Government owned or managed heritage property

Identification, management and conservation of government owned heritage assets.

The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (the Department) on behalf of the Heritage Council of Western Australia is seeking comment from State Government agencies on two draft Guidelines for State Government Heritage:

The Heritage Act 2018 highlighted the need for Guidelines to assist State Government agencies to efficiently manage and conserve heritage assets and maintain up to date inventories of these heritage assets.

The Government of Western Australia is the largest owner of heritage places in the State, owning and managing over 500 of the 1300 places in the State Register of Heritage Places and many others on other heritage lists, such as the World Heritage List, the National Trust List of Classified Places, and Local Government Local Heritage Surveys. Heritage assets within a State agency’s property portfolio may be only a small proportion of its total assets, however as a custodian of these important heritage places, State agencies have a responsibility to ensure that they are identified, managed and conserved in the present and for the future.

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A key part of this consultation is to understand:

  • Do the guidelines suit your agency’s needs for guidance about heritage asset management?
  • Is your agency likely to implement the steps set out in the guidelines? (and if not, what would be needed to help your agency implement these steps?)
  • Would your agency benefit from additional support and guidance about heritage matters?

For further information please contact Sian Ferraz, Stakeholder Engagement Officer at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage at

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