Monday, June 24, 2024

City of Casey publishes heritage handbook for building owners

Victoria’s City of Casey Council has published the ‘Heritage Handbook – Practical Guidelines for Owners of Historic Buildings’, a practical, how-to guide for local owners of historic buildings.

Council says the handbook will assist local owners of historic buildings to better understand the historical and architectural significance of their properties and the importance of ongoing maintenance in the conservation and protection of heritage properties.

“Designed for easy reading and referencing with hands-on advice and useful resources for owners of heritage properties, the handbook assists readers to better understand the era and significant attributes of their heritage property, how to manage a change to a building, address ‘frequently asked questions’, manage expectations of property owners, and pre-empt inappropriate development outcomes,” Council said in a statement.

The handbook was designed to be accessible to not only landowners of heritage buildings but anyone with a professional or amateur interest in building conservation.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators, Noelene Duff PSM said the Heritage Handbook was an important introduction to heritage conservation for the local community in the pursuit of protecting heritage buildings for future generations.

“The handbook directly responds to Council’s Heritage Strategy as an easy-to-use local government publication of distinction in heritage planning,” she said.

“Freely available to the wider community, this user-friendly online resource is a fine example of our commitment to excellence in sustainable design principles.”

All landowners of historic buildings have been provided with a copy of the handbook.

View the Heritage Handbook online or access a hard copy at Casey Cardinia Libraries.

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