The Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales is a statutory authority within the NSW Ministry for the Arts. It manages 13 major museums and many different programs and is the third largest museum organisation in NSW.
The mission of the Trust is:
To conserve, manage and interpret places of cultural significance in the care of the Trust, with imagination and integrity and through these places promote an awareness of the relevance of our history and cultural heritage.
The Trust holds some of the most significant properties and collections in the history of NSW and Australia for the benefit of the community. It uses these resources to provide a broad range of cultural services in NSW, conducting vigorous exhibition, education, publications, and public programs.
Godden Mackay Logan is a Sydney based consulting firm which specialises in cultural resource management and planning for historic and industrial sites. The firm offers comprehensive services in conservation analysis and management for significant historic places and items, including adaptive reuse, excavation and recording.
Godden Mackay Logan is experienced in project management and co-ordination as well as involvement in multi-disciplinary project teams. A core expert staff combines with an established team of specialist consultants, to provide clients with services specially tailored to suit their requirements.
The firm has experience in public urban archaeology which is unparalleled in Australia. Since 1990, the practice has been involved in more than one hundred archaeological project including major excavations across extensive sites involving participation by both professional archaeologists and thousands of community volunteers. Examples of major projects include sites at Paddys Markets, Little Pier Street, the Prince of Wales Hospital and the famous "Big Dig" in The Rocks in 1994.
The functions of the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority are:
- to protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the foreshore area of Sydney harbour;
- to promote, co-ordinate, manage, undertake and secure the orderly and economic development and use of the foreshore area, including the provision of infrastructure;
- to promote, co-ordinate, organise, manage, undertake, secure, provide and conduct, cultural, educational, commercial, tourist, recreational, entertainment and transport activities and facilities.
Heritage Victoria serves as Victoria's central government heritage agency,
Providing heritage services and supporting the work of the Heritage Council. It is part of the Department of Infrastructure's Office of Planning and Heritage. Its focus is on the Victorian community, its clients, and the State's heritage assets it is entrusted to protect on behalf of all Victorians, under the terms of the Heritage Act 1995. Heritage Victoria comprises a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated heritage professionals including architects, archaeologists, planners, historians, conservators, educators, and support staff, all committed to serving its client's heritage needs. It is involved with the identification, protection and interpretation of Victoria's most important cultural heritage, encouraging appropriate development, providing information and advice, assisting decision-making and project design. Heritage Victoria advises owners, local and State government, industry, and the general community on heritage matters. The team's goal is to make heritage identification, protection and management simple and easy to understand.
The NSW Heritage Office is a government agency which works to develop the community's understanding of heritage as an essential component of our culture, promote recognition of heritage as an integral part of managing environmental change, assist local councils and State government agencies to perform their heritage management responsibilities and ensure the State's heritage is appropriately conserved. It employs heritage professionals from a range of disciplines to achieve these goals, develops guidelines and policy for heritage matters, acts as an approvals body for major heritage matters and provides advice to State and local government, the private sector and the general public.
The City of Sydney is a statutory corporation dating from 1842. The City approves development applications, building applications and construction certificates within its jurisdiction, being the Central Activities District (CAD), The Rocks, Millers Point, Ultimo, Pyrmont, Surry Hills and small sections of Woolloomooloo, Potts Point and Chippendale.