Protecting Heritage Places

10 steps to help protect the natural and cultural significance of places
Australian Heritage Commission, 2000

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An award winning publication

In 1999, Protecting Local Heritage Places — A guide for communities won a 'Planning Excellence' award from the Victorian Division of the Royal Australian Planning Institute and the Local Planners Association. As a consequence, the book is now being considered for a national planning award.

The 120-page Protecting Local Heritage Places is the result of a joint project between the Australian Heritage Commission and Context Pty Ltd. It is designed to help local communities look after their own heritage places.

Much of the book's content comes from people from all over Australia who are working locally to protect their heritage places. They generously shared their experiences and knowledge through workshops and submissions. A number of case studies appear throughout the book to show how others are doing it.

This book contains the best of what is known about how to identify and care for our heritage places. It is an essential guide for anyone interested in creating a future for their local heritage place.

This Website is based on Protecting Local Heritage Places but has been revised and contains some updated information.

The publication is available on the Australian Heritage Commission Website at www.ahc.gov.au  or from the Australian Heritage Commission, GPO Box 787, Canberra, ACT, 2601. Phone (02) 6274 1111.