A Strategy for Australia's Heritage

2014

Draft for consultation

On 14 April 2014, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment launched the draft Australian Heritage Strategy. The draft Strategy is built around a central vision of our natural and cultural heritage being valued by all Australians, protected for future generations and cared for by the community.

About the draft Strategy

The aim of the Australian Heritage Strategy is to 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, and builds on the existing management arrangements for heritage.

This Strategy is built around a central vision of our natural and cultural heritage being valued by all Australians, protected for future generations and cared for by the community. The vision is supported by three overarching themes: national leadership; innovative partnerships; and community engagement. Each of these themes is underpinned by commitments already made by the Australian Government and proposed actions that seek to broaden community engagement in the identification, protection and celebration of our heritage.

Members of the public and heritage community are invited to comment on the draft Strategy. In particular, the Government is seeking comments on:

  • the proposed actions and relative priority that should be afforded to them; and
  • actions that will be taken by other participants in the heritage sector that can be incorporated into the Strategy so that it is reflective of our collective efforts.