You will need to apply for this certificate if your proposed development:
- will have no more than a minor detrimental impact on the significance of the heritage place
- is permitted under a heritage agreement.
This certificate gives approval for low impact development, conservation work and simple projects that will only affect the heritage values of the place in a minor way. A heritage agreement is a legal agreement between the owner (or person acting with owner's consent) and the agency that sets out provisions for future work, conservation action or use of the heritage place.
A development may be suitable for a certificate if it:
- only involves minor changes to significant features
- alters only recent interiors or interiors that have previously been modified and are not significant as reconstructions
- retains or restores the appearance of a significant building or garden
- involves the disturbance of known or potential archaeological artefacts in accordance with a management approach agreed to by us
- requires only building work that is shown to have little impact on the values of the place or involves removal of features that are intrusive
- retains the existing use of the place or restores a previous significant use
- is for conservation works such as maintenance and repairs using traditional materials and techniques, such as re-roofing.