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
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).