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Interest
Heritage Council - Assessment Program
Responsible agency
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
Summary

When a place is on the Assessment Program, it means that the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has an interest in the place and it will be assessed and considered for inclusion on the State Register of Heritage Places. 

Description

When a place is on the Assessment Program, it means that the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has an interest in the place and that it will be assessed and considered for inclusion on the State Register of Heritage Places. 

The State Register of Heritage Places recognises a place's value and importance to Western Australia. The State Register includes buildings, structures, gardens, cemeteries, landscapes and archaeological sites and has more than 1,300 places listed in it. 

The State Register is being managed by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage who is the principal State agency assisting the Heritage Council and provides a place with statutory protection to ensure it is conserved into the future.

The Heritage Act 2018 protects a place of cultural heritage significance. The State Register provide a list of places considered to be of cultural heritage significance protected by the Heritage Act 2018.

The State Register continues to expand, as significant places yet to be registered are progressively assessed by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.

Owners are contacted when an assessment is scheduled so that they have the opportunity to provide input into the documentation, and so that a site visit to the place can be arranged.  

Public authorities are required to provide assistance to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage in protecting the cultural heritage significance of places on the Assessment Program. Should any development be proposed (i.e. development, subdivision, any works) for a place that is on the current assessment program, we ask that the proposal be referred to the Department. 

For more information contact the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on (08) 6551 8002 (in regional areas Freecall 1800 52 4000) or at info@dplh.wa.gov.au, or see www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au.

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Date updated
27/11/2019 10:32:11