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Adding/removing a place in the Queensland Heritage Register

There are three distinct categories of Queensland Heritage Place in the Queensland Heritage Register (QHR). Different processes apply for adding or removing each category of place from the QHR.

State Heritage Places

The process for entering State Heritage Places involves identification, application, assessment, notification and consultation. EHP assess a place based on the place fulfilling one or more of the eight cultural heritage criteria in the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 (PDF)* EHP makes a recommendation to the Queensland Heritage Council, which decides whether to enter or not enter the place in the QHR.

A State Heritage Place may be removed from the QHR if it no longer satisfies the cultural heritage criteria for entry. The process for removing a State Heritage Place is the same as for entering a place.

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Archaeological Places

The process for Archaeological Places involves identification, assessment, notification and consultation. EHP makes a recommendation according to the archaeological criteria set out in the Queensland Heritage Act 1992. The recommendation is given to the Queensland Heritage Council, which decides whether to enter or remove the Archaeological Place from the QHR.

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Protected Areas

The process for Protected Areas involves identification, assessment and declaration of an area by the Governor-in-Council through the Queensland Heritage Regulation 2003 (PDF)*. A protected area declaration must contain a statement about the cultural heritage significance of the place.

Additional information

Ordering hardcopies - contact EHP on 13 QGOV (13 74 68)

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Last reviewed
29 May 2012
Last updated
23 November 2010