Statement of Heritage Impact (SoHI)

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.

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