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Heritage listing

Owners or potential owners of buildings that are heritage listed, or proposed for listing, usually have important questions: How will this affect my use of the building? What can I do about it?

The different jurisdictions​—​for local, state, national, and world heritage listing​—​have different mechanisms, processes and effects. Each uses a set of criteria to assess whether a place war­rants listing and protection. The criteria deal with char­ac­ter­is­tics including historical, aesthetic, representative, rarity and social values.

The criteria in the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 are typical. The use of the criteria is explained in the Department of En­vir­on­ment and Heritage Protection’s guide.

For owners and managers, I can advise and help to negotiate the details of heritage listing at local, state and federal level.

I can prepare nominations, on behalf of owners or community groups.

Projects involving heritage listing

Selector’s hut, Camp Mountain
Managing evidence of land selection and settle­ment, in the context of an ecological research facility

Blog posts about heritage listing

Learning from Brisbane
All the various local government areas of Auckland in New Zealand have been mashed together to make one super-council. (Something...


Archival recording
Conservation planning
Conservation works
Design input
Expert evidence
Fabric survey
Heritage approval
Heritage listing

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Revised 5 February 2022