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The Heritage Council of NSW

The Heritage Council of NSW is established under the NSW Heritage Act 1977. It is an independent statutory body that includes members of the community, the public sector, the conservation profession and a nominee of the National Trust of Australia (NSW).

The Heritage Council of NSW advises the Minister responsible for administering the Heritage Act 1977 on heritage matters in NSW and makes recommendations to the Minister for the listing of places and objects on the State Heritage Register.

The role of the Heritage Council of NSW is to make decisions about the care and protection of heritage places and items that have been identified as being of State significance.

The role and functions of the Heritage Council of NSW are created by the Heritage Act 1977 and its membership reflects a cross-section of the community, government and the heritage industry.

The Heritage Council of NSW is appointed by the NSW Government to:

  • Provide advice on heritage matters to the Minister
  • Recommend items of State significance for listing on the State Heritage Register
  • Recommend the interim protection of potential heritage items so that an assessment of their significance can be made
  • Determine proposed changes to items on the State Heritage Register to retain the items' heritage significance
  • Advise the community on heritage matters.

The Council’s Strategic Focus Areas for 2019 - 2022 are:

 

The Heritage Council has delegated some of its decision making to its committees. The role of the committees is to provide high-level specialist knowledge, skills and experience to assist the Heritage Council in making informed decisions. Some of the committees meet on a monthly basis, others meet as required.

For further information, please contact:

Heritage NSW

Phone: (02) 9873 8500

Email: heritagemailbox@environment.nsw.gov.au