Heritage Protection Law

The ACT Heritage Act 2004 in conjunction with Commonwealth legislation, notably the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth), is intended to protect the ACT’s heritage places and objects for future generations – those places and objects valued by communities for their historic, spiritual, cultural, ecological or evolutionary characteristics.

The Heritage Act creates the ACT Heritage Register, the ACT Heritage Council and a set of processes for assessing and protecting significant heritage places and objects. 

This factsheet was last updated in March 2010.

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