This page provides information on the Government Heritage Property Disposal Process (GHPDP) policy, the referral form, requirements for heritage assessments, and general information. It also includes templates and style guides for your agency to provide to heritage consultants.
An agency is not required to complete the referral form if the place is already entered in the State Register of Heritage Places, or if that agency has already received a letter from us advising of the outcome of the Heritage Council’s consideration of the place.
If the Heritage Council requests a full assessment, the GHPDP will need to be continued and a full assessment will need to be commissioned.
If a registered place is being considered for demolition, please contact the Manager, Development Referrals & Incentives, at the State Heritage Office.
If a registered place is being considered for disposal, please contact our Solcitor at the State Heritage Office. The majority of places that are referred to the Heritage Council through the GHPDP do not progress to the State Register of Heritage Places.
Entry in the State Register does not mean a place cannot be changed to meet contemporary needs or adapted to a new use.
The Heritage Council encourages sensitive development and new compatible uses of heritage places because this is the best way of ensuring their future.
There are many examples of places that have been adapted for new uses such as universities, commercial premises, visitor attractions, and even accommodation.