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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. 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.

Development approvals and exemptions 

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

Apply for development on a State Heritage Place or on a property adjoining a State Heritage Place

Development on a State Heritage Place and certain types of development on properties or land adjoining a State Heritage Place require approval from the  of the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning.

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.

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.

General Exemption Certificates

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 updated
6 April 2018
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