Heritage of Western Australia Amendment Regulations 2012

New regulations came into effect on 27 March 2012 that result in owners of State Registered places no longer being required by law to seek our advice on maintenance and minor works to their properties.

 

 

the following maintenance, signage or minor works does not need to be referred to the heritage council for advice:

 

Building maintenance that does not involve the removal of, or damage to, the existing fabric of the building or the use of new materials

 

Cleaning that is low pressure, non-abrasive and non-chemical

 

Gardening or landscape maintenance that does not involve a major alteration of the layout, contours, structures, significant plant species or other significant features on the land

 

Repairs, including replacing missing or deteriorated fabric with like-for-like fabric, that does not involve the removal of, or damage to, the significant fabric of the building

 

Replacement of utility services using existing routes or voids that does not involve the removal of, or damage to, the fabric of the building

 

Repainting of the surface of a building in the same colour scheme and paint type if they are appropriate to the substrate and do not endanger the survival of earlier paint layers and without disturbing or removing an earlier paint layer unless it is chalking, flaking or peeling

 

An excavation, that does not affect archaeological remains, for the purpose of exposing, inspecting, maintaining or replacing utility services

Installation of a temporary security fence, scaffold, hoarding or surveillance system that does not affect the fabric of a building, the landscape or archaeological features of the land
 

Signage that:

Does not obscure existing signage that has an integral relationship to the land
Is temporary and does not damage the fabric of a building
Is temporarily located behind a shop window but is not internally illuminated or flashing
Advertises that a place is for sale or lease but does not remain on the place for more than 10 days after the place is sold or leased

Digging a new grave or the erection of a monument or grave marker of materials, size and form that are consistent with the character of the place.
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