1) NSW Heritage Act Review
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Friday 24 August 2007
2) Deadline Extended: ICOMOS Thailand International Symposium
3) Stirring the Possum ‘Giving the Past a Future: Celebrating
4) Engineering Heritage Conference: Early Bird Closing Soon
5) Australian Government media release
6) Heritage Landscape Advice: Outreach Pilot Project: South
7) Tender: Preparation of the Old Parliament House Interpretation
8) Situation Vacant: NSW Heritage Office
9) Situation Vacant: Cultural Heritage Researcher
1) NSW Heritage Act Review
Australia ICOMOS has been invited to make a submission to the
NSW Heritage Act Review Panel. The Panel will be calling for public
submissions shortly. Following the close of submissions, the Panel will
formulate a discussion paper for the Minister’s consideration.The time
frame for input prior to the discussion paper is 6 weeks.
The ICOMOS submission will be compiled by NSW members of the Executive
Committee. We would be interested to hear not only from NSW members, but
members in other states who have experience of the NSW system and how it
compares with those elsewhere.
Australia ICOMOS is inviting members to have their say on the review of
the NSW Heritage Act and its relationship to other pertinent Acts, and
heritage matters at both State and local levels. If you would like to
assist in formulating the Australia ICOMOS submission, the Executive
Committee would appreciate receiving your e-replies by Friday
16th September.Please send your
comments to Sue Jackson-Stepowski at
Members are of course welcome to make submissions to the Panel
The terms of reference for the Panel are as follows:
Undertake a review of the Heritage Act and its operations and make
recommendations to reform and update administrative and legislative
The review should particularly focus on [but not limited to] the
1. Duplicative and overlapping provisions with other legislation
[including at the national level]
2. Strengthening the integration of heritage provisions with the
Environmental Planning and Assessment Act [both at the plan making and
development control levels]
3. State heritage provisions and practice, including but not limited to:
4. The functions and constitution of the Heritage Council.
- (a) improvements that can be made to the listing process;
- (b) alternatives to the listing process [eg heritage agreements];
- (c) the public benefit of outcomes;
- (d) the test for achieving State heritage status;
- (e) the role of the property owner or stakeholders and appeal
- (f) the approval process for alterations to items on the SHR,
- rights of property owners and stakeholders; and
- (g) resource and time efficiency.
5. Consideration of local heritage processes and whether they warrant
2) Deadline Extended - ICOMOS
Thailand International Symposium 2007
The deadline for submission of abstracts to ICOMOS Thailand
International Symposium 2007 "INTERPRETATION: FROM MONUMENT TO
LIVING HERITAGE" has been extended.
The new deadline is August 31st, 2007.
3) Stirring the Possum
Giving the Past a Future - Celebrating Heritage Architecture’
For South Australians:
Wednesday 29 August 2007
Doors open at 5:30pm
Grainger Studio, 91 Hindley St
The Department for Environment and Heritage, in partnership with SA
Heritage Council, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and Visage
Audio Visual, will be holding an energetic public forum discussing our
heritage architecture as part of the popular “Stirring the Possum”
‘Giving the Past a Future Celebrating Heritage Architecture’ will
debate the opportunities and challenges faced when integrating built
heritage into modern architecture.
The expert panel will discuss new developments in historical areas and
the challenge of making dramatic changes to individual heritage
Allan Holmes, CE, Dept for Environment and Heritage
Kerstin Thompson, Architect, Writer and Lecturer
Mary Marsland, Chair, SA Heritage Council
Megan Lloyd, Editor-in-Chief, Messenger Newspapers
George Kambitsis, Adelaide Property Developer
All are welcome, entry is free and bookings are not necessary, however
spaces are limited. An early arrival is encouraged - doors open at
For further information contact Sue Girardi on 8204 1438 or
4) Engineering Heritage
Early Bird Closing Soon
14th National Engineering Heritage Conference 2007
The 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference which will focus on all
aspects of engineering and industrial heritage is taking place at Trinity
Conference Centre in Western Australia from 18 21 November 2007. As
the conference date is quickly approaching, this is a reminder that early
bird registrations close on Friday 31st August. To secure the reduced
early bird registration rate delegates must complete the registration
form and send with payment to the conference secretariat by this date.
Further information is available on the conference website at
We hope to see you in Perth during November!
Conference & Event Executive
For the 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference
T: +61 8 9386 3282
F: +61 8 9386 3292
PO Box 441 NEDLANDS WA 6909
5) Australian Government media
TITLE: Protection zone for Victorian shipwreck SS alert
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: Media Release THE HON JOHN COBB MP Assistant
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Member for Parkes 23
August 2007 PROTECTION ZONE FOR VICTORIAN SHIPWRECK SS ALERT The wreck of
the Victorian steamship SS Alert will now be protected, thanks to a new
protection zone announced today.
6) Heritage Landscape Advice
Outreach Pilot Project: South West Region
The Heritage Strategy, Victoria's Heritage: Strengthening
our communities, delivers a new and enhanced range of programs and
initiatives to recognise, protect, interpret and manage Victoria’s
diverse heritage. Part of the strategy’s Capacity Building Program, the
Heritage Landscapes Advice Project aims to improve the access
owners/managers of heritage landscapes have to technical expertise. A
trial of the Project in Victoria’s South West region is being undertaken
by Heritage Victoria.
Heritage Victoria is seeking to appoint qualified and experienced
heritage landscape specialists as contractors to provide advice from
October 2007 to 30th June 2008 in Victoria’s south-west (ie Shires
of Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Moyne, Corangamite and Colac-Otway and
the City of Warrnambool).
For a copy of the Brief visit:
http://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/page.asp?ID=445. The closing date for
submissions is 4pm, Friday 24th August 2007.
For further information contact:
Level 7, 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne 3002
Ph: 9637 9486
Preparation of the Old Parliament House Interpretation Plan
The Department of Communications, Information Technology and
the Arts invites suitably qualified and experienced consultants to submit
proposals to prepare the Old Parliament House (OPH) Interpretation Plan
The Department is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced consultant
to prepare an interpretation plan for OPH for the period 2007-2013. The
successful tenderer will be expected to create an innovative plan which
will present an exciting but appropriate framework to explore the
evolving story of Australia’s democracy and the history of OPH. The plan
will need to incorporate the new initiatives at OPH, including the
Gallery of Australian Democracy and the Australian Prime Ministers
Centre, as well as working with the Heritage Management Plan.
In addition to relevant professional qualifications and experience, it
would be an advantage for Tenderers to have experience in working within
The Tender will close at 2:00pm (local time in the ACT) on 3
Tender documentation is available from Austender at
may be lodged through the Austender site. Physical lodgement is
available. Details within Conditions of Submission.
The contact for this tender is Edwina Jans, Heritage Interpretation
Manager, Old Parliament House at
King George Terrace
PARKES ACT 2600
T: 02 6270 8234
F: 02 6270 8107
8) Situation Vacant : NSW Heritage
Applications have been called for the position of Director,
Heritage Office, NSW Department of Planning following Susan Macdonald's
resignation to take up a position with the Getty Conservation Institute
The Heritage Office, Department of Planning is a NSW government agency
with responsibility for administration of the Heritage Act and for
leadership and co-ordination of policy and strategies involving state and
local government and the community to improve heritage conservation
across the state.
DIRECTOR Senior Officer Level 2. Permanent full time. Total remuneration
package valued up to $147,514 including salary of $124,873 to $133,678
Heritage Office (Pos No HO 07/XX). This officer will assist the Executive
Director and provide leadership to the staff of the Office in the
implementation of the NSW Government heritage policy.
Essential: Excellent leadership and management skills, vision,
communication and negotiation skills. University qualifications in a
heritage related field, practical professional experience and accumulated
knowledge and interest in heritage conservation. Comprehensive knowledge
of the needs, issues and challenges relating to heritage conservation.
High level policy development skills gained in a senior position. High
level communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Demonstrated
ability in managing organisational change in line with Public Sector
reform principles. Proven ability in managing a multi-disciplinary teams
with an understanding and commitment to the issues of equity,
occupational health and safety, diversity and opportunity in human
resource management. Commitment to ethical work practices.
An remuneration package within the Senior Officer Level 2 Band, will be
negotiated. Information package : Lynne Barnes (02) 9873 8584. Inquiries
Reece McDougall, Executive Director (02) 9873 8584.
Closing Date: 24 August 2007
Application form and full position description are available from
9) Situation Vacant: Cultural
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE NSW
Cultural Heritage Researcher,
EPO Class 9, Cultural and Heritage Division, Hurstville,
Permanent Full Time. Vacancy Ref: DECC07-330.
Total Remuneration package to $93,479 p.a. including salary ($76,042 -
Undertake research in cultural heritage (Aboriginal and non-indigenous)
to provide new knowledge and approaches for conservation and
interpretation of heritage places and landscapes.
Selection Criteria: To apply for this position applicants must obtain the
information pack. The pack contains the selection criteria for the
position that must be addressed in your application.
Notes: Applicants shortlisted for interview may be asked to submit a
short piece of their own written work demonstrating outcomes and/or
recommendations stemming from a research project that they have
undertaken or participated in. Electronic applications must be MS Office
Inquiries: Denis Byrne (02) 9585 6571 or
Information Packages: (02) 9585 6168 or jobs.nsw.gov.au
Applications Marked 'Confidential' To: Recruitment Officer, Department of
Environment and Climate Change NSW, Personnel Services Section, PO Box
1967, Hurstville NSW 2220, Fax (02) 9585 6116, or e-mail to
Closing Date: Friday 7 September 2007
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