The Heritage Council is the State Government’s advisory body on heritage matters.
It is vested with functions and powers under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990.
The Heritage Council determines the organisation’s strategy, policies and makes key decisions on places to be entered into the State Register of Heritage Places and development referrals.
The Council comprises nine persons appointed by the Minister for Heritage, based on their skills and expertise.
This diverse range of skills ensures that the Heritage Council is well equipped to deal with the identification, conservation and development of WA’s significant heritage places.