Guidelines for development of Heritage Protected Places

Closed 18 Nov 2021

Opened 22 Sep 2021


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The guidelines for development of heritage protected places are the first of a suite of guidelines for the protection of local heritage places.  

This suite is known as the Heritage Framework, and is intended to support local government in its obligations under the Heritage Act and planning legislation.

These guidelines include sample text for a local planning policy for the development of heritage protected places, which have been drafted in consultation with the Heritage Framework Discussion Group.  

This group, consisting of planning and heritage officers from various local governments, reviewed the original draft and provided feedback resulting in amendments which have been reflected in the final draft.  

Some of these changes include:

  • A definition for significant fabric;
  • Clarification and refinement of accompanying material; and
  • Strengthening of references to the Heritage Act, Planning and Development Act, Planning Regulations and Deemed Provisions and State Planning Policies.

Why your views matter

These guidelines will be of use where a local government chooses to adopt a local planning policy to assist in clarifying how their local planning scheme will be applied in relation to heritage places.


  • WA state-wide


  • Local Government
  • Residents
  • Business Operators
  • Land Owners
  • Community Organisations


  • Legislation