Function VF 327
Heritage protection
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    Provision of advice on heritage matters to local government and other responsible authorities within the statutory planning framework, particularly with reference to planning schemes which include historic or architecturally important buildings or areas. Identification and designation of Urban Conservation Areas and recommendations for amendments to planning schemes to protect the historic and architectural character of these areas Development of policy for heritage protection Administration of a system of advisory services and financial assistance to encourage conservation and restoration projects with particular emphasis on the conservation of historic areas, as distinct from individual buildings in both country towns and the inner suburbs of Melbourne, including: the Restoration Funds and Advisory Services Program which provides selected towns with part-time heritage advisers and with small restoration funds loaned to individuals on the advice of a local restoration fund committee. Towns assisted in this way include Maldon, Beechworth/Chiltern/Yackandandah, Queenscliff, Ballarat, and Port Fairy. In the early 1990s the Heritage Properties Restoration Program a jointly funded Commonwealth/State program to restore many of Victoria's heritage properties was administered. Also responsibility for financial administration and contribution of expertise and staff resources for the City of Melbourne Restoration Fund Ltd, a joint initiative of the State Government and the Melbourne City Council providing low interest loans to restore significant buildings in the City of Melbourne. heritage planning studies conducted in urban and rural areas management of the Goldfields Restoration Fund developed with reference to the Victorian Tourism Commission's goldfields tourism strategy, and to public land historic-site management, funded by Commonwealth Bicentennial program and providing financial assistance in the form of loans to owners of historic buildings or sites for conservation projects

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    Buildings, Historic (Preservation of) National Estate Archaeological Survey (Maritime and Historic) Planning

 
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Background ly owned buildings which are of "historic" or "architectural significance" could be protected and assistance given for their upkeep under the Historic Buildings Act. [See Buildings, historic (protection of)]. Government owned buildings of "historic" or "architectural significance" which were still used for government purposes and which were not on a crown land reserve (ie. are situated on government land) could, from 1989, be protected under the same legislation [See Buildings, historic (protection of)], or could be protected under the Government Buildings Advisory Council Act 1972. [See Buildings, government (preservation of)]. "Historic sites or places" denotes areas (such as goldfields) or historic buildings once ly owned or government owned but no longer used for government purposes, which are on public crown land (usually reserved). [See Crown Lands (historic sites)]. ly owned buildings can also be protected through statutory planning controls which designate certain areas as being of urban conservation or historic interest. Advisory services and financial assistance is given to encourage conservation and restoration projects with particular emphasis on the conservation of historic areas. [See Heritage Protection]. National Estate funding is used to assist projects under these and many other types of conservation and preservation programmes which seek to protect Australia's cultural and natural heritage. [See National Estate]. . See Victoria's Heritage: A Future for the Past strategy paper released 1983/84 Heritage Protection This function has generally been administered along with other statutory and strategic planning functions and has encompassed the provision of general heritage advice to local government and other responsible authorities within the statutory planning framework; the provision of advice on heritage matters to the Ministry, particularly with reference to planning schemes which include historic or architecturally important buildings or areas. For more information about this function see VA 1024 Ministry for Planning and Environment.
 
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    Archaeological survey (aboriginal) VF 326
    Archaeological survey (maritime and historic) VF 183
    Buildings, government (preservation of) VF 304
    Buildings, historic (protection of) VF 303
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    Planning (to 1988) VF 329
    Planning schemes (to 1988) VF 186
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Date of Responsibility Agency Title Agency Number
1945 - cont National Trust of Australia (Victoria) VA 1462
- 1983 Department of Planning VA 599
1983 - 1990 Ministry for Planning and Environment VA 1024
1990 - 1991 Department of Planning and Urban Growth VA 3006
1991 - 1992 Department of Planning and Housing VA 3013
1992 - 1995 Historic Buildings Council (known as Historic Buildings Preservation Council 1974 - 1981) VA 1405
1995 - 1995 Historic Shipwrecks Advisory Committee I VA 4258
1995 - 1996 Department of Planning and Development VA 3094
1996 - cont Department of Infrastructure VA 3971
2002 - 2013 Department of Sustainability and Environment VA 4554
2003 - cont The Centre For Cultural Materials Conservation VA 4719
2013 - 2014 Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure VA 5003
2015 - cont Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VA 5036
 
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2007 - 2013 Department of Planning and Community Development VA 4838
 
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- 1996 Planning I VRG 65
1996 - 1999 Planning and Local Government VRG 126