A Report to the ANZECC Working Group on National Park and Protected Area Management
New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Victoria, 2001
About this document
In November 1999, New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service commissioned Hague Consulting Ltd and Michael Kelly, heritage consultant, to conduct a benchmarking project for the ANZECC Working Group on National Parks and Protected Area Management. The project was jointly funded by National Parks and Wildlife Service in NSW and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria, and was jointly steered by Sue McIntyre of NPWS and Ivar Nelsen of NRE. The scope of the project focussed on ANZECC agencies but allowed for benchmarking with non-ANZECC agencies.
The objectives of the project were to:
- use benchmarking to assess current practices for the delivery of cultural heritage conservation, and;
- make recommendations based on an assessment of best practice for the future delivery of effective cultural heritage conservation.
The term 'cultural heritage management' (CHM) is used throughout this report to describe the practices for the delivery of cultural heritage conservation. The study was limited in the brief to the examination of terrestrial non-Indigenous CHM by park agencies and excluded any inter-relationship between natural, Indigenous and non-Indigenous values.