Rainbow Valley Conservation Park. Photo: Nicholas Hall
Rainbow Valley Conservation Park. Photo: Nicholas Hall 

Stepping Stones for Heritage

The Stepping Stones for Heritage guide people through key steps for land conservation and heritage management.

The Stepping Stones for Heritage can be used to develop management and conservation plans for heritage places and areas with conservation values, develop comprehensive heritage programs and plan heritage and land management projects.

Stepping Stones

PDF icon Stepping Stones for Heritage card (118Kb)

As part of projects in which Stepwise has been involved, Stepping Stones for Heritage has been translated into a number of different languages. See some of the examples below:

PDF icon Pitjantjatjara – Australia  (71KB)
PDF icon Bislama – Vanuatu  (63KB)
PDF icon Tok Pisin – Papua New Guinea  (63KB)
PDF icon Khmer – Cambodia  (92KB)

The Australian Government advocates the use of a similar set of ten steps for protecting heritage. The Stepping Stones for Heritage reflect the processes advocated in the Protecting Heritage Places Information and Resource Kit, released by the Australian Heritage Commission in 2000 and the three technical guidelines for natural and cultural heritage practice used in Australia: The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Heritage Significance, the Australian Natural Heritage Charter for the conservation of places of natural heritage significance and Ask First: A guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values.

The Protecting Heritage Places 10 steps can be viewed on the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts website: www.environment.gov.au/heritage/ahc/publications/commission/books/protecting-places/