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  • Developing heritage placesUsing the development criteria

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    Acknowledgements

    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection would like to thank the heritage place owners, consultants, developers and local authorities who have assisted with information and review of examples presented in this guideline.

    Copyright

    Copyright requirements for images in this guideline vary. Holders of copyright for images published in this guideline are noted in the caption below each image. Please consult individual copyright holders for specific copyright licence requirements. Where no acknowledgement is noted image copyright is held by State of Queensland, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

    Prepared by: Heritage Branch, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection State of Queensland, 2013.

    Disclaimer

    This document has been prepared with all due diligence and care, based on the best available information at the time of publication. The department holds no responsibility for any errors or omissions within this document. Any decisions made by other parties based on this document are solely the responsibility of those parties.

    If you need to access this document in a language other than English, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone Library Services on +61 7 3170 5470.

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    Developing heritage placesUsing the development criteria

    This guideline has been prepared under section 173 (1) (b) of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 to guide development on Queensland Heritage Places. It is part of a series of guidelines produced by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to help Queenslanders protect heritage places.

    Developing heritage places follows its companion documentAssessing cultural heritage significancewhich offers a framework for entering places in the Queensland Heritage Register.

    Cover images (clockwise from top left):

    Ross River meatworks chimney, Idalia QHR602719. Photo: Townsville City Council

    Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns Wharf Complex, Cairns QHR 601790 Photo: Scott Burrows

    New lift shaft in the gap between buildings at former convent, St Marys Roman Catholic Precinct, QHR 600577 Photo: Angus Martin

    Close up of extension to National Australia Bank, Brisbane QHR 600153 Photo: Jon Linkins

  • Introduction iiContents ii

    ContentsIntroduction .........................................................................................................1

    Using this guideline ............................................................................................................................1

    Protecting Queenslands heritagethe context ...................................................................................2

    Heritage development criteria .............................................................................................................2

    The heritage development checklist.....................................................................3

    Using the checklist .............................................................................................................................3

    The checklist .....................................................................................................................................4

    1: Understand the cultural heritage significance of the place and use it to inform and influence planning and design of the development. ...............................................................4

    2: Hold dialogue with interested people and organisations. .......................................................53: Conserve physical features, fabric and contents that contribute to the cultural

    heritage significance of the place. .........................................................................................64: Use and manage the place in ways that will conserve it into the future...................................75: Safeguard the archaeological potential of the place. ..............................................................76: Design new buildings, additions and infill structures that respond to the

    cultural heritage significance of the place. .............................................................................87: Design the development as an integral part of the setting for experiencing

    the cultural heritage significance of the place. .......................................................................88: Development must not substantially reduce or destroy cultural heritage significance. ...........9

    Using the heritage development checklist ............................................................10

    1. Understand the cultural heritage significance of the place and use it to inform and influence planning and design of the development. ......................................................................................11

    1.1 Identify and analyse heritage issues before designing the development. ...............................111.2 Establish conservation policy and set out a clear plan for achieving the

    conservation policy. ...............................................................................................................121.3 Demonstrate a cautious approach to change. Propose development of an intensity,

    scale, scope and purpose of development compatible with the conservation policy. .............131.4 Prepare technical documentation based on reliable and concise evidence and analysis. .......141.5 Provide supporting documentation in proportion to the potential impact on

    the cultural heritage significance of the place. .......................................................................15

    2. Hold dialogue with interested people and organisations. ..............................................................16

    2.1 Identify relevant people and organisations, inform them about the proposed development and offer to engage in discussions. ..............................................................................................16

    2.2 Set up a process and timetable for dialogue about the proposed development with people and organisations with an interest in the heritage values of the place. .........................................17

    2.3 Share information and engage in dialogue with the aim of reaching a shared position. .........182.4 Document the engagement process. ......................................................................................19

    3. Conserve physical features, fabric and contents that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of the place. .....................................................................................20

    3.1 Identify features, fabric and contents that contribute to the cultural heritage significance of the place. .........................................................................................20

    3.2 Avoid unnecessary changes to features, fabric and contents that help to tell the story of the place. ............................................................................................................21

    3.3 Minimise alteration to significant features, fabric and contents. ............................................223.4 Protect significant fabric up to the time the development is completed. .................................243.5 Where aspects of development will unavoidably reduce cultural heritage

    significance, include measures to mitigate the loss. ..............................................................25

    4. Use and manage the place in ways that will conserve it into the future ..........................................26

    4.1 Avoid a change of use that is not compatible with conserving heritage values. ......................264.2 Minimise the impact of alterations needed to meet regulatory standards

    or operational requirements. .................................................................................................274.3 Take care that future development is consistent with the long-term

    conservation of the place. ......................................................................................................28

    5. Safeguard the archaeological potential of the place. .....................................................................29

    5.1 Investigate archaeological potential and, where appropriate, provide for the protection and management of archaeological artefacts. .................................................29

    6. Design new buildings, additions and infill structures that respond to the cultural heritage significance of the place. .................................................................................................30

    6.1 In the design of new work, avoid changes that reduce cultural heritage significance, or propose options that include measures to minimise and mitigate losses of cultural heritage significance. ....................................................................30

    6.2 Where the relationship between built and open spaces is important to the cultural heritage significance of the place, avoid disrupting the arrangement of these spaces. ...........31

    7. Design the development as an integral part of the setting for experiencing the cultural heritage significance