Conservation Management Plan

The National Library of Australia is included in the Commonwealth Heritage List.  This listing protects the building’s heritage values and imposes a number of obligations on the managing agency, the National Library of Australia, including the requirement for a Conservation Management Plan. 

The Management Plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the EPBC Act (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Regulations 2003 (No.1): Schedule 7A & 7B) relating to a Commonwealth Heritage Listed building.  It provides a framework and basis for the conservation and good management of the National Library of Australia building, in recognition of its heritage values.

The Delegate for the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water (Assistant Secretary, Heritage South Branch, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) has determined the Management Plan to be consistent with the EPBC Act and the Commonwealth Heritage management principles, and the Plan is now in place.

The Conservation Management Plan presents the history of the creation of the National Library of Australia and the construction of its building, describes the elements that have heritage significance and outlines the obligations, opportunities and constraints affecting the management and conservation of the Library. It provides policies to guide conservation and management over the next five years.

Enquiries about the Plan can be made by contacting the Sustainability Manager.


or post:
Sustainability Project Manager
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra  ACT  2600