The ACT is rich in natural and cultural heritage. Although the city is relatively young, we have many heritage places or objects on the ACT Heritage Register, including Aboriginal, rural, historic and iconic Canberra places and objects. See more about ACT heritage.
The ACT Heritage Council and ACT Heritage work together to recognise, protect, conserve and celebrate these unique heritage places and objects.
The ACT Heritage Act 2004 (the Act) guides much of our work. Under the Act, the Heritage Council administers certain provisions, while the Minister for Planning administers others. ACT Heritage supports both, providing administrative and secretariat functions to the Council and advice to the Minister.
ACT Heritage coordinates the annual ACT and Region Heritage Festival and administers heritage grants to help organisations protect, conserve and make heritage places and objects available to the community. It also manages Canberra Tracks heritage tours.
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Have your say
The Heritage Council is seeking comments on the following Provisional Registration decision by 13 March 2017:
- City Railway Remnants, Kingston and Reid
- Legislation register: www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2017-64
The Heritage Council is also seeking comments on the following further Provisional Registration decision by 13 March 2017:
- Glenburn Precinct, Kowen
- Legislation register: www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2017-65
Please note that, in accordance with section 24A of the Heritage Act 2004, this decision does not affect the existing registration details for the place, except that which is changed by the notification. As such, the Council is seeking comment only on the details included in the notification.
Submissions should be sent to:
ACT Heritage Council
GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601
via email firstname.lastname@example.org
via website www.yoursay.act.gov.au
There are currently no guidelines for public comment.
Overview of heritage in the ACT
Find out more about the ACT's exciting and varied heritage.