Compliance Overview

Compliance Framework
Compliance Driver Heritage Act 1977 (NSW)
Classification Level 3
Centrally managed, local area(s) requirement.
Associated Legislation
Associated Standards None
Associated Codes None
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Return to Top Administrative Information
Administrative Body NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
Administrative Name
Administrative Address Physical Address
Head Office
Level 14, 59 -61 Goulburn Street
Sydney NSW
Australia, 2000
Mailing Address
P.O. Box A290
Sydney South NSW
Australia, 1232
Administrative Phone 131 555
02 9995 5000
Administrative Email
Administrative Website
Return to Top General Introduction
VC Compliance Delegate Jo Scanlan, Chief Operating Officer
Compliance Coordinator Steven Ward, Director Estate and Built Environment
Business Units Impacted
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Overview This Act makes provisions to conserve the State’s environmental heritage. It provides for the identification and registration of items of State heritage significance, provides for the interim protection of items of State heritage significance, constitutes the Heritage Council of New South Wales and confers on it functions relating to the State's heritage. It has relevance for the University as it is the custodian of heritage listed buildings, in addition to research artefacts.

Compliance Obligations

Return to Top Heritage and Conservation Register
Description Under section 170 of the Act, the University is required to establish and keep a 'Heritage and Conservation Register' (Register).

The University's Register is to include details of each item of environmental heritage that:
1. it owns or occupies, and
2. is prescribed by clause 122 of the Regulations:
"(a) items that are listed as heritage items under an environmental planning instrument made under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979,
(b) items that are subject to an interim heritage order,
(c) items that are listed on the State Heritage Register,
(d) items identified by the government instrumentality concerned as having State heritage significance."

In addition, under section 170A the University "must give the Heritage Council not less than 14 days written notice before the government instrumentality:
(a) removes any item from its register under section 170, or
(b) transfers ownership of any item entered in its register, or
(c) ceases to occupy or demolishes any place, building or work entered in its register."
Responsible Manager Steven Ward, Director Estate and Built Environment
Coordinating Officer Meredith Butler, Associate Director Capital Asset Management
Coordinating Unit Estate and Built Environment
Oversight Committee/Group FMS Compliance Coordinator
Business Units Impacted
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Obligation Framework
Associated Legislation None
Associated Standard None
Associated Code None
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Management Tools
Rule Organisational Resilience Rule
Policy Space Allocation Policy
Procedure None
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