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Functions of Heritage Council

21 Functions of Heritage Council

(1) The functions of the Heritage Council are--
(a) to make recommendations to the Minister for or with respect to the exercise by the Minister of any functions conferred or imposed on the Minister by or under this Act or the regulations,
(b) to make recommendations to the Minister relating to the taking of measures for or with respect to--
(i) the conservation of,
(ii) the exhibition or display of,
(iii) the provision of access to, and
(iv) the publication of information concerning,
items of the environmental heritage,
(c) to carry out investigations, research and inquiries relating to the matters referred to in paragraph (b),
(d) to arrange and co-ordinate consultations, discussions, seminars and conferences relating to the matters referred to in paragraph (b), and
(e) to maintain a database (to be called the State Heritage Inventory) listing items of State and local heritage significance, and
(f) to conduct community education concerning the State's environmental heritage, and
(g) to exercise such other functions as are conferred or imposed on it by or under this or any other Act or the regulations.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Heritage Council may--
(a) make submissions to persons or bodies in respect of--
(i) environmental studies,
(ii) proposed environmental planning instruments, and
(iii) environmental impact statements,
prepared under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 in so far as they relate to the environmental heritage, and
(b) provide opinions, statements or other information relating to the environmental heritage to persons or bodies if the Heritage Council considers it appropriate to do so.

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