The State of Heritage Review: Local Heritage
In a state growing as fast as Victoria, it is timely to review the effectiveness of its current heritage management arrangements. As the vast majority of the state’s more than 170,000 cultural heritage places are protected and managed by local governments, the Heritage Council of Victoria has commenced the State of Heritage Review: Local Heritage, a review into local cultural heritage recognition, protection and management.
The main aims of the Review are:
- to establish a clear picture of local cultural heritage protection and management arrangements across the state to identify what support is required to improve local cultural heritage management
- to identify examples of best-practice local cultural heritage management and how this may be shared and celebrated
- to provide tangible and practical opportunities for enhancing the way State and local governments work together to recognise, protect and manage local heritage
The first stage of the Review has been completed. This involved surveying the current local heritage arrangements of all 79 local governments across Victoria. A preliminary analysis of the survey responses has been completed and was presented at the Local Government Heritage Forum. An updated version of the presentation slides can be found here.
The second stage of the Review has been completed. This involved the further exploration of examples of best-practice local cultural heritage arrangements through a series of case study interviews and the investigation of potential solutions to the most common local cultural heritage issues through a series of workshops.
The production of the Review report is currently underway as part of the Review’s third stage.
For more information, please see the Scope and Deliverables.