Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2006
About this publication
Heritage places help give us a connection to our past, our community and the environment. These places are precious and need to be conserved for future generations of Australians.
There are legislative protections in place through the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) to ensure our heritage places are conserved into the future and to ensure the principles of ecologically sustainable development and the precautionary approach are followed.
This booklet provides a guide to preparing a management plan for a Commonwealth Heritage place and addressing the requirements of the Act and the Regulations to the Act. Users should consult the Act and the website of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) to ensure they have complete and up-to-date information. (www.environment.gov.au/heritage).