planning. The Panel meets as required.
Technical Advisory Panel
This Panel is responsible for providing expert technical advice about upgrading heritage buildings to satisfy building code, fire, access and service requirements in ways that retain their heritage significance. The Panel meets as required.
Grants and Sponsorships Advisory Panel
The Grants and Sponsorships Advisory Panel’s role is to recommend funding priorities, review applications and make recommendations to the Heritage Council about the NSW Heritage Grants Program. The Panel meets as required.