Protecting Heritage Places

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

Step 5: What are the issues? (continued)

Consulting about issues

Consulting widely can take time but it is critical to good decision making. Consultation:

  • allows those affected by decisions to provide information to decision makers about their needs
  • enables those affected by decisions to give opinions and ideas about possible solutions to problems or issues
  • provides people with information so they understand what is being planned.

Consultation may have added benefits, including attracting publicity about your organisation or group.

If you want to reach decisions that are widely-supported then it is vital to consult widely with those who will be affected by the decisions.

If you would like to ensure that you have thought of everyone who needs to be consulted, go back through the information in interest in the place.