Protecting Heritage Places

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

Step 6: What do you want to achieve? (continued)

What other influences need to be considered?

Conservation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The objectives for managing a place are shaped by a range of factors including the following heritage and non-heritage aspects:

  • what the community wants, and their ideas about how heritage should be protected
  • obligations that come from understanding the significance of the place (for example, some potential future uses may not be compatible with protecting the significance of a heritage place, while others may actually help retain significance)
  • practical constraints and opportunities on how management can be done(for example, the owner's needs, available management resources and the physical condition of places).