Conservation management plans
A Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is the principal guiding document for the conservation and management of a heritage place.
It is a tool that allows owners, property managers and approval authorities to make sound decisions about heritage places.
A CMP identifies the heritage values - or significance - of a place, the conservation policies to be applied to protect that significance in the face of change, and a strategy through which the policies will be put into action.
Conservation Management Plans: Managing Heritage Places (2010) (PDF 358 KB) is a guide designed to help owners and managers of heritage places create and use a Conservation Management Plan (CMP).
The guide is applicable to owners and managers of both private and public heritage places.
It explains the purpose, scope and content of a CMP, how to commission and use a CMP, and what makes a good CMP.
Additional resources to help manage your CMP.
These resources include information on heritage legislation, the Burra Charter, technical notes, grants, places with natural and Indigenous heritage values, heritage consultants and managing contracts.