Conservation of Heritage Buildings
Habitat - Conservation of Heritage Buildings
Heritage is deemed to mean those buildings, artefacts, structures, areas and precincts that are of historic, aesthetic, architectural or cultural significance and should include natural features within such areas or precincts of environmental significance or scenic beauty such as sacred groves, hills, hillocks, water bodies (and the areas adjoining the same), open areas, wooded areas, etc. It must be recognized that the 'cultural landscape' around a heritage site is critical for the interpretation of the site and its built heritage and thus is very much its integral part.
The conservation of built heritage is generally perceived to be in the long term interest of society. This can be better understood if categorized under 'economic’, 'cultural', and 'environmental', although they are not mutually exclusive and, indeed, they are often interlocked.
Most buildings are capable of beneficial use, whether for their original purpose or for some other use. Buildings and their precincts need to be used in order to survive and such use can be made into an economically viable enterprise.
Habitat takes the heritage conservation of its buildings very seriously and is committed to maintaining these important buildings for future generations to enjoy.