Australian Heritage Strategy - about the Strategy

Public comment on the draft Strategy

A draft of the Australian Heritage Strategy was available for public comment until the 9 June 2014. This public comments period has now closed.

About the Strategy

On 1 November 2013, the Australian Government announced the re-starting of the Australian Heritage Strategy as one of Australia’s key heritage priorities. Australia has a rich natural and cultural heritage that underpins our sense of place and national identity. Cultural and natural heritage contributes significantly to our national story and sense of who we are.

The aim of the Strategy is provide a framework for leadership, partnerships and community engagement. It will support the work of individuals, organisations and governments by providing a common direction for the recognition and protection of Australia’s heritage. 

Heritage is central to the Government’s Plan for a Cleaner Environment and is a fundamental pillar of the Government’s vision for Australia - clean air, clean water, clean land and heritage protection.