Statement of Heritage Impact (SoHI)
Also referred to as a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), this document assesses the impact of a proposed development on the cultural heritage significance of a site. The report also includes recommended measures to be taken to mitigate the impacts to an acceptable level. Such measures could include undertaking a re-design to avoid highly significant areas, archival recording and/or archaeological excavation prior to the commencement of the works, or archaeological monitoring during the works as well as public interpretation of the archaeology and heritage of the site. A SoHI or HIA is almost always required to accompany a submission for an approval to disturb an archaeological site.