Protecting Heritage Places

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

Step 2: Who has an interest? (continued)

How do you find out who is interested?

These questions will help you to identify people, groups and organisations that need to be informed, consulted or involved in some way:

  • who has detailed knowledge about this heritage place?
  • who owns and manages the land where the place is found?
  • who are its custodians and caretakers?
  • who keeps records?
  • are any specialists interested (eg ecologists, anthropologists or architects)?
  • who will be affected?

To further help you to identify people interested in your place, you can look at a more detailed set of questions and a list of types of individuals and organisations who might be interested.