The NCA’s mission is:
To shape Canberra as a capital that all Australians can be proud of by ensuring it is well planned, managed and promoted, consistent with its enduring national significance.
In line with this mission, the NCA is responsible for:
The NCA manages and controls land throughout the Australian Capital Territory on behalf of the Commonwealth, including a range of places of cultural significance. These places include 19 places entered on the Commonwealth Heritage List and two places entered on the National Heritage List that are of heritage significance to the Canberra community and all Australians.
In accordance with the requirements under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the EPBC Act), the NCA has prepared an updated Heritage Strategy.
The Heritage Strategy sets out the NCA’s strategic approach to identifying, assessing, protecting and conserving Commonwealth and/or National Heritage values of places under its ownership and control. The Strategy outlines the NCA’s management context and how heritage has been integrated into its corporate management framework.
The objectives of the Heritage Strategy are: