2015 Heritage Bill (Exposure Draft) Information Paper

The Property Council of Australia welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the exposure draft of the Heritage Bill 2015 (the Greens Bill) to help inform new heritage legislation.

The Property Council supports changes to the Green Bill that will improve certainty and predictability for heritage property owners if it makes the legislation more open and transparent. Ultimately, any changes to legislation must be consistent with the heritage objectives outlines in the State strategic plan Perth and Peel @ 3.5million, which expressly identified the need to revitalise heritage areas through adaptive reuse, and provide a tangible sense of place within urban consolidation areas.