Heritage Impact Statements

Overview of Heritage Impact Statement Requirements

Submission of a Heritage Impact Statement is an obligatory element for development applications concerning State heritage-listed properties or those within designated heritage precincts. Additionally, numerous local planning ordinances stipulate the necessity for heritage impact assessments when dealing with local heritage sites.

Essential Components of a Heritage Impact Assessment

Fundamentally, a Heritage Impact Assessment aims to critically evaluate the projected ramifications of a proposed development on the cultural significance of a heritage asset. While the concept might appear straightforward, it is crucial to delineate between an assessment report and an advocacy report. In contrast to architects and urban planners, who may ardently promote the advantages of their designs in favour of a development application, heritage consultants must remain committed to delivering an impartial and independent review.

A robust Heritage Impact Assessment will focus on:

  • Assessing the cultural heritage significance of the subject site.
  • Detailed scrutiny of the nature and scope of the proposed development.
  • Predictive analysis of the likely impact such development will have on the heritage values of the site.

Expertise of Trace Enterprises Consultants

Our team of specialised consultants at Trace Enterprises has an extensive track record in the planning, facilitation, and execution of Heritage Impact Assessments. We are committed to safeguarding the heritage aspects while expeditiously navigating the development approval processes for our valued clients.

For additional information or to discuss how we can assist you in your development project, we welcome you to contact us.


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