Queensland Heritage Act 1992

The Queensland Heritage Act 1992 is an act of the Parliament of Queensland that establishes a legislative framework for registration protection of places of local and statewide significance.[1] The Act established the Queensland Heritage Council and formalised the Queensland Heritage Register.[1]

Queensland Heritage Act 1992
Status: In force

In September 2008, the Act was modified to allow the Queensland Government to compel owners to maintain their heritage property or else be fined up to $75,000.[2] The change was motivated by concerns that the heritage-listed Keating residence in Indooroopilly, Brisbane was being inadequately maintained by its owners. Left unoccupied, the building had been neglected and needed urgent maintenance, which was not being undertaken despite repeated requests. Following the changes to the Act, the owners were served with a maintenance notice to repair doors and windows, clear the drains and fence and mow the yard.[3][4]


  1. "Heritage conservation in Queensland". Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (Queensland). Government of Queensland. 3 July 2017. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. Moore, Tony (20 December 2010). "Council wants muscle to protect heritage". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. Odgers, Rosemary (8 September 2008). "Fix heritage house or be fined, owners warned". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. McNamara, Andrew Ian (10 September 2008). "Keating House" (PDF). Hansard. Queensland Parliament. p. 13. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
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