If the Heritage Council decides a place is likely to be of State significance then the State Heritage Office advises the place’s owner(s), the local government and the nominator that a full assessment will be carried out. The length of time before a place can be assessed varies depending on the number of places already being assessed.
When an assessment is scheduled, the State Heritage Office advises the owner(s) the assessment is about to be compiled. This may include a site visit to the nominated place.
The Heritage Council considers the assessment documentation and decides whether the place is likely to be of State significance. If it is likely, the documentation is sent to the owner(s) and those with an interest in the place for comment.
The Heritage Council takes into account all comments before considering the possible entry of a place in the State Register. In some cases, it is necessary to deal with matters raised in this process before proceeding.
If the Heritage Council decides that a place is of State significance, a recommendation is made to the Minister for Heritage, who makes the final decision on whether the place is entered in the State Register.