Consultation has concluded

Interim and Permanent Heritage Controls – Decision from Minister

The Minister for Planning has advised Council that the request for interim and permanent heritage controls has been refused.

The Minister’s letter refusing Council’s request for heritage controls cites the ‘lack of a sufficient comparative analysis’ to demonstrate social significance, and that the request required ‘greater certainty and strategic justification’.

Council is disappointed that its request for heritage controls has been refused by the Minister.

Threshold markers for social significance are a little different from those of other criteria and comparative analysis is not generally used as an indicator. Length of association, demonstrated extent and degree of community association are used consistently. Council and its consultants believe that the threshold of social significance at the local level was able to be well established.

In light of the evidence in the recent heritage assessment, and the depth of community feeling on this issue, Council is now considering its options.

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