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)

Tips for identifying interests

Use these four tips to help you identify who might be interested in a heritage place.

  1. Cast the net widely. It is better to include people early on and then let them choose their level of involvement as the project progresses.
  2. It is normal for new people to appear as the project progresses.
  3. To identify Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, start with Indigenous community organisations who can advise you on the right people to talk to and what protocols should be observed.
  4. Build up contacts by asking those with whom you discuss your plans to recommend other individuals and organisations who they think may have an interest in what you want to do. Keep asking: 'Who else should I talk to?'