Why is a statement needed?
Under the various provisions of Council's LEP Council cannot grant consent to a development application involving a heritage item or certain development in a conservation area without considering how the development would impact on the heritage significance of the heritage item or of the conservation area.
A Statement of Heritage Impact is a report which is prepared by an experienced heritage consultant and assesses the impacts a proposed development has on the significance of a heritage item and/or a conservation area.
Guidelines for preparing Statements of Heritage Impact have been prepared by the Heritage Branch, Department of Planning.
A Statement of Heritage Impact should include the following:
Additional issues to be addressed for development of heritage items or places within a conservation area are included in the Heritage Office guidelines for Statements of Heritage Impact.
An appropriately qualified heritage consultant will be familiar with these requirements and appropriate sources of information.
The Heritage Branch, Department of Planning has a Heritage Consultant List that will help you to find a consultant to prepare your Statement of Heritage Impact. Please note that Council cannot endorse the work of any of the consultants included in this list. You should make your own checks on the standard of work of any of these consultants prior to engaging them.
Heritage Branch, Department of Planning guidelines for preparing a Statement of Heritage Impact
Heritage Consultant List prepared by the Heritage Office, Department of Planning