Access to heritage places

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This note provides information to assist in providing disability access to heritage places. It sets out the statutory requirements and a process to solve issues.

Dignified access for people with disabilities should be provided to, and within heritage places. However, many heritage places offer specific challenges that need to be overcome when providing access for all. Any proposal for change to a heritage place should be informed by, and tested against, a thorough understanding of the impact that change will have on its heritage significance. In most cases heritage, planning and/or building permits will be required when undertaking changes to a heritage place.