Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 738

  1. Australia ICOMOS Inaugural President’s Award – call for nominations
  2. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, 26 July
  3. PAST MATTERS – Ourimbah Indigenous Heritage & Rock Art Workshop II, University of Newcastle, 22 July
  4. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, Thursday 21 July
  5. Rum Hospital 200th Anniversary symposium, 30 July, Sydney
  6. Victorian Community History Awards – applications open
  7. Port Arthur Talks, Tuesday 19 July 2016
  8. ACT and Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium 2016 – registration open
  9. digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS conference, Brisbane, 19-21 April 2017 – call for papers
  10. NSW Green Globe Awards – nominations open
  11. “Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?” congress, Portugal, 5-8 July 2017 – call for papers
  12. Digital GLAM symposium, Melbourne, 14-15 July 2016 – registration open
  13. Victorian Museums & Galleries conference, 5-7 October 2016, Phillip Island, VIC – keynote speakers announced
  14. Heritage Council of NSW Committees – applications invited
  15. “The architectural heritage of the XX century”, St Petersburg, 18-19 August 2016
  16. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – application deadline extended
  17. “Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” conference, Florence, 13-14 March 2017 – call for papers
  18. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  19. SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Design 5 – Architects, Sydney
  20. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, RBA Architects, Melbourne
  21. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Conservation Officer, State Heritage Unit, SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide
  22. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Conservation Architect, GBA Heritage, Sydney
  23. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney


1. Australia ICOMOS Inaugural President’s Award – call for nominations

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to announce the inaugural President’s Award, which recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or early career professionals in the cultural heritage field. ICOMOS already acknowledges experienced heritage professionals with Honorary ICOMOS membership (both national and international).

The establishment of the President’s Award was initiated by Elizabeth Vines and Kerime Danis (immediate past President and current President, respectively), who have both personally pledged the cash prizes for the inaugural award. The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee has endorsed its establishment and continuation as a dedicated Australia ICOMOS award, to encourage and support those early on in their career (and extending nominations to also include non-ICOMOS members, in order to widen recognition of those in the field). Candidates can either apply themselves or be proposed by others (with the approval of the candidate).  

Note that the term ‘professional’ is taken to mean anyone who is engaged in a cultural heritage field (or is training to be engaged) as a qualified person.

There are two categories for the President’s Award:

  1. A student / young / early career heritage practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project; and
  2. A trainee / apprentice or early career tradesperson who has made an outstanding contribution to a heritage project.

For further information visit the President’s Award webpage and download the nomination form (click on links below).

Closing date for receipt of nominations is 5pm, Monday 15 August 2016.

The Award will be formally presented during the joint National Trust and Australia ICOMOS People’s Ground Conference in Melbourne, 4-8 October 2016.


2. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, 26 July

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar Series will be a presentation by Fara Azmat, Emma Winston, Ahmed Ferdous and Ruth Rentschler (Deakin University), on “How museums create value as a means of sustainable development”.


The purpose of the study is to explore in a deep, rich study how stakeholders of the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) create value through the work that is conducted at the museum. The IMA is used as a case study for exploring the role of its arts based initiatives (ABIs) as a source of value creation for sustainable development (SD) and how the value created is retained. Drawing on the standpoints of multiple stakeholders and methods—focus groups, interviews, forums and documentary evidence—our findings highlight the need for using ABIs as a ‘soft’ and ‘non-threatening’ tool to promote SD and facilitate social inclusion with the more important goal of retaining value over time. The challenges of SD have intensified following the increasing rise of terrorism, with its catastrophic effects posing threats for security and social inclusion. As Islam is being increasingly associated with terrorism, fear of Islam has increased polarisation in regard to Muslim and non-Muslim integration in secular societies, including Australia. Given this background, the results of the report have important policy implications for policy makers, communities, individuals and the IMA.


Dr Fara Azmat is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Management at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her areas of research interest are: social inclusion, corporate social responsibility in developing countries, women and migrant entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. She has published her work in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Australian Journal of Management, European Management Journal, International Journal of Public administration, Contemporary South Asia, Thunderbird International Business Review, Social Responsibility Journal, and International Review of Administrative Sciences.

Dr. Ahmed Ferdous is a Lecturer of Marketing in the Department of Marketing, Deakin University, Australia. His key research interest is in the area of internal marketing and transformative business practices. He has published in several journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management, Strategic Marketing, Transfusion, The Marketing Review, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of International Consumer Marketing and Corporate Communications: An International Journal.

Ms. Emma Winston will be working with us on this project as part of her honours year of study. She has worked for two years with Ruth Rentschler at Deakin University as a research assistant. Her interest is in diversity and the arts. She has also worked with Multicultural Arts Victoria and has developed a marketing plan for the Duldig Studio, museum and sculpture garden.

Professor Ruth Rentschler is the Associate Dean Research Education, University of South Australia and undertakes work is on diversity, equity and participation in governance, management and marketing settings in arts and cultural organisations. Her work is published in international journals and books such as Arts Governance: People Passion Performance (Routledge 2015). She was awarded the OAM for services to education, to the arts and to the community. She has received numerous other awards for best papers, outstanding doctoral student supervision, research excellence and service excellence. Ruth has partnered with many organisations in conducting her research and industry projects, eg. Arts Queensland, Creative Victoria.

Date: Tuesday 26 July 2016

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: Theatre Room, Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 3/550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

RSVP: to Antonio Gonzalez by email


3. PAST MATTERS – Ourimbah Indigenous Heritage & Rock Art Workshop II, University of Newcastle, 22 July

The Hunter (Living) History Initiative has organised a one-day workshop on Rock Art and Indigenous heritage of the Central Coast region.

After our last PAST MATTERS workshop we were approached by a University of Newcastle post graduate student suggesting that a similar workshop be held at the Ourimbah campus – this workshop will have a technical/conservation focus.

WHEN: Friday 22 July, 9am-4pm
WHERE: University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah Campus, Room LT102

For more information and bookings/RSVP, click here.


4. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, Thursday 21 July

Presentation by Christian Hampson

‘Heritage Near Me’ is a government initiative that will provide opportunities for the community to protect, share and celebrate heritage in NSW. In his presentation, Christian will outline the key delivery streams within the program including the Heritage Roadshow Team, Heritage Incentives and heritage outreach tools and the opportunities within the program.

Christian Hampson is the Manager of the Heritage Near Me (HNM) programme within the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Christian has worked in heritage for over

20 years with extensive experience in Aboriginal heritage conservation. Christian’s family is Woiwurrung and Maneroo from the Yarra Valley and Snowy Mountains. He has had a passion for heritage since he first spent time with Elders as a child learning about and practicing his culture. Christian and his team are currently working on developing the HNM framework, with a focus on collaborative outcomes and solutions that are agile, responsive and innovative. HNM will invest in communities for long term benefits and local heritage legacies.

Time & Date: Thursday 21 July 2016, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: members $10, non-members $15; payable at GML
Venue: GML Heritage Level 6, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street – south from Central Station North Concourse exit to Elizabeth Street). Please report to the reception desk on the Australia Council Ground Floor on arrival to be ticked off on the list and to obtain a Visitors Pass
RSVP: by Monday 18 July via email to Tatiana Tauribookings are essential as places are limited

Download the ICOMOS DOCOMOMO AIA talk 21 July 2016 flyer.


5. Rum Hospital 200th Anniversary symposium, 30 July, Sydney

A Symposium to mark the 200th anniversary of the Rum Hospital

On the 200th anniversary of the opening of Governor Macquarie’s General ‘Rum’ Hospital for convicts, we invite you to discover the compelling history of the oldest surviving public buildings in central Sydney.

From its origins serving convict patients to its many adaptations as the Sydney Dispensary and Infirmary, Sydney Hospital, the Sydney branch of the Royal Mint and NSW Parliament House, the site of the Rum Hospital, its new building and those that remain, are interwoven with some of the most important events in New South Wales history.

A Future for the Past, to be held in what was originally the south wing of the hospital, explores this compelling two century story – from the management of health in the early colony, the later functions of its original buildings and the wider history of Macquarie Street; through to the award-winning rejuvenation of The Mint and the future promise of this significant site.

When: Saturday 30 July, 9:30am–5.00pm
Where: The Gold Melting Room, The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney
Price: $125 General | $100 Concession/Member | $100 Select Associations | $100 Registered Architects | $75 full-time Student

Admission price includes: lunch, refreshments and a complimentary copy of the book The Mint Project (RRP $65)

For more information about this symposium, click here.


6. Victorian Community History Awards – applications open

The Victorian Community History Awards (VCHA) recognise excellence in historical method: the award categories acknowledge that history can be told in a variety of formats with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians. The Victorian Community History Awards have been held since 1999, and are organised by Royal Historical Society of Victoria in cooperation with the Public Record Office Victoria. To find out about previous winners of the VCHA visit the Past VCHA Winners page.

2016 Community History Awards brochure and entry form available now.

Applications close 2pm, Friday 29 July.


7. Port Arthur Talks, Tuesday 19 July 2016

But did they wash behind their ears? Preliminary findings from the
2016 Penitentiary Ablutions archaeological excavation

presented by Richard Tuffin and Dr David Roe

During early 2016, a team of archaeologists undertook a programme of excavation behind the Penitentiary at Port Arthur. From 1856–1877, the area was known as the Ablutions Block, housing the amenities blocks, exercise yards, shelter sheds and Day Room and is a vital key to understanding how Port Arthur’s most iconic structure operated as a place of incarceration. The archaeological excavation, part of a suite of ongoing conservation, interpretation and research works, was by far the largest ever carried out at the site and one of the largest research investigations of the convict-period undertaken in Australia. A team of seven professional archaeologists spent over four months on site, their findings already beginning to challenge existing views of how convicts and the authorities interacted with the space and with each other.

This presentation will share the early results of the excavation, showcasing some of the more fascinating finds. The advanced recording methods used to conduct the investigation will also be discussed, including the generation of highly detailed 3D representations of the site using photogrammetric techniques.

Richard Tuffin returns, having served an initial term as an archaeologist at Port Arthur, between 2001 and 2007. In an unintentional reversal of 19th century norms, Richard transported himself to Scotland, where he worked at the coal face of commercial archaeology.  He gladly took up the offer of Penitentiary Project archaeologist in 2015.  Dr David Roe is Archaeology Manager with the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority and has been involved with archaeological management and research in the UK, Portugal, Russia, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Pitcairn Island and Australia.

When: Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 5.30pm

Where: Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site

For more information call (03) 6251 2324. (Note: Bring a torch for the walk back to your car)

Download the ‘But did they wash behind their ears?’ flier.


8. ACT and Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium 2016 – registration open

ACT and Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium 2016

The Symposium is convened by: Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society, Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT)

Date: Saturday 23 July 2016
Venue: Mount Stromlo, Commonwealth Solar Observatory (CSO) Common Room
Cost: $75 non-members, $55 for members of host organisations, $30 concession

Download the ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium flyer.

Download the 2016_ACT_Heritage_Symposium_registration_form.

Please register by Wednesday 20 July.


9. digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS conference, Brisbane, 19-21 April 2017 – call for papers

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS

19-21 April 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Conference convenors: Dr Kelly Greenop and Dr Chris Landorf

Innovative new data collection and digital visualisations captures historic artefacts, places and practices faster, in greater detail and shared amongst a wider community than ever before. Creative virtual environments that provide interactive interpretations of place, archives enriched with digital film and audio recordings, histories augmented by crowdsourced data all have the potential to engage new audiences, engender alternative meanings and enhance current management practice. At a less tangible level, new technologies can contribute to debates about societal relationships with the historical past, contemporary present and possible futures, as well as drive questions about authenticity, integrity, authorship and the democratisation of heritage.

Yet for many, a gap still exists between these evolving technologies and their application in everyday heritage practice. This conference will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management, providing a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrated best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.

Call for papers

This conference is designed to encourage critical debate across a wide range of heritage-related disciplines. We welcome papers from cultural heritage and tourism practitioners and academics, as well as architecture, anthropology, archaeology, geography, media studies, museum studies and other cultural heritage-related fields. We particularly encourage papers that explore the technical challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage, those that identify issues with digitisation and digital interaction, and those that address the philosophical or theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage.

Submission details

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted via the online form by 25 July 2016.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (5000 words max.) for publication in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. Accepted papers will be published after the conference.

For more information, download the digital cultural heritage – call for papers.

If you have any difficulties accessing the online submission form or any other queries, please contact Brit Winnen by email.


10. NSW Green Globe Awards – nominations open

The Office of Environment and Heritage is calling all the mover, makers, environmental shakers. Nominate now and celebrate the talents across our state. Nominations close 11 July.

The Green Globe Awards showcase businesses, community groups and individuals who are leading the way in building an innovative and greener NSW. Do you know of a business, government initiative or individual that is a game changer in environmental sustainability? If so, why not nominate them to be in the running for this year’s Green Globe Awards.

The Built Environment Award recognises demonstrated excellence and innovation in designing, constructing, retrofitting and managing of existing or new buildings, precincts and tenancies. This may be for commercial, residential, heritage properties and infrastructure projects in NSW.

Open to developers, designers, builders, managers, owners, operators and tenants of commercial, residential and heritage buildings and infrastructure projects. It is also open to businesses, individuals, NSW public sector, NSW local councils, community organisations, partnerships between business, non-government organisations (NGOs), government and community groups, research groups, academics and recipients of funding from the NSW Environmental Trust and other bodies.

Nominate now!


11. “Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?” congress, Portugal, 5-8 July 2017 – call for papers

Preserving Transcultural Heritage: Your Way or My Way?
Lisbon, Portugal
5-8 July 2017

The ARTIS – Institute of History of Art, School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and  ICOMOS Portugal are pleased to invite all researchers, specialists and other stakeholders involved in the process of safeguarding of architectural heritage, to participate in this international congress.

Paper and poster proposals are welcome until 31 August 2016. The proposals will be selected by the session organisers and the Scientific Committee on the basis of the following criteria: relevance, innovation, scientific quality and theme of the session. For more information about submitting a proposal, click here.

The organisation encourages multidisciplinary and international research on the safeguarding of transcultural heritage (architecture, urbanism, archaeology, landscapes and decorative arts in built heritage).

Questions on authenticity, identity and patrimonial proceedings in the safeguarding of architectural heritage created in the meeting of cultures In a time of generalized globalization, which generates more and more miscegenation in almost every levels of our existence, cultural frontiers also tend to fade substantially. This has motivated a growing reaction to defend several unique cultural heritages, considered exceptional identifying elements with irreplaceable value from societies and collectivities that created them. However, this same globalization that began centuries ago with trade, technology, culture, politics and military exchanges between different people, increasing progressively its intensity until our days, became itself originator of a heritage created exactly in the meeting of cultures. This new transcultural heritage (or hybrid heritage) presents a whole range of different complexities that makes more or less complicated its safeguarding and preservation for coming generations.

More information about the congress theme.

Visit the congress website.


12. Digital GLAM symposium, Melbourne, 14-15 July 2016 – registration open

‘Digital GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums’
Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne
14-15 July 2016

The DigitalGLAM symposium will bring together cultural institutions, historians, heritage practitioners, researchers and digital designers to discover new practices in digital media and cultural engagement. The event will include national and international keynote talks, and panels of presentations and discussions around four themes of Touring, Digital Frontiers, Immersive Experience, and Animating Archives.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Sarah Kenderdine, Professor at UNSW Art & Design
  • Antony Robbins, Director of Communications at the Museum of London
  • Breandán Knowlton, Executive Director at Historypin


Participating cultural sector institutions include the State Library of Victoria, Museum Victoria, Zoo Victoria, The Shrine of Remembrance, ACMI, Public Records Office of Victoria, and a number of researchers and designers.


The symposium is supported through an Australian Research Council Discovery project and a Melbourne Engagement Grant led by Assoc Prof Hannah Lewi and Dr Wally Smith, with Dr Steve Cooke (Deakin), Dr David Nichols, Andrew Murray and Dr Dora Constantinidis.

As part of the symposium, the University of Melbourne, in association with the Victorian Museum Awards – hosted by Museums Australia (Victoria), is presenting a free public lecture by Antony Robbins, Director of Communication at the Museum of London, to be held at the State Library of Victoria.

For more information on the event please visit the event page, and follow these links to register for the lecture and for symposium registration.

Download the Digital GLAM flyer


13. Victorian Museums & Galleries conference, 5-7 October 2016, Phillip Island, VIC – keynote speakers announced

The conference organisers are delighted to announce their Keynote Speakers for the Victorian Museums & Galleries Conference 2016.

The Conference will be held at the Cowes Cultural Centre.

Under the central theme of Future-proofing, the Conference will consider the challenges facing museums and galleries, and focus on innovative ways to achieve financial, social, and environmental sustainability.

A pre-Conference get-together will take place on Wednesday 5 October in the evening, and a Cocktail Dinner will be held on Thursday 6 October at Churchill Island Heritage Farm. A limited number of bursaries is available and there will be free shuttle buses to take delegates from both Melbourne CBD and Melbourne airport to Cowes and back.

Keynote Speakers

  • Adam Reed Rozan
  • Dr J Patrick Greene OBE
  • Jacqui Hemsley 

For more information about the speakers, click here.

For more conference details and to register, visit the Museums Australia VIC website.


14. Heritage Council of NSW Committees – applications invited

The Heritage Council of NSW is seeking applications for membership to various committees, listed below. The Committees advise the Heritage Council of NSW on matters relating to the effective management and promotion of NSW’s heritage.

The role of the Committees is to provide high level specialist expertise and advice to the Heritage Council to assist with informed decisions and statutory requirements on heritage matters.

  • State Heritage Register Committee
  • Approvals Committee
  • Heritage Committee
  • Technical Conservation Committee
  • Grants Committee

Applications close 20 July 2016 (11:59pm). For more information, visit the Heritage Council of NSW website.


15. “The architectural heritage of the XX century”, St Petersburg, 18-19 August 2016

International Conference “The architectural heritage of the XX century”
St Petersburg, Russia
18-19 August 2016

Hosted by

St. Petersburg Union of Architects
Urban Planning and Architecture Committee
Committee for State Control, Use and protection of historical and cultural monuments of St Petersburg Government

For further information click on the links below or contact Ms Sofia Gonobobleva by email.


16. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – application deadline extended

The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a call for applications for the Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development, which will take place from 17 October 2016 to 13 October 2017.

The Master is designed by the University of Torino, the Politecnico di Torino and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with UNESCO and ICCROM.

The Programme provides a solid foundation in a variety of cultural economics topics and the value chain of cultural and natural sites. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites. The Programme also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies for the preservation and promotion of these sites as well as on monitoring the efficacy and adequacy of site management plans and associated cultural projects.

The Master will take place from 17 October 2016 to 13 October 2017 and is divided into three major learning cycles:

  1. The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 17 October 2016 and will end on 18 December 2016.
  2. The second cycle, from 24 January 2017 to 18 May 2017, is a face-to-face learning period that will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Class attendance is compulsory for the entire period.
  3. The third cycle, from 25 May 2017 to 13 October 2017, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.

The extended deadline for applications is 20 August 2016.

To apply please complete the online application form and for further information visit The International Training Centre website or email the Course Organisers.


17. “Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” conference, Florence, 13-14 March 2017 – call for papers

“Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” conference
13-14 March 2017
Florence, Italy

The Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco with its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism and the Faculty of Creative Industries of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University of Lithuania, are promoting the International conference “Creative Society: Ideas, Problems, and Concepts” to be held in Florence on 13-14 March 2017.

The aim of the conference is to analyse the phenomena, mechanisms and tendencies of creative society; its concepts, processes, connections, structure and laws along with its tendencies, models and problems in the perspective of mass communication theory; the influence of media phenomena on development of the creative society and a creative individual.

Abstract deadline is 15 October 2016.

Download the call for papers

Visit the conference website


18. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.


19. SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Design 5 – Architects, Sydney

Design 5, an award winning practice based in Chippendale, Sydney, are seeking a Senior Architect with min 5 years’ experience to join our team to work on a broad range of projects ranging from detailed conservation and adaptive re-use, through to new structures. We are seeking someone with good design and communication skills, and experience in contract documentation and running projects. Proficiency in CAD software preferable.

Please email your CV to Design 5.


20. SITUATION VACANT Conservation Architect, RBA Architects, Melbourne

RBA Architects and Conservation Consultants Pty Ltd, based in St Kilda, Melbourne, are seeking an experienced conservation architect to join our team.

The position is full time and involves: research, design, documentation and contract administration of building works to places of heritage significance (both conservation and adaptive reuse works) and providing advice to building owners and authorities, and the like.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum Masters Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as a conservation architect
  • A working knowledge of Australian architectural history
  • Capacity for design and detail resolution
  • Proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe CS and Revit pref. + pencil and butter paper
  • Proficiency in sustainable design
  • Good sense of humour


Interested applicants please forward your CV by email in the first instance.

If you wish to discuss the position, please call Roger Beeston (Director) on 0417 140 159.


21. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Conservation Officer, State Heritage Unit, SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Adelaide

FULL-TIME CONTRACT FOR TWO YEARS (ASO6 level, based in the Adelaide CBD)

The State Heritage Unit provides strategic policy advice on matters of non-Aboriginal cultural heritage of State significance with a focus on the conservation of built and maritime heritage.

The Senior Heritage Conservation Officer contributes to the management of South Australia’s non-Aboriginal cultural heritage by providing specialist, technical conservation and heritage policy advice and associated support to heritage owners and local councils as part of the development application process, and by managing the Conservation team and its projects. The incumbent is responsible for:

  • Managing the development application process from pre-assessment consultation through to completion, and in particular those that are of moderate risk and complexity.
  • Managing projects and contributing to policy relating to regulatory reform and strategic improvement
  • Managing and evaluating conservation projects to ensure they adhere to appropriate standards of Heritage Conservation.
  • Facilitating compliance with Development Application conditions.
  • Preparing Ministerial briefings, responses and policies relating to State Heritage Places and Areas.
  • Developing strong working relationships and networks with relevant planning professionals, contractors, community groups, Federal and State agencies, and local councils

Applications are due by Monday 11 July 2016.

Please visit the Jobs SA website for details on how to apply.

For more information, contact Anna Pope, Program Manager, Heritage and Maritime, DEWNR by email or on (08) 8124 4858.


22. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Conservation Architect, GBA Heritage, Sydney

GBA Heritage (formerly Graham Brooks and Associates) is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. GBA Heritage has developed a specialised practice that provides heritage consultancy advice to our colleagues in the mainstream architectural profession. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of exciting, high profile projects.

We are seeking a mature, highly motivated heritage conservation architect who can work both independently and as part of a medium sized team of skilled professional staff. You will be responsible for delivering heritage conservation advice to project architects, preparing heritage impact statements and conservation management plans, preparing conservation works schedules and overseeing their implementation. GBA Heritage does not prepare architectural drawings.

You will have leadership skills and considerable heritage conservation architectural experience in the Australian heritage field. You will have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.

The ideal applicant for this position will have:

  • Relevant professional qualification/s
  • Extensive architectural experience in Australian heritage conservation practice
  • Familiarity with 19th and 20th century Australian building construction methods and materials
  • Experience in adaptive re-use projects
  • Familiarity with New South Wales heritage legislation
  • Skills to liaise and negotiate with government agencies, clients, architects, contractors and the community to facilitate positive heritage outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver sound architectural conservation advice
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare conservation works schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare heritage impact statements and conservation management plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and balance priorities

This position is full time and for Australian residents only. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to email a cover letter and their resume to GBA Heritage.

Applications close 15 July.


23. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney


The City Plan Services group of companies is celebrating 20 years as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage Consultancy.

An opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Heritage Consultant to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.

This opportunity will appeal to an experienced heritage consultant who is wishing to further their career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia.

This position will appeal to an exceptional professional with the ability to:

  • Prepare of a range of heritage reports including Heritage Impact Statements, Conservation Management Plans, Schedule of Conservation Works, and Heritage Interpretation Strategies
  • Manage several projects simultaneously and cope with competing deadlines
  • Undertake detailed historical research to the standard of a professional historian (including sourcing and analysis of archival sources) for Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Assessments, and Heritage Studies
  • Work independently with no or minimal supervision
  • Work closely with the organisation’s valued clients, Consent Authorities, government agencies and other professionals

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, pay attention to detail and provide a professional and courteous attitude when liaising with clients to focus upon and expand established client relationships. An ability to prioritise, implement instructions and complete tasks unsupervised and in a timely manner as well as working as part of a team is highly regarded.

Consideration will be given to applicants who:

  • Have at least 3-5 years’ experience working in the heritage sector with a particular focus on report writing, undertaking heritage studies and providing heritage advice
  • Have a degree in cultural heritage or a related discipline
  • Have a background in Australian architecture
  • Have full International Membership to Australia ICOMOS (or eligibility for membership)
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence

The successful applicant will be required for an immediate start. Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to Kim Bennett by 8 July 2016, or call (02) 8270 3500 for more information. All enquiries and applications will be treated confidentially.


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