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Commonwealth should consider 'risks' of granting Canberra heritage status, ACT government says

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated February 25 2022 - 4:29am, first published February 24 2022 - 6:30pm
The federal Environment Minister is considering a nomination to add Canberra to the national heritage list. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The ACT government has urged the Commonwealth government to consider the risks to the growth and future development of Canberra if the city is placed on the national heritage list a decade after it was nominated, while also suggesting a narrower listing may reduce the impact of new protections.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.