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Conservation of Historic Heritage Places

Inquiry report

This inquiry report was released by the Australian Government on 21 July 2006.

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Contents

  • Preliminaries
    Cover, Copyright, Letter, Terms of reference, Contents, Abbreviations and explanations
  • Overview - including key points
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    1.1 Background
    1.2 Scope of the inquiry
    1.3 The Commission's approach
    1.4 Conduct of the inquiry
    1.5 Response to the Draft Report
  • Chapter 2 Historic heritage value, pressures and emerging trends
    2.1 The value of historic heritage
    2.2 Pressures on historic heritage places
    2.3 Emerging trends in historic heritage conservation
  • Chapter 3 Overview of historic heritage conservation in Australia (PDF - 58 Kb)
    3.1 Non-government sector
    3.2 Government sector
  • Chapter 4 Australian, State and Territory governments' heritage systems (PDF - 116 Kb)
    4.1 Australian Government heritage legislation
    4.2 State and Territory heritage legislation
    4.3 Registers of State significant heritage places
    4.4 State controls over places listed on State Registers
    4.5 State and Territory government-owned heritage buildings
    4.6 State incentives for owners of listed properties
    4.7 Views on the States' and Territories' heritage systems
  • Chapter 5 Planning controls and heritage conservation at the local level
    5.1 Local government planning controls
    5.2 Local government heritage-listing processes
    5.3 How does heritage listing affect planning laws?
    5.4 Significant inconsistencies between the planning and heritage systems
    5.5 Concluding remarks
  • Chapter 6 Analytical framework
    6.1 Private conservation activities
    6.2 When should governments become involved in historic heritage conservation?
    6.3 Assessing government policies
    6.4 Measuring the benefits of historic heritage conservation
    6.5 Measurements of heritage value
    6.6 The costs of conserving historic heritage places
    6.7 Relating benefits to costs
    6.8 Who should pay for the conservation of historic heritage places?
  • Chapter 7 Assessing governments' involvement - conservation of privately owned heritage
    7.1 Guidelines for government intervention
    7.2 How well are the existing arrangements working?
  • Chapter 8 Management of public historic heritage places
    8.1 Government-owned properties of heritage significance
    8.2 Benefits and costs of publicly-owned historic heritage places
    8.3 Managing public historic heritage places
    8.4 Relationship between governments
    8.5 Principles which should guide public heritge asset management
    8.6 Alternative models of public asset management
  • Chapter 9 Getting incentives right for privately-owned heritage places
    9.1 A better balance between public and private responsibilities is needed
    9.2 Changing the balance
    9.3 A role for the community to purchase heritage conservation
    9.4 Targeting government involvement to achieve the greatest conservation benefit
    9.5 Unreasonable cost appeal
    9.6 Implications for different types of historic heritage
  • Chapter 10 Implementing change for privately-owned heritage places
    10.1 Summary of propposed identification and listing process
    10.2 Detail of process and key elements
    10.3 Bringing already listed properties into the proposed system
    10.4 Application to different tiers of government
    10.5 Government expenditure and assistance mechanisms
  • Chapter 11 Improving the operation and management of heritage zones
    11.1 Addressing the inconsistent treatment of heritage zones
    11.2 Reducing the red-tape burden of heritage zones
    11.3 State planning policies and local heritage
    11.4 Designating a State-significant heritage zone
    11.5 Application of heritage controls to non-heritage places
  • Appendix A Conduct of the inquiry
    A.1 Introduction
    A.2 List of submissions
    A.3 Informal discussions and visits
    A.4 Public hearings
  • Appendix B Survey of local governments
    B.1 The survey
    B.2 Historic heritage places in local government areas
    B.3 How locally significant places were identified
    B.4 What information is available on locally significant places?
    B.5 What assistance do councils provide?
    B.6 Access to heritage advice
    B.7 Heritage values and development
    B.8 Comments from local councils
    B.9 Survey questionnaire
  • Appendix C Effect of heritage listing: a hedonic study of two local government areas
    C.1 Hedonic modelling
    C.2 Hedonic modelling of housing attributes
    C.3 Estimating the price of heritage listing for selected local government areas
    C.4 Interpreting the results
  • Appendix D Planning controls and the identification of local heritage
    D.1 Local government planning controls
    D.2 Local government mechanisms to identify locally significant heritage places
  • Appendix E Heritage conservation by agreement
    E.1 Protection of historic heritage places by agreement
    E.2 Covenants to protect the natural environment in Australia
    Attachment I City of Phoenix easement
    Attachment II City of Ottawa heritage conservation agreement
    Attachment III Trust For Nature deed of covenant
  • Appendix F Examples of public sector asset management guidelines
    F.1 Examples of asset management guidelines
  • References

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