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Get professional advice
Seek advice from a heritage professional. This may include a heritage architect, heritage consultant, or your local Council’s heritage advisor. They can assist you with your proposed project, including planning, implementation and completion.
Prepare a brief which specifies their involvement throughout the project. The cost to engage the heritage professional can be included in your project budget.
The scope should be informed by professional heritage advice. It should include:
- project timelines
- a conservation methodology
- documentation to guide the works, such as a conservation works plan, conservation management plan, or condition report
Successful projects must be completed within financial years.
Seek a permit or a permit exemption from Heritage Victoria. While a heritage permit or permit exemption is not required to submit your application, it is recommended. This demonstrates your project is consistent with good heritage practice. It is also more likely to meet timeframes for completion.
Appoint a project manager
Your application should include at least two written quotes for the works. Quotes must be dated and obtained within 6 months of your application. To allow for comparison, quotes must be based on:
- the same scope of works
- show a detailed breakdown of costs
Heritage Victoria acknowledges that this may be difficult in rural areas, and under some circumstances one quote may be acceptable.
Page last updated: 23/02/21