Protecting Heritage Places
10 steps to help protect the natural and cultural significance of places
Australian Heritage Commission, 2000
To protect heritage places, you need to gather sufficient information to identify important heritage values. If you don't do this, values may be overlooked and could be damaged or destroyed.
Early on in your project, you should collect the following information.
- what is the boundary of the place?
- what information is already available?
- is the place listed on a heritage register ?
- have all heritage values been investigated?
- what additional information is required?
If you can't answer these questions you may need to look at some of the ways of finding out more about heritage.
The information you collect from any heritage investigation should be presented in a heritage study report . Often the success or failure of a heritage study hinges on how well this is prepared.