Condition and management outcomes for historic heritage places and objects

State of the Parks Fourth Edition

Understanding the condition of historic heritage places and objects informs park management in setting and achieving objectives to conserve the historic heritage places and objects found within the parks network. Each heritage place requires different conservation strategies depending on their physical fabric, scale, and complexity. In some cases, such as in managing archaeological sites that contain remnant machinery, the role of park management may be to simply allow these structures to weather in-situ and ensure there are no interventions.

Indicators

5.3.1 Condition of historic heritage places and objects

5.3.2 Extent management objectives met for conservation of historic heritage places and objects

Data confidence

 

5.3.1. Condition of historic heritage places and objects 

  • Park managers reported that the condition of historic heritage places and objects was very good or good in one-third of relevant parks. Although condition was stable in 71% of these parks, significantly more parks reported that it declined (19%) than improved (9%) since 2013.
  • For the 55 assessed parks that include places on the Victorian Heritage Register, park managers reported that heritage places and objects were in very good or good condition in 45% of parks. These parks showed a similar trend; condition remained stable in 65% but declined in significantly more parks (29%) than improved (6%). 

condition of all historic heritage places and objects

*Calculated from parks that were assessed in both 2013 and 2018 (n = 149), excluding parks where condition was unknown

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

condition of historic places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register

*Calculated from parks that were assessed in both 2013 and 2018 (n = 51 parks), excluding parks where condition was unknown

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

condition of historic heritage places and objects

 

5.3.2. Extent management objectives met for conservation of historic heritage places and objects

  • Park managers reported that almost 30% of relevant parks indicated that they were fully or substantially meeting objectives for the management of historic heritage places and objects. This has remained stable since 2013.
  • While a similar percentage of the 55 parks with places on the Victorian Heritage Register fully or substantially met objectives, fewer parks indicated that objectives were not met at all. Although the extent to which objectives were met remained stable for most of these parks (64%), significantly more parks reported that it decreased than increased (29% compared to 8%, respectively).

extent management objectives for historic heritage places and objects were met

*Calculated from parks that were assessed in both 2013 and 2018 (n = 175)

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

extent management objectives for historic heritage places and objects were met Victorian Heritage Register

*Calculated from parks that were assessed in both 2013 and 2018 (n = 52)

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

extent management objectives met for historic heritage places and objects

 

Data confidence

Confidence in park manager assessments for condition and extent objective met for historic heritage assets

data confidence for historic heritage assets

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

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