162666 St Bernards Presbytery Hartley Historic Site credit John Spencer

Criteria for listing on the State Heritage Register

Items proposed for listing on the State Heritage Register are assessed against the Heritage Council of NSW's seven criteria. For listing to be considered, an item must generally meet more than one criteria. Items found to meet only one criteria must be of particular significance for listing to be considered.

The criteria are:

  1. an item is important in the course, or pattern, of NSW's cultural or natural history
  2. an item has strong or special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, of importance in NSW's cultural or natural history
  3. an item is important in demonstrating aesthetic characteristics and/or a high degree of creative or technical achievement in NSW
  4. an item has strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group in NSW for social, cultural or spiritual reasons
  5. an item has potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of NSW's cultural or natural history
  6. an item possesses uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of NSW's cultural or natural history
  7. an item is important in demonstrating the principal characteristics of a class of NSW's cultural or natural places, or cultural or natural environments