Most changes proposed to heritage places are regarded as development and require approval before work is undertaken. Some types of development on properties or land adjoining a heritage place also need approval. Find out about the different approvals required for different types of work.
Understand the different types of development applications and exemptions required for places on the Queensland Heritage Register.
Development on a State Heritage Place and certain types of development on properties or land adjoining a State Heritage Place require approval from the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.
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.
Applications by the Queensland (State) Government that will affect a place on the Queensland Heritage Register are assessed by the Queensland Heritage Council.
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.