Who Makes Decisions about Heritage?

Who makes decisions about heritage at federal, state and local government level? And who in the private sector makes decisions about heritage? Is cultural built heritage properly presided over by professionals? If so, how tendentious are they?


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Why is heritage conservation good for society?

I can think of ten good reasons why heritage conservation is not only good for society but healthy too. I list them as follows;


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New Ways of Assessing Heritage Impact

The system we use today in NSW and Australia generally to assess heritage impact is limited and perhaps slightly old school.


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Professional Associations

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Heritage has become increasingly Litigious, Mysterious and Flaccid

I have been practicing as a heritage architect in NSW for the last 30 years and during that time, I...

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Heritage Disconnect

Dr. Robyn Clinch (see reference below) writes that there is a considerable disconnect between the theoretical education of potential heritage...

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Conservation and Conflict: Protecting Cultural Heritage

Claims of historical inaccuracy surrounded the 2014 release of “the Monuments Men” movie directed by and starring George Clooney. The...

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Who Makes Decisions about Heritage?

Fig 1 – Demolished heritage item in the foreground – Liverpool (NSW) Australia This is a very difficult topic. There...

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Heritage, Gentrification, Urbanisation & Tourism

Historic conservation, writes Regina Bures (see reference below), is frequently associated with gentrification: the incursion of middle-class "gentry" on an...

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New Ways of Assessing Heritage Impact

The system we use today in NSW and Australia generally to assess heritage impact is limited and perhaps slightly old...

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Heritage is indicative of truths as they emerge from contemporary practice

How often is it said that we view the past through our own eyes. Here we are in 2018 viewing...

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Is Heritage Chauvinistic?

David Lowenthal writes that heritage betokens interest in manifold legacies – family history, familiar landmarks, historic buildings, art and antiques,...

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Should Heritage Design only be Presided over by Registered Architects?

Should heritage design only be presided over by registered architects? Arguably, there is a case for only registered architects to...

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Conservation Areas – Ambience, Form and Scale

Insofar as local councils in NSW are concerned, the general objectives in a residential conservation area typically, are to conserve...

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Why is heritage conservation good for society?

Why is heritage conservation good for society? I can think of ten good reasons why heritage conservation is not only...

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9 Types of Heritage Building

Since colonial times in NSW, Australia, there are nine distinct styles of European, English and American inspired heritage architecture. Listed...

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