When a place or object has heritage status, the ACT Heritage Council advises on proposed development to improve conservation outcomes, and also issues Heritage Act 2004 approvals required for works to proceed.

Development that has the potential to affect the heritage values of a place includes:

Find out about heritage places or objects

When considering a development, you should:

Heritage approvals

Where development may diminish the heritage significance of a registered place or object, or damage an Aboriginal place or object, Heritage Act approval from the ACT Heritage Council is required.

Approvals can include:

Development applications for heritage places and objects are also referred to the Heritage Council for advice on:

The Heritage Council may recommend conditions on any approval of the development, including:

The advice of the ACT Heritage Council must be considered by the ACT Planning and Land Authority when deciding to approve or refuse a development application.

More information

Find out more at the Heritage Advisory Service.

Contact us for more information.