The National Trust of Australia (Victoria), in consultation with the RHSV, has prepared an Heritage Advocacy kit to guide people through the process of applying for classification of a building or site and lodging objections in the event that it is threatened.
The Heritage Advocacy Toolkit consists of five separate guides. These include:
1. Nominating a place or object for inclusion in the Victorian Heritage Register
2. Objecting to an application for a permit to change a place or object included in the Victorian Heritage Register
3. Objecting to an Application for a Planning Permit for properties covered by a Heritage Overlay
4. Appealing a Permit Decision at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
5. Heritage Overlays and Planning Scheme Amendments
You can get your copy of the advocacy guides through the National Trust of Australia (VIC) website.
STARTING AN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN
Do you want to start an advocacy campaign and are unsure what to do? The Commons Social Change Libraryexists to make activism smarter and stronger. They gather the collective wisdom of people engaged in social change in one accessible online place. All materials are free, digital, and directly available. The library is Australian-based so all the material is relevant to Australian campaigns.
Image courtesy of National Trust of Australia (VIC).
Require Heritage Advocacy Support?
The RHSV Heritage Committee may be able to assist.