Issues with Engineering Heritage – Canberra and Beyond
presented by Keith Baker, Past Chair of Engineering Heritage Australia
Keith Baker will present key issues related to engineering heritage both in Canberra and more generally in Australia. In doing so, Keith explores what ‘engineering heritage’ is, its overlap with industrial heritage, potential connections with Indigenous heritage, and that it may be moveable. Issues for engineering heritage related to conservation and maintenance Burra Charter principles are explored, as are difficulties in interpretation and presentation, related also to safety standards. Keith also raises the need for more practising engineers to be aware of heritage standards and to be involved in conservation projects. This talk is an opportunity to heighten our awareness of this aspect of our cultural heritage.
Keith Baker is a chartered professional engineer with post-graduate qualifications in cultural heritage management. He was commissioned by Engineers Australia to write a book “A Century of Canberra Engineering” for Canberra’s centenary in 2013 and was recently awarded the John Monash Medal for outstanding contribution to engineering heritage.
Members and the public are welcome. This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS.
Refreshments available appropriate to the talk’s topic! ($5.00 donation appreciated). Do come and join us.
Date & Time: 5.00-7.00pm, Thursday 25 May 2017 – 5.30pm start for talk
Venue: Barton Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side) – Note change of room
RSVP: to Marilyn Truscott via email
The Canberra Urban and Regional Futures (CURF) invites you to this book launch.
When: 5.30pm-7.00pm, Friday, 12 May 2017
Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University Drive South, University of Canberra
The Mundey story, published in 2016, is not simply that of a small-town boy making good in the big smoke. Yes: he grew up in a small north Queensland town and later made Sydney his home; but more importantly, his achievements in heritage conservation and grassroots politics led to his becoming a role model for those on both sides of politics who were incensed by the greed and bulldozer mentality displayed by key players (both public and private) during much of the era covered by the book.
A panel discussion on Green Bans, heritage conservation and Jack Mundey with author James Colman, Dr Tracy Ireland (Creative & Cultural Practice, Faculty of Arts & Design) and David Flannery (Chair ACT Heritage Council).
* Signed copies of “The House that Jack Built: Green Bans Hero”, (2016), will be available at the launch.
REGISTRATION: For more information and to register for the event, email Hamish Sinclair.
Roderick Simpson, Environment Commissioner with the Greater Sydney Commission, will present a talk on “learning from the first and second cities to conceive the third: an urban design perspective”.
Roderick Simpson is an architect and urban designer, and an Associate Professor in the Urbanism Program at the University of Sydney. He has worked for the Commonwealth and provided consultancy services to state and local governments in planning and urban design.
Mr Simpson led the urban design for the City of Sydney Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy with the SGS consortium. He was instrumental in the development of BASIX and PRECINX. He is a member of various housing, transport and architectural design review panels including the UrbanGrowth Design Directorate.
Date & time: Thursday 18 May 2017, 5.30 for 6pm
Venue: URBIS, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street Sydney
Cost – NOTE REDUCED: $10 AICOMOS members $15 non-members $5 full time students
RSVP: to Mary Knaggs by email by 15 May 2017
Download the AICOMOS_DOCOMOMO_Sydney Talk May 2017 flyer.
Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Dr Linda Young (Deakin University), on “Is there a Museum in the House?”
Why and how do certain historic houses become museums? Dr Linda Young launches her new book Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History with many strange, funny, embarrassing and inspiring stories about the museumisation of houses. Australia and NZ get a mention too.
Linda Young is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies at Deakin University, Australia.
Note: This event is part of the Australian Heritage Festival organised by the National Trust Australia.
Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Venue: Deakin Downtown, 727 Collins St, Tower 2, Level 12
Venue Tip: Deakin’s new city centre campus is between Southern Cross Station and Docklands, on tram routes 11 and 48 (Stop D15). Entry is via Tower Two. The reception desk directs you to an escalator to a bank of lifts and Deakin Downtown is on Level 12.
Applications are open to join the Chinese Garden of Friendship Advisory Committee.
The Committee will provide independent advice on the long-term planning and strategic management of the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour, helping to inform a 10-year plan for the site.
The Committee will consist of up to nine members with qualifications and skills in the areas of Chinese arts and culture; Chinese horticulture and garden design; heritage and conservation; education, tourism and hospitality; and business and commerce.
Expressions of Interest to join the Committee can be lodged via email in English.
Applications close on 17 May 2017. Visit this link for more details.
Dr Scott Robertson, Australia ICOMOS member and leader in heritage conservation architecture in Australia, was awarded this year’s Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal on Saturday night. The award ceremony was held at the at Carrington House on Saturday night and was presented alongside the inaugural Chifley Heritage Award.
Australia ICOMOS congratulates Scott on this achievement.
7. Symposium announcement: (ir)replaceable—a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making, University of Canberra, 21 June 2017
(ir)replaceable—a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra
12.00-5.30pm, followed by drinks
Join Cornelius Holtorf, Professor of Archaeology, Linnaeus University and guest of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, and leading Australian heritage theorists and practitioners, to discuss what happens when conservation is envisioned as future-making rather than preservation. The symposium will commence with a presentation by Cornelius Holtorf in conversation with Denis Byrne, Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University – two of today’s most innovative and provocative heritage thinkers. Questions to be explored include:
- Is the past irreplaceable and non-renewable or renewed and remade through heritage conservation?
- What can we learn from reflecting on the history of heritage conservation?
- How have our current heritage practices and policies contributed to building a more just and sustainable society?
- What future risks and opportunities can be influenced by our policies and practices in the present?
We welcome further provocations on these topics, broadly interpreted, to build a constructive, collaborative agenda for the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS), in the lead up to the 2018 Heritage Across Borders Conference in Hangzhou, China. Confirmed provocateurs include Alice Gorman (Flinders University), Ian Travers (President, Australia ICOMOS), Tim Winter (President, ACHS) and Sheridan Burke (President, ICOMOS Advisory Committee; President, International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage).
Submit a provocation (see instructions below), come to join the discussion, or to listen and reflect on what the future of heritage might be. A full programme will be disseminated in early June. Online registration is now open.
Conveners: Tracy Ireland (University of Canberra) and Steve Brown (University of Sydney) (ACHS Aus/NZ Chapter Coordinators), in conjunction with Denis Byrne (Western Sydney University).
Details of our previous symposium ‘(in)significance’ can be found at this link.
How to submit a proposal for a provocation: a provocation will comprise a succinct (five-minute) presentation that raises an important current or future issue for heritage, contests, or offers an alternative perspective on an accepted component of heritage theory and/or practice.
Download the (ir)replaceable symposium flyer.
Over the last 7 years we’ve followed more than 70 builds all around Australia and we’re on the hunt for more!
From heritage buildings to mud brick homes, state of the art modernist masterpieces to houses made from plastic and old tyres, we want to come along for the ride as your unique project comes to life.
So if you’re planning, designing or building a Grand Design, then let us know! By 31 May 2017.
Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage
Victoria’s heritage is rich and diverse with more than 2,325 State significant heritage places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register. These contribute to the liveability of Victoria and provide a wide range of economic, social and other benefits.
The Living Heritage Grants Program was announced as part of the Victorian Budget 2015-16, and will provide $30 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate the State’s key heritage resources.
The Program includes $7 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targeting ‘at risk’ State-listed heritage places.
Round one successful applications announced
Applications for the 2016-17 competitive stream of the Living Heritage Grants Program were extremely competitive, with almost 100 applications received.
A total of 20 projects were successful in securing funding for urgently required conservation works and will share in $1.65 million of funding awarded through the program’s first round.
More information regarding the successfully funded projects can be found at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.
Applications for 2017-18 are now open
Applications for the second round of the competitive community heritage grants program are now open and will close on 1 June 2017. There will be subsequent grant rounds in 2018 and 2019.
For more information, please visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website or email the Living Heritage Team.
A last minute reminder for two training courses this Australian winter, conducted by the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) in two World Heritage Areas: the Greater Blue Mountains at Katoomba (near Sydney, NSW) and the Wet Tropics at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory (near Cairns, Qld). See the BlueMts_Flyer_A4_2017 and the Daintree_Flyer_A4_2017 for more information
Registrations close for the Blue Mountains course this Sunday 14 May, and for the Daintree one on 28 May.
11. Nominations sought for positions on the Heritage Council of WA and its Register and Development Committees
Western Australians who are interested in shaping the future direction of our State’s heritage are invited to nominate for the Heritage Council and its Register and Development Committees.
Heritage Council of Western Australia Chair Anne Arnold said the Council played an important role in the identification, conservation and sensitive development of Western Australia’s cultural heritage.
“We are seeking motivated people who have demonstrated knowledge of or experience in heritage matters, particularly professionals working in the industry or those who have experience serving on boards and committees in related areas,” Mrs Arnold said. “Applicants should be prepared to make a substantial commitment in terms of time and expertise.”
There is one position available on the Heritage Council and four on each of the Register and Development Committees.
More information is available from the WA State Heritage Office website.
Nominations close on 17 May 2017.
The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Visiting Fellows Program 2018. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.
ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please visit the ATCH website.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.
The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.
Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to RHD events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.
While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:
- Name and contact details
- Title of Research Project
- Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500 words)
- Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
- Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
- Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
- Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds
- Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2018
If the EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation, including:
- A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
- Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
- Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis)
- Name and contact details for 2 referees
Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February.
EOIs should be submitted by email to Deborah van der Plaat by 1 July 2017. Candidates will be notified by 1 September 2017 if they have proceeded to the second stage.
For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat by email.
13. 14th Biennial Urban History Planning History conference, Melbourne, Jan-Feb 2018 – abstracts invited
14th Biennial Urban History Planning History Conference
RMIT University, Melbourne
31 January – 2 February 2018
The conference organisers invite you to submit an abstract for the 14th Biennial Urban History Planning History Conference, with the theme “Remaking Cities”. This year’s conference will be hosted by the RMIT Centre for Urban Research in Melbourne.
The theme Remaking Cities is inspired by Melbourne as an exemplar of cities that are continually re-made: as a centre of manufacturing, as a city built on land and infrastructure speculation, and as a place that has been re-made over the long-established land-based practices of the Kulin nation. For more information about the sub-themes, visit the conference website.
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers (4000 words text max) for publication in the peer reviewed conference proceedings. You are required to register and attend the conference for your paper to be published in the proceedings.
Deadline for abstracts is 19 May 2017.
14. 6th International Congress on Construction History, Brussels, 9-13 July 2018 – call for abstracts
The 6th International Congress on Construction History (6 ICCH) will be held in Brussels, from 9-13 July 2018. The congress follows on successful congresses held in Madrid (2003), Cambridge UK (2006), Cottbus (2009), Paris (2012) and Chicago (2015).
The call for abstracts is open. We invite researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit a 400-word abstract before 15 June 2017. More information on the open and thematic sessions and the submission procedure can be found at the congress website.
If your abstract is selected for a paper presentation at the congress, you will be notified by September 15, 2017. The deadline to submit full papers is December 1, 2017. Papers presented at the congress will be published in proceedings available at the congress. All papers and presentations must be in English.
If you have questions related to this procedure or if you experience any problems in submitting your abstract, please contact the congress secretariat by email.
15. National Heritage Listing for South Australia’s ‘Copper Kingdom’ – Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release
Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, dated 8 May 2017.
Today I am delighted to announce that Australian Cornish mining sites, Burra and Moonta, will become the 109th and 110th places to be added to the National Heritage List. These South Australian towns are renowned for their role in Australia’s mining history.
Copper was discovered in South Australia in 1842 and the richness of further deposits found meant the new colony was soon producing five per cent of the world’s copper resources, earning it the nickname the ‘Copper Kingdom.’
Burra’s Monster Mine was the largest in Australia for more than 10 years and supported a thriving mining community. By 1851 Burra was Australia’s largest inland settlement, with a population of around 5000.
The opening of the Moonta Mines in 1861 produced a significant boost to the South Australian economy, earning 67,000 pounds in its first year of operation. By 1870 the population of Moonta was second only to Adelaide.
A generation of Cornish miners, engineers and tradespeople worked in the copper mines bringing traditions and a culture that are still celebrated to this day. The Cornish mining system spread from South Australia to other mining regions like Broken Hill, Bendigo, Kalgoorlie and Charters Towers.
Today Burra and Moonta give us the earliest examples of Cornish mining and domestic architecture in Australia. The fabric of these places is well preserved thanks to the care of the local community and the efforts of the National Trust.
Their history and character have become central to the area’s thriving tourism industry. Every year tens of thousands of visitors experience this slice of Cornwall for themselves.
National Heritage listing builds on Burra and Moonta’s existing state heritage listings and does not change land ownership.
Together they join South Australia’s other National Heritage places, including Koonalda Cave, Ediacara Fossil Site-Nilpena and the Old and New Parliament Houses.
The National Heritage List recognises our most significant Indigenous, natural and historic heritage sites. There are more than 100 places on the list and together they tell the story of our shared experience on this ancient continent while showcasing our achievements and stunning natural environment.
For more information visit this link.
Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating links to the following media releases from the Australian National Maritime Museum.
52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Sydney
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the National History Museum in London, will open at the Australian National Maritime on 31 May, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the National History Museum in London, will open at the Australian National Maritime on 31 May, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes.
Museum welcomes first European artefact to appear on Australian soil – the Dirk Hartog Plate – to Sydney
Just over four hundred years ago Dutch mariner Dirk Hartog (1580–1621) sailed into history when, on 25 October 1616, he made the first documented European landing on the west coast of Australia. And this week the Australian National Maritime Museum is excited to welcome the first European artefact to appear on Australian soil, the Dirk Hartog Plate, to Sydney on special loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
364 new names to be unveiled on migrant Welcome Wall
Around 700 people are expected to attend a special ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Sunday 25 September to see 364 new names unveiled on the museum’s migrant Welcome Wall. The Welcome Wall stands in honour of all those who have migrated from around the world to live in Australia.
Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the National Museum of Australia, dated 10 May 2017.
Public access and heritage preservation are priorities of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust’s amended Management Plan for Middle Head, adopted by Harbour Trust Board 11 April 2017. The Plan, developed following extensive public consultation, will guide the management of the site into the future, ensuring the site’s heritage and environmental values are protected and the headland is managed as a unified precinct.
“This site is so important to the community, and we were pleased with the positive response to the consultation program held over the course of 2016. The community’s contribution has been vital in helping us achieve a Plan that provides the right balance for the site,” said Harbour Trust Executive Director, Mary Darwell.
“People told us they want to preserve and protect the natural environment, optimise open space and views, maximise public access and conserve and interpret heritage. The Plan will guide the Harbour Trust in achieving these outcomes.
“Key outcomes include the creation of an accessible circuit path around the Middle Head precinct, which will link up with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) walking tracks. To complement the Plan the Harbour Trust work with the community and key stakeholders to develop an Interpretation Plan to tell the stories of the area’s Aboriginal, Defence and Australian School of Pacific Administration history,” she said.
The Draft Plan was developed following an extensive public consultation program that included a public open day attended by more than 300 people, Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meetings, stakeholder meetings and more than 800 survey responses. The resulting Draft Middle Head Management Plan was exhibited for public comment for an extended period of six weeks in November and December 2016.
The consultation process was run jointly with the NPWS’s preparation of a draft management plan for its adjoining land in order to create a unified Headland Park and network of open space.
18. Additional support for our national collecting institutions – Ministers of Communications and the Arts media release
Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Ministers of Communications and the Arts, dated 9 May 2017.
The Turnbull Government will provide $48.5 million over three years in the 2017-18 Budget to support Australia’s national cultural collections. This additional investment in the arts sector will support Australia’s key museums, galleries and archives to continue to develop and deliver programs and services for all Australians and to enable important capital works.
The funding will be made available through the Public Service Modernisation Fund.
Delivering services and programs
The Government will provide an additional $8.2 million to support the delivery of core services and programs at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the Australian National Maritime Museum, National Film and Sound Archive and the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. This funding will ensure the ongoing development and delivery of online initiatives, education programs and new exhibitions including the use of new technologies to extend the reach of cultural heritage and creative touring programs.
There will also be $31.4 million for capital works to maintain important infrastructure, gaining efficiencies in reduced long-term maintenance costs. This work will assist the national collecting institutions to fully utilise the assets available to them and better enable the ability for self-generated revenue. This funding includes:
- $13.9 million for the Australian National Maritime Museum to improve disability access, energy and water sustainability works, life extension work on heritage vessels and for building and utilities maintenance.
- $13.6 million for building maintenance at the Old Parliament House Museum of Australia Democracy, including the replacement of inefficient lighting and plumbing, refurbishment of building space to provide habitable office space and updating the technology infrastructure to the permanent exhibition spaces.
- $3.9 million for the National Film and Sound Archive for capital works and replacement of critical equipment required for thermally controlled preservation of NFSA collection material.
The National Museum of Australia will receive $8.9 million to establish a Cultural and Corporate Shared Services Centre to provide shared corporate and business services functions to other collecting institutions. This will enable the consolidation of information technology platforms to create efficiencies as a single point for upgrade and maintenance. The consolidation of these back office functions will also create longer term efficiencies by allowing the participating collecting institutions to focus resources on the delivery of core services and programs.
These Budget commitments will ensure our major collecting institutions continue to preserve Australia’s valuable cultural heritage and deliver world class programs and services for all Australians.
More information is available at this link.
Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector.
Women in the humanities sector are advised that a residual pool of scholarship funding is currently available to participate in a range of leadership development programs commencing in the second half of 2017. The funding batch has been provisioned for this financial year and must be awarded by June 30.
WLA has a vested interest in improving the health and diversity of the humanities industry, and our Charter recognises the important and positive role that women can contribute as a result of increased participation, particularly at senior/executive levels within organisations.
The fee support opportunity is not expected to be available in the foreseeable future once this funding window closes. At this stage, Expressions of Interest are being sourced until 7 June 2017 via this link.
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 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018.
The Master is designed by the University of Turin, the Politecnico di Torino and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with the UNESCO Cultural sector and World Heritage Centre and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).
The Programme provides a solid foundation in cultural economics, going through the value chain of cultural tangible and intangible resources. It explores in detail the economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of heritage, enabling the monitoring of their effectiveness. It also puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for UNESCO World Heritage Sites, other UNESCO designations and any kind of cultural resources.
The Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018 and is divided into three major learning cycles:
- The first cycle will be conducted through a distance learning component that will start on 16 October 2017 and will end on 19 January 2018.
- The second cycle, from 22 January 2018 to 18 May 2018, 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.
- The third cycle, from 21 May 2018 to 12 October 2018, will be a research and study period during which the students are expected to finalize their final project.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.
CIPA2017 – Digital Workflows for Conservation
28 August – 1 September 2017
Late registration is open until 15 June – click here for more information.
CIPA 2017, with partners and contributors is organizing a number of exciting workshops and tutorial on digital workflows for heritage conservation. Workshops and tutorial have an additional cost, but a discount is available for participants registered for the symposium – deadline for workshop/tutorial registration is 1 June 2017.
On Thursday 11 May, I attended an information session with the QLD Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) with regard to the ongoing Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Guidelines Review. During the event, DATSIP staff summarised the main themes and issues derived from the recent corpus of submissions for the review, which includes a formal submission by ICOMOS members. A number of issues and themes deemed to fall outside the terms of reference for the review were also briefly remarked upon. To briefly summarise, the key themes and issues focused on:
- Categories of activity: with a shift form 5 categories down to four categories, as well as a shift in language describing proposed activities being ‘consistent’ or ‘inconsistent’ with past activities
- Consultation: discussion centred on what is ‘reasonable and practicable’
- Assessment: when is an assessment necessary, and who is able to undertake the assessment
- Dispute resolution: it was noted that this a common concern amongst the many submissions
Although an issues paper has been presented, DATSIP are inviting subsequent submissions in response to the issues paper. Final submissions are due on 1 June 2017.
Dr Matthew Whincop
Australia ICOMOS QLD/NT representative to the Executive Committee
To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.
To read what’s on at the Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden, click on this link.
The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library is fundraising to create a teaching space that will allow for greater access to our heritage collections for students across all disciplines of the University and our external community.
For generations our friends and supporters have been committed to building the heritage collections housed in the Library. From its establishment in 1927, following a £10 donation from the UQ Dramatic Society in memory of former student John Denis Fryer, the collection has become a resource of national significance. Fryer Library holdings include rare books, regalia, photographs, recordings, Australian literary and historical manuscripts, and Queensland architectural plans.
With your help we can ensure these collections are promoted and accessed more broadly across the University, and by external community groups, through the creation of a dedicated teaching and networking space. The study space will be themed around architecture and will include large, interactive digital screens that will allow researchers to access digitised plans in their original size. Adjacent to the room will be an outdoor terrace to facilitate networking events.
Support this project online or for more information contact Erin Pearl, Advancement Manager, UQ Library, (07) 3365 3483 or 0417 325 312.
To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.
Are you passionate about good design in South Australia?
Are you a strong, clear and confident communicator with experience reviewing significant construction projects?
The South Australian Design Review Program is seeking new members for its Design Review Panel.
Since the Design Review program was established in 2011, 350 design reviews have been undertaken of over 120 significant projects throughout South Australia, with a total value of $4.5 billion.
The Design Review Panel assists the Government Architect in delivering independent design advice to the Development Assessment Commission, informed by all aspects of best practice urban design.
The Office for Design and Architecture South Australia is seeking applications from all sectors of the design community to join the existing Design Review Panel, particularly professionals with experience within the fields of urban design, medium density residential design, sustainable development, education, landscape architecture, infrastructure and heritage. New members will be selected to complement the existing skills within the panel and build a broader range of expertise.
Successful applicants will be invited to be a member of the Design Review Panel for a three-year term (with an option to extend), and would attend approximately five to ten half-day sessions per year. There will also be an opportunity for suitable candidates to join the panel periodically as the Design Review Panel is now an open panel.
If you are interested in supporting good design in South Australia, please apply through this link.
If you have any further questions regarding these roles please contact Sonya Carthy, Senior Programme Officer on (08) 8402 1885.
Tender closes at 2:00 PM Adelaide time, 1 June 2017.
The Tasmanian Heritage Council is seeking the services of a consultant to help define the significance of early colonial buildings in Tasmania in relation to criteria outlined in the Tasmanian Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995. The number and integrity of extant buildings of this period are thought to be a defining characteristic of Tasmania and rare in the Australian context. The project will consider and recommend principles and policies that will assist in defining this significance, particularly in relation to residences of this period in urban contexts.
Closing date for submission of proposals is 2 June 2017.
For any questions or to obtain a copy of the project brief, please contact Annita Waghorn, Heritage Tasmania on (03) 6165 3707 or email Annita.
Project Architect with demonstrated interest in historic buildings and knowledge of traditional construction.
Lucas Stapleton Johnson & Partners is an established Sydney-based architectural practice specializing in restoring, adapting, and adding to historic buildings, as well as heritage assessment and conservation planning. We also design new buildings in historic contexts.
The successful candidate will be capable of assisting a project architect or partner in designing, drawing and documenting a variety of heritage projects (large or small, public or private, commercial or domestic). Assistance with preparation of heritage reports is also required. A good command of the English language is an advantage, along with manual and AutoCAD drawing skills.
Duties will include:
- preparing manual or AutoCAD design and documentation drawings
- helping to write parts of heritage impact statements and other reports
- preparing schedules of work and specifications
- documentation for planning and building approvals
- tender documentation, specifications
- contract administration
- liaising with clients, builders and authorities
Please apply in writing with CV to Sean Johnson, Lucas Stapleton Johnson & Partners, Suite 101, Level 1, 191 Clarence Street, Sydney or by email.
EXPERIENCED CONSERVATION ARCHITECT
Location – Melbourne (St Kilda)
RBA Architects are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Conservation Architect to join our team of skilled professional staff. The position is full-time and offers the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of exciting and challenging projects.
RBA Architects is a well-established specialised conservation architecture practice and consultancy offering a diverse mix of services relating to the management and adaptation of heritage places. Our projects are both local and international, and we have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients. Our office culture is collegial, cutting edge and research driven.
The ideal applicant will have:
- A degree in architecture, and preferably post-graduate qualifications in heritage management
- Minimum 3 years’ experience as a conservation architect
- Knowledge of Australian architectural history
- Knowledge of 19th and 20th century construction practices and materials
- Familiarity with statutory heritage frameworks and the Burra Charter
- Ability to provide architectural conservation advice
- Ability to prepare conservation works schedules and oversee their implementation
- Ability to liaise with clients, project managers, contractors, consultants and other architects to facilitate good heritage outcomes
- Proficiency in AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe and Revit, preferably also pencil and butter paper.
- Proficiency in sustainable design
- A good sense of humour
Interstate and international applicants welcome. Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience.
Please email your CV and a cover letter to Roger Beeston (Director). If you would like further information regarding this position please send an email to the above address.
GML is a vibrant consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. Our consulting team of 40+ has expertise in urban planning, archaeology, architecture, public history, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and interpretation. Our staff have opportunities to work on some of the most significant heritage places and projects across Australia supported by industry leaders. We provide a stimulating training and development program that encourages all employees to grow their skills and knowledge. We also offer a range of employment benefits including an employee profit share scheme, loyalty leave, paid parental leave, income protection insurance, employee referral scheme, a health and wellbeing program, and fun social activities.
We are seeking two experienced cultural heritage specialists to join our Heritage Places Team at the Senior Consultant and Associate (or higher) levels. These are full time positions, based in our Sydney office. The roles will provide specialist heritage advice across a range of built heritage services, including heritage assessments, conservation management plans, and heritage impact statements, and will respond to architectural and planning issues across government, property management, and urban development. The roles will also prepare project proposals and tender submissions including identifying tasks, roles, timeframes, and budgets.
GML is a vibrant consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. With offices in Sydney and Canberra, our consulting team of 40+ has expertise in urban planning, archaeology, architecture, public history, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and interpretation. Our staff have opportunities to work on some of the most significant heritage places and projects across Australia supported by industry leaders. We provide a stimulating training and development program that encourages all employees to grow their skills and knowledge. We also have a range of employment benefits including an employee profit share scheme, loyalty leave, paid parental leave, income protection insurance, employee referral scheme, a health and wellbeing program, and fun social activities.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced operations/administration all-rounder to fill the full-time role of Practice Manager based in our Sydney office. The Practice Manager will provide high-level, day to day operational and administrative support across the firm. Tasks and responsibilities include premises and equipment, administration, human resources, information technology, compliance and legal, functions and events, corporate projects, project support, production, and managing a small team.
GBA Heritage is a well-established heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. Our multi-disciplinary team provides services ranging from conservation and adaptive re-use advice, skilled liaison with government bodies throughout NSW, and the preparation of heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, cultural tourism and interpretation plans, in addition to Land and Environment Court appeals. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of challenging projects.
We are seeking a highly motivated Heritage Consultant who can work both independently and as part of a medium-sized team of skilled professional staff.
You will have considerable experience in the heritage field. You will have had prior experience in complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation and excellent project delivery skills. You will also 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
- Experience in Australian heritage conservation practice
- Familiarity with traditional 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 and the community to facilitate positive heritage outcomes
- Demonstrated historical research skills
- Demonstrated ability to prepare heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, and interpretation plans
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to meet deadlines and balance priorities
Desirable but not essential:
- Post-graduate qualifications in Heritage Conservation, Conservation Architecture or other related conservation fields
- Australia ICOMOS membership
This position is full time. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter and their resume to GBA Heritage by email.
Personnel Area: City Planning & Sustainability
Branch: City Planning and Economic Development
Salary Range: AUD $112,255.00 to $121,834.00 – this position may be eligible for an additional allowance. Remuneration stated is for the full-time positions
Work type: Permanent full-time
- Are you passionate about breathing new life into heritage buildings?
- Do you want to play a key role in shaping and implementing Brisbane’s heritage and character policy?
- Can you deliver innovative solutions that allow for the adaptive reuse of Brisbane’s unique heritage and character buildings?
Brisbane City Council is the largest local government organisation in Australia and boasts several organisational achievements such as a nationally recognised employer of choice. This is your opportunity to work with leading local government to deliver on the ground results for Council and the community.
The City Planning and Economic Development Branch is responsible for the strategic direction of the future planning and shape of Brisbane through the development of the City Plan, local plans, city and suburban projects, supporting infrastructure, long-term economic growth and planning modules.
As the Principal Heritage Architect you will lead a team of historians and architects who are responsible for the research of and listing of heritage places, provision of expert advice on extensions or redevelopment of heritage and character buildings, Council’s award winning Heritage Incentives Scheme and the development of key policy for the protection of Brisbane’s character and heritage buildings and places. With your depth of experience in heritage and character architecture and protection you will lead the provision of quality, expert advice and overall program management for your team.
For more information about this opportunity and to apply, visit the Brisbane City Council website.
More information: Phone Felicity Dan (07) 3403 8703.
Applications closing: Thursday 25 May 2017, 11:55pm AEST.
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