Policy Reform

Planning the Future of Heritage

In a 1995 article published in the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA – 61:1, 82-94), William Baer maintains that conservationists have not looked at the long-term effect of their goals for historic preservation.

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Policy Innovation in the Heritage Sector

There is a cost for the setting up and maintaining of any heritage management system (HMS) whether it operates at state or local government level. In a country like Australia where more than 90% of the listed stock is in private ownership, who pays for heritage? Is the current system working efficiently or is it…

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Incentivising Cultural Built Heritage

Over the last ten years, the efficacy of heritage as a public good in society has been in steady decline. In the late 20th century, heritage enjoyed rising prominence in the public consciousness and within evolving planning frameworks at every level of government.

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Neo-Liberal Governance

Since the 1980s, governments have been shifting progressively away from the post-war ‘Welfare State’ model towards a neo-liberal paradigm.

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Heritage Incentives

Funding pressure on Cultural Built Heritage (CBH) has affected the manner in which heritage conservation and management operates.

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Workable Heritage Policies

In the age of corporatisation, the public realm has shrunk. The public realm comprises public goods like hospitals, education, the Internet, public parks and heritage.

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The Economic Benefits of Heritage

The economic benefits of cultural heritage are manifest in many forms such as tourism, sustained real estate values and a burgeoning domestic construction and maintenance industry in most of Australia’s historic centres.

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