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The Old Parliament House Corporate Plan 2018–19 sets out one purpose for the entity:
To provide an enriched understanding and appreciation of Australia’s political legacy and the intrinsic value of our democracy.
This purpose was achieved through a single outcome set out for the entity in the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19:
An enhanced appreciation and understanding of the political and social heritage of Australia for members of the public, through activities including the conservation and upkeep of, and the provision of access to, Old Parliament House and the development of its collections, exhibitions and educational programs.
Old Parliament House achieved its purpose through four key deliverables, as set out in the Portfolio Budget Statements:
- ensuring the heritage values of Old Parliament House are recognised, preserved and communicated
- managing a collection of national, regional and local significance to document and illustrate the development of Australian democracy
- providing enhanced visitor experiences through increased participation onsite and online
- providing quality learning programs that align with national curriculum requirements.
The deliverables are encompassed by the strategic priorities set out by the Old Parliament House Corporate Plan 2018–19.