The assessment process
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act) requires the Australian Heritage Council to provide the Minister with a written assessment for each place on the finalised priority assessment list.
In making its assessment, the Council must take into account public comments it receives in accordance with the Act. It may seek and have regard to information or advice from any source, but it must not consider any matter that does not relate to the question whether the place meets any of the National Heritage (or, where relevant, Commonwealth Heritage) criteria.
Public comment on proposed listings
|Proposed listing - open for comment||Comment period|
|There are currently no proposed listings open for comment|
|Proposed listings - closed for comment|
|Greater Red Lily Lagoon Erre, NT||Closed on 15 November 2019|
|Djirurri Rock Shelter, NT||Closed on 15 November 2019|
|Murray Island Group, QLD||Closed on 30 October 2017|
|St Kilda Road and Environs, VIC||Closed on 11 August 2017|
|Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, VIC||Closed on 14 July 2017|
|Quinkan Country, QLD||Closed on 23 June 2017|
|Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW||Closed on 28 April 2017|
|St Kilda Rd and Environs, VIC||Closed on 28 April 2017|
|Governors’ Domain and Civic Precinct, NSW||Closed on 24 February 2017|
|Parramatta Female Factory Precinct, NSW||Closed on 26 September 2016|
|Abbotsford convent||Closed on 5 August 2016|
|Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park||Closed on 20 June 2016|
|Chillagoe Karst Region||Closed on 2 November 2015|
|Quinkan Country, and Saltwater Country of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago||Closed on 7 March 2014|
The following national heritage assessments are some of those that have been provided by the Council to the Minister (additional assessments will continue to be added for all National Heritage Listed sites).