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Historic heritage conservation

The Shire of Harvey contains a number of places of cultural heritage value which are identified within the Shire’s Municipal Heritage Inventory (MHI) and Heritage List.

All places contained within the MHI have been assigned a level of significance and management category under the Local Planning Policy – Heritage Places (available below).  Those places identified as having the greatest significance (Category 1 and 2) are also included within the Shire of Harvey’s Heritage List.

A Heritage Place may be a building, structure, site, tree, area of land or other physical element valued for its cultural (or historic) heritage significance, together with associated contents and surrounds.

The nature of the significance of a Heritage Place may be for aesthetic, historic, scientific, rarity or social significance to the local history of the area.

Aboriginal heritage

Aboriginal heritage is protected by the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (as amended).  

It is the responsibility of the owner of the land or their agent, to ensure that the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage has been contacted to check for possible Aboriginal sites and for advice regarding approvals for development. 

Development affecting a heritage place

To ensure that works, including conservation, restoration, alterations, additions, changes of use and new development respect the cultural heritage significance associated with places listed on the Heritage List, a Development Approval may be required.  

More information and contacts

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