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Statements of Expectations document a responsible Minister’s expectations on the performance of a Regulator. The following Statement of Expectations for Heritage Victoria is provided in support of the Victorian Government’s Regulation Reform Program commitment to reduce red tape and improve regulatory practices.

Minister for Planning’s Statement of Expectations for Heritage Victoria

In 2018 the Minister for Planning set out his expectations for Heritage Victoria’s performance for 2018-2020.

The Minister identified four areas for improvement in governance and performance for Heritage Victoria:

  • Develop systems to improve access and streamline processing of statutory approvals under the Heritage Act 2017
  • Provide guidance for owners and managers of State-listed heritage places and objects, and historical archaeological sites, on requirements and processes under the Heritage Act 2017
  • Develop a proactive approach to enforcement and compliance
  • Improve transparency in decision-making under the Heritage Act 2017

Heritage Victoria’s response to the Minister for Planning

The Executive Director’s response to the Minister for Planning sets out how improvements and targets will be met in 2018-2020.

Heritage Victoria committed to:

  • Creating a single entry point for all statutory approvals. Heritage Victoria launched online forms in 2020.
  • Developing guidance on tall buildings and heritage places. Heritage Victoria, in collaboration with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and the City of Melbourne, is preparing a guideline.
  • Developing guidance for owners and managers on the maintenance of heritage places. The minimum standards for maintenance and repair was published in 2020.
  • Developing a compliance and enforcement strategy. This was published in 2019.
  • Developing guidelines for when a permit or permit exemption is applicable. Heritage Victoria’s website clearly sets out these requirements.

Page last updated: 23/02/21