10 steps to help protect the natural and cultural significance of places
Australian Heritage Commission, 2000
Your management plan is a record of all the 7 steps above. What you have to do now is put it all together into a document that can be used to guide protection of the place. The term 'management plan' means different things to different people. A frequently asked question when people are preparing plans is - What is the difference between a conservation plan and a management plan?.
The management plan is a crucial document. It can be used to convince others that a heritage place can and should be protected. It is also a key tool for obtaining funding.
Your plan does not have to be long. A concise plan is often more effective.
There are some things that all plans should include. If you have already done a heritage study, you may have covered some the elements of a plan before, and you just need to use or reference this information in your plan.
If you are preparing a plan for a complex place or a large area you might want to consider the types of studies and reports that can be commissioned to back up the plan and assist its preparation.
Before completing your plan, you should:
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