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Changing or developing heritage places

Types of development 

Most changes proposed to heritage places are regarded as development and require approval before work is undertaken. Find out about the different approvals required for different types of work.

Development approvals and exemptions 

Understand the different types of development applications and exemptions required for places on the Queensland Heritage Register.

Apply for a Heritage Exemption Certificate 

A Heritage Exemption Certificate gives approval for low-impact development, conservation work and simple projects that do not affect the heritage values of a place.

Find out how to apply for an Exemption Certificate.

Apply for Development by the State 

Applications by the Queensland (State) Government that will affect a place on the Queensland Heritage Register are assessed by the Queensland Heritage Council. Read more about how to apply.

General Exemptions

General Exemption Certificates provide upfront approval for ongoing maintenance and minor work necessary to keep heritage places on the Queensland Heritage Register and war memorials in optimal condition.

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Last reviewed
20 February 2017
Last updated
10 July 2014
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