The National and Commonwealth Heritage Lists Statutory Report 1 January 2004 – 30 June 2008
About this report
With the assent of the Environment and Heritage Legislation Amendment Act (No 1) 2003 on 23 September 2003, a heritage protection and management regime became part of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). As a result, the Federal Minister for the Environment became responsible for including places in the National Heritage List and Commonwealth Heritage List from the date of commencement, 1 January 2004.
The Act (s321ZC and s341ZH) requires the Minister to ensure that at least once in every five year period after the implementation of the National and Commonwealth Heritage LIsts the lists are reviewed, and a report of the review is tabled in each House of the Parliament.
This, the first review and report on the National and Commonwealth Heritage Lists, covers the period from 1 January 2004 until 30 June 2008.