Status and management of key threats to historic heritage places and objects

State of the Parks Fourth Edition

The condition of historic heritage places and objects is affected by a range of threats including human or animal disturbance, the level of knowledge and the types of park management interventions. Natural forces such as weathering/age-related dilapidation, extreme weather events can also have an impact.

Indicator

5.2.1 Threats to historic heritage places

Data confidence

 

 

5.2.1. Threats to historic heritage places

• Park managers identified threatening processes impacting on historic heritage values in 128 parks (43% of the 300 assessed parks). 

• Threatening processes with the highest percentage of parks with an extreme or major impact on historic heritage values were wildfire, inadequate maintenance, weathering/age-related dilapidation and extreme weather events. This represented 19% – 30% of relevant parks.

Severity of top 10 threats to historic heritage values across parks network

threats to historic heritage places

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

Data confidence

Confidence in park manager assessments of severity of threatening processes of historic heritage values

data confidence threats to historic heritage values

Data source: Parks Victoria State of the Parks assessments

 

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