Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 793

  1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 31 August
  2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – nomination deadline EXTENDED
  3. [NEW ITEM] Modernism and Spanish Architecture lunchtime talk, Uni of Melbourne, 22 August
  4. [NEW ITEM] Young/Early Career Professionals event, Melbourne, 31 August
  5. [NEW ITEM] Guest Lecture: Barry Webb, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning, 24 August
  6. [UPDATED ITEM] Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 23 August 2017 – RSVP required
  7. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 21 September
  8. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Art by Night tours – TONIGHT! Friday 18 August
  9. [NEW ITEM] Event Pictures & Recording – ‘Voices in the Archive’
  10. [NEW ITEM] Harbour Trust invites community feedback on Interpretation Strategy for the Third Quarantine Cemetery – Habour Trust media release
  11. [NEW ITEM] Historic Environment journal – updated contributor guide now online
  12. [NEW ITEM] Engineering Heritage Australia Quarterly Magazine – new issue available
  13. [NEW ITEM] The Best in Heritage 2017, 28-30 September, Dubrovnik – Projects of Influence
  14. The past as tool and material in the work of Romaldo Giurgola, lunchtime talk at Uni of Melbourne, Monday 21 August
  15. Call for applications: 2018-2019 Getty Residential Grants
  16. Invitation for Expressions of Interest – Appointments to the ACT Heritage Council
  17. Industry PhD Scholarship in Cultural Heritage Management at La Trobe University
  18. Infrastructure Sustainability Heritage Category survey
  19. Chinese Mining Village Excavation, Victoria, October 2017 – new model for public archaeology in Australia
  20. 2017 UNITAR Workshop on World Heritage Nominations – applications open
  21. Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth – abstract deadline extended
  22. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – second round of applications open 
  23. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Principal Heritage Officer (Archaeology), Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, QLD
  24. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Officer – Town Planner, National Capital Authority
  25. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Conservation Architect, Purcell, Melbourne
  26. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney
  27. SITUATION VACANT Manager, Archaeology, GML Heritage, Sydney
  28. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney
  29. SITUATION VACANT Senior Manager Marketing and Community Services, National Trust of Western Australia
  30. SITUATION VACANT Senior Historical Heritage Consultant, Jacobs, Melbourne
  31. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Project Coordinator, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House


1. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 31 August

Heritage assessment Abel Tasman Memorial, Golden Bay, Nelson, New Zealand
Presented by Kevin Jones

Plischke water colour 1942

Kevin Jones will discuss the heritage assessment for the NZ Department of Conservation of the Abel Tasman Memorial. Built in 1942, this followed on from the NZ Exhibition and a series of memorials devoted to the centennial of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (1840). The memorial was designed by the Austrian modernist architect Ernst Plischke. The values of the memorial revolve around the ‘associative values’ of Tasman’s visit – the record of Maori life, the naming of Nova Zeelandia, the cartography and its place in Pacific exploration and the value of Plischke’s modernist design. There has been a considerable loss of authenticity of the memorial mainly caused by extension of the surrounding platform and safety railings.

Kevin L Jones is an archaeologist in private practice in Wellington with a background in Pacific World Heritage, New Zealand regional archaeologies, aerial photography and archaeological site conservation methodology. Kevin has done about six heritage assessments for the NZ Department of Conservation, including Ship Cove (James Cook landing site in Queen Charlotte Sound), some particular Maori fortifications, some particular whaling stations, scheelite (tungsten ore) mining and the Arrowtown Chinese settlement. Apart from the Maori fortifications, these assessments have all involved reference to like sites in Australia.

Members and the public are welcome. This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS. Do come and join us.

Refreshments available appropriate to the talk’s topic! (A $5.00 donation is appreciated)

Date & Time: 5.00-7.00pm, Thursday 31 August 2017 – 5.30pm start for talk
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side)
RSVP: for logistical reasons by COB Wednesday 30 August to Marilyn Truscott via email

Download the CanberraTalks – Abel Tasman Memorial talk flyer.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the last talk at National Archives of Australia for some 18 months as the building will be closed. A new venue will be announced ASAP.


2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – nomination deadline EXTENDED

The Australia ICOMOS President’s Award recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or early career professionals in the cultural heritage 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 has been extended to 5pm, Monday 4 September 2017.

The Award will be formally presented at an event to be determined, which will take place in October 2017.


3. [NEW ITEM] Modernism and Spanish Architecture lunchtime talk, Uni of Melbourne, 22 August

Where: Malaysian Theatre, Basement, MSD Building, University of Melbourne

When: Tuesday 22 August 2017, 12:15-1:15pm

Inmaculada Jimenez Caballero, Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Navarra, will explore the contribution of some of the leading figures in the Spanish modernist architecture movement. A presentation of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH), based with the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne.

Register here

This event is free of charge.


4. [NEW ITEM] Young/Early Career Professionals event, Melbourne, 31 August



Young/early career members of Australia ICOMOS are invited to join your peers at an Early Career Professionals networking event.

This is an opportunity to network with other early career professionals in the heritage industry and discuss future events. Not sure if you’re an early career professional? Come anyway! Non-members who are interested in getting involved with ICOMOS are also welcome.

6pm, Thursday 31 August
Duke of Wellington Hotel, 146 Flinders Street, Melbourne
RSVP by Thursday 24 August to Caitlin by email


5. [NEW ITEM] Guest Lecture: Barry Webb, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning, 24 August

Thursday 24 August 2017
6:00-7:00 pm AEST
Wilkinson Building

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning invites you to a special lecture by Adjunct Professor Barry Webb AM.

During this talk, Webb will provide commentary on the history of modern lighting, including the origins of the incandescent lamp in New York in the late 1800s.

For more information and to register for this free event, click here.


6. [UPDATED ITEM] Port Arthur Talks, Wednesday 23 August 2017 – RSVP required

Cooking the Colonial Way
presented by Sally Wise

For about fifteen years, Sally Wise has been fascinated by the food provided to the convicts, and meals of the colonial period in general; from the style of cookery and the cooking equipment to the culture that it related to. In this presentation, Sally will discuss the methods of cooking and the availability of ingredients during the colonial era in Tasmania including references to meals and rations eaten by the officials and convicts at the Port Arthur penal settlement.

Sally Wise is passionate about seasonal produce and cooking with natural, readily-available ingredients. A bestselling author of 15 cookbooks and owner/operator of the Sally Wise Cooking School, she is a regular guest on ABC radio in Tasmania and has been a presenter at functions such as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival as well as various community events. A teacher/trainer at secondary school, Adult Education, Vocational Education and Training level, she has also recently conducted a cooking course to prison inmates.

For more information call 6251 2324

When: Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 5.30pm

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

PLEASE RSVP by phone (03) 6251 2324 or via email to Susan Hood as spaces are limited.

Download the ‘Cooking the Colonial Way’ flyer.


7. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 21 September

Explorations in Cultural Landscapes through the lens of Macquarie University
Presented by Hector Abrahams

The notion of cultural landscape is well recognised for its ability to enable discussion about non-physical, intangible values. Planning principles are intangibles critical to the architecture of the mid-20th century period.

Macquarie University is highly regarded for its brutalist buildings and modern landscape. However, its most significant architectural attribute is arguably the master planning of the site. Planning of Macquarie University was not based on the traditionally understood model of public space but rather the innovative concept of shared space, reflecting the radically different pedagogical approach of the newly established university.

This talk by Hector Abrahams explores the relationship between what was built and the values of the university. It will include a virtual tour of the buildings and a short interview with Bob Meyer, who was the assistant to the university planner, Walter Abraham, between 1966-1969. Dr Cameron Logan (Director of Heritage at The University of Sydney) will speak briefly on a current ARC (Australian Research Council) research project on the post-war university campuses in Australia.

Hector has worked as an architect specialising in conservation and heritage since he graduated from the University of Sydney in the mid-1980s. He has always had an interest in cultural landscape, although it didn’t have a name when he was an undergraduate. He is the chair of the AIA NSW Chapter Heritage Committee.


Time & Date: Thursday 21 September 2017, 5.30pm for 6.00pm sharp
Cost: Students $5, Members $10, non-members $15 all payable at the door in cash
Venue: URBIS, Tower 2, Level 23, Darling Park, 201 Sussex St, Sydney
RSVP: by Monday 18 August 2017 via email to Jane Vernon. Bookings are essential as places are limited



8. [NEW ITEM] Duldig Studio Art by Night tours – TONIGHT! Friday 18 August

Duldig Studio comes alight in August during the City of Stonnington’s GLOW Winter Arts Festival.

We invite you to explore Duldig Studio at night and enjoy coffee, Viennese cake and a relaxed ‘nightlight tour’ of our remarkable modernist collection of art – sculptures, paintings and Viennese furniture. Take in the glowing atmosphere of the family rooms, ambient live jazz from the 30’s, and our latest exhibition, SLAWA modernist art + design. Enjoy Duldig Studio museum in a new way!

Tickets include tea, coffee, Viennese cake and some of Slawa’s home recipes.

Friday 18 August
Tours commence at 6:30pm and 8:30pm 
92 Burke Rd, Malvern East
Opposite Central Park

Tickets: $25 Adult, $5 Child

Click here to book


9. [NEW ITEM] Event Pictures & Recording – ‘Voices in the Archive’

Thank you to alumni, friends and members who were able to attend the University of Queensland Fryer Library’s special event, ‘Voices in the Archive’. 

The evening began with a viewing of Kate Durham’s haunting SIEV X artwork and concluded with a thought-provoking panel conversation with Julian Burnside AO QC, Kate Durham, Professor Andreas Schloenhardt and Adele Rice AM, led by Professor Gillian Whitlock.

If you missed the event you can listen to the recording online and see pictures here.

The SIEV X artwork will hang in the Fryer Library for the duration of 2017. Come in and experience this moving and important artwork. The Fryer Library’s opening hours are available online.  


10. [NEW ITEM] Harbour Trust invites community feedback on Interpretation Strategy for the Third Quarantine Cemetery – Habour Trust 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 Harbour Trust, dated 14 August 2017.

The Harbour Trust is inviting the community and stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft Interpretation Strategy for the Third Quarantine Cemetery at North Head Sanctuary. The draft Strategy aims to interpret and share the unique stories of Australia’s largest, most intact and best preserved quarantine cemetery.

Beginning in 1828, North Head was used to quarantine passengers on ships arriving in the colony. The cemetery contains more than 240 registered burials resulting from the 1881 smallpox epidemic, the bubonic plague of 1900 and the influenza epidemic of 1919. Today it is a site of exceptional archaeological potential and of national significance for its role in the process of quarantine.

“The Third Quarantine Cemetery Interpretation Strategy will build on the existing military interpretation across North Head Sanctuary and further share the history of the site,” said Harbour Trust CEO, Mary Darwell.

“The Strategy was developed following workshops and online surveys with key site stakeholders in order to draw out the core themes and develop interesting ways of sharing the site’s history through modern interpretive devices. A thorough review of the existing management and conservation plans for the site as well as key planning and historical documents was also undertaken.

“Feedback from the community is an important part of the development of the Strategy, to ensure we are relating this unique history in the most interesting and effective way. I encourage all members of the community to share their thoughts on the draft Strategy,” said Ms Darwell.

The draft Strategy highlights the site’s most important stories to be: the natural heritage, Indigenous history and heritage, individual stories of individuals buried in the cemetery and the connecting ritual and ceremony of burials as well as the unique structure of the cemetery, which sees segregation by disease, not race or religion.

The Interpretation Strategy will build on the existing interpretation of the site, which includes guided tours that explore the quarantine history of North Head, held on the second Saturday of each month.

The Strategy will be on exhibition from 11 August through to 1 September, and available online. Printed copies are available to view at the Harbour Trust Office, Building 28 Best Ave, Mosman; Manly Library, 1 Market Pl, Manly and Northern Beaches Council, 1 Belgrave St, Manly. Feedback can be provided through the website or in writing.


11. [NEW ITEM] Historic Environment journal – updated contributor guide now online

The Historic Environment Editorial Committee has made significant updates to the general information and guide document for potential contributors – it is now available for download from here.

With special thanks to Dr Paulette Wallace, Deputy Editor, Historic Environment, who made a significant contribution to this updated document.


12. [NEW ISSUE] Engineering Heritage Australia Quarterly Magazine – new issue available

The July 2017 issue of Engineers Australia’s EHA Magazine is now online – download the PDF file.

In this issue you will find stories from Victoria about: mining for oil at Lakes Entrance; the historic technology of the former Point Nepean Quarantine Station; and, a brief history of Harold Irwin, a consulting civil engineer and bridge designer active in Melbourne and regional Victoria in the 1920s. The story of the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf in Sydney comes to a conclusion after the third episode with the story of its amazing resuscitation, contributed by Ian Stapleton – a well-known Sydney conservation architect. Owen Peake contributes another NSW story about the Dalgety Bridge over the Snowy River and, travels further afield with a review of a book about the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. 
We congratulate EHWA on their 2017 Western Australia Heritage Award and provide a reminder about the 19th Australasian Engineering Heritage Conference and the following Engineers’ Country Weekend, both happening at Mildura on the Murray River in October 2017. 
And another reminder – in case you missed out on seeing the January 2017 issue of EHA Magazine, download the PDF file
We hope you enjoy reading these issues of the EHA magazine and we welcome contributions of stories and/or ideas for future issues.


13. [NEW ITEM] The Best in Heritage 2017, 28-30 September, Dubrovnik – Projects of Influence

The Best in Heritage is an international, annual survey of award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects. The conference takes place each September in Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World heritage site.

The Best in Heritage conference runs over three days, includes a day focused on multimedia and new technology achievements called IMAGINES, and two days of presentations from around the world.

Read more about The Best in Heritage 2017 – IMAGINES.


14. The past as tool and material in the work of Romaldo Giurgola, lunchtime talk at Uni of Melbourne, Monday 21 August

The past as tool and material in the work of Romaldo Giurgola

Date & time: Monday 21 August 2017, 1:00-2:00pm

Venue: Malaysia Theatre, Basement, Melbourne School of Design Building, University of Melbourne

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is hosting a lunchtime lecture by Professor Paolo Tombesi on the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola (1920-2016), architect of Parliament House Canberra.

In the course of a career lasting more than 60 years and dotted with professional achievements and disciplinary recognitions with a few equals, Romaldo Giurgola came across (or set out to cross) profoundly different cultures and architectural landscapes, from Italy to America, America to Scandinavia, Scandinavia to Australia, Australia to Asia.

Though very heterogeneous in terms of program, commissioning and also formal results, the work produced along this epochal path retains a strong overall organic nature, reflecting Giurgola’s typical way to interpret the social and productive context of his physical interventions in a rational manner, while also betraying the presence of a strong classical culture continuously filtered and enriched by his own life experience and brought to bear on every architectural decision.

About Paolo Tombesi

Trained as an architect in Italy, Paolo Tombesi holds the Chair in Construction and Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), where he directs the Institute of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), and the research laboratory FAR as part of the newly established Fribourg-based ‘Smart Living Lab’. Prior to his appointment, in 2016, he was the Chair in Construction at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he retains the Professorship of Building.

Free tickets available via Eventbrite.


15. Call for applications: 2018-2019 Getty Residential Grants

The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals for the 2018–2019 academic year.

Deadline: 2 October 2017

Monumentality (Research Institute)

The 2018–2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation-building, the subversive potential of monument-making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects.

The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

For a second year, the 2018-2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. When the Macedonian king Alexander the Great finally defeated the Persians in 331 BC, Greek culture spread throughout the Near East, but native dynasties—first the Parthian (247 BC–AD 224) and then the Sasanian (AD 224–651)—soon re-established themselves. The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories. Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

Detailed application guidelines are available online.

For more information about each theme click here.

Please address inquiries to the Getty Research Grants Team by email.


16. Invitation for Expressions of Interest – Appointments to the ACT Heritage Council

The Minister for the Environment and Heritage (the Minister) is inviting expressions of interest from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council (the Council).

The Council is an independent body established under the Heritage Act 2004. The Council’s role includes, among other functions, identification and assessment of nominations to the ACT Heritage Register and providing advice on appropriate conservation of cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage places and objects in the ACT.

The Council meets at least six times a year to consider a range of matters related to its functions. In addition, Council members serve on various taskforces comprising small numbers of Council members. The taskforces relate to the Council’s functions, and meet or communicate regularly to consider matters in detail outside of Council meetings.

Expressions of interest for five vacancies on the Council are invited from people with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal culture
  • Aboriginal history
  • archaeology
  • architecture
  • engineering
  • history
  • landscape architecture
  • nature conservation
  • object conservation
  • town planning
  • urban design

Expressions of interest are also sought for positions representing: the community; the Aboriginal community; and the property ownership, management and development sector.

These positions will commence on 2 March 2018.

The application period opened on 28 July 2017. Application forms and further information are available from the ACT Heritage website. A completed application form, current CV and brief letter outlining suitability for appointment are required to be provided. The application period closes on 25 August 2017.

Applications will be kept on a register for three years and should vacancies occur, the Minister may use this register to appoint new members.

Further information about the Council is available at this link.


17. Industry PhD Scholarship in Cultural Heritage Management at La Trobe University

‘Impact of past gold mining on waterways and its implications on cultural heritage management in Victoria, Australia’

A doctoral scholarship is being offered by La Trobe University to an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the impact of past gold mining on waterways and its implications on cultural heritage management in Victoria, Australia. This Industry PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Aboriginal Victoria, a Victorian State Government Agency, will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in Archaeology.

Current research shows that Victoria’s historic gold mining disturbed a great deal of land in the region, especially along waterways, impacting land far beyond the location of the actual mine. The aim of this PhD project is to use existing research to model how Victorian waterways may have been affected by mining disturbance and how that may affect the archaeological visibility and management of Aboriginal sites. The candidate will collaborate closely with staff at Aboriginal Victoria and relevant Traditional Owners, and the research will inform Aboriginal cultural heritage management policies and practices in Victoria.

For further information about the project and application process, visit this link.

The closing date for applications is 26 August 2017.


18. Infrastructure Sustainability Heritage Category survey

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is currently undertaking a review of the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme and as part of that review, ISCA is updating the Heritage Category. By aspiring to go beyond ‘business as usual’ in how we manage and advocate heritage within infrastructure, great outcomes can be achieved for industry, government and community.

We would like to invite you to have your say on the draft criteria that will inform how heritage is assessed against national best practice. A survey has been prepared to gain your understanding and experience with heritage and infrastructure, as well as providing feedback of how we can improve our proposed criteria.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up to be a part of our Australian and New Zealand stakeholder interviews to further explore how heritage and sustainability principles can be incorporated into the rating system.

Click here to complete the survey

If you would like further information on this project please contact Flavia Kiperman via email.

The survey closes on 18 August.


19. Chinese Mining Village Excavation, Victoria, October 2017 – new model for public archaeology in Australia

The Uncovered Past Institute is running a 3-week excavation of the Harrietville Chinese Mining Village in north-east Victoria, on 9-28 October 2017.

The Uncovered Past Institute is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2016 to run archaeology projects based on public participation and funding.

Currently, most archaeological work in Australia is conducted as part of building and development projects. This new model of public participation allows more sites to be excavated, and based on their archaeological significance. This model also allows sites such as this, which can be under more general threat from fossickers and bottle hunters, to have increased levels of heritage protection by increasing public awareness of the benefits of systematic professional archaeology and site preservation.

The Harrietville project will be the first archaeological excavation in Victoria of a Chinese mining settlement. For around thirty years from the late 1850s, Harrietville was home to hundreds of Victoria’s Chinese gold miners. The largely undisturbed site includes mine workings, water races, building foundations, and gardens: a rare survivor of the heyday of Chinese gold mining in Victoria. This region is one of the key areas of 19th-century Chinese mining history in Australia.

With 5 archaeologists and 3 historians on the project team, and led by archaeologist Gordon Grimwade, the excavation will be run as a field school, and funded by public participation, along the lines of public field schools held overseas. Members of the public as well as archaeology students are being encouraged to participate.

The project team at Harrietville will include archaeologists Gordon Grimwade, Melissa Dunk, Jennifer Chandler, Alison Carrol and Asa Ferrier, and historians Paul Macgregor, Diann Talbot and Andrew Swift.

For more information, please visit the project website.


20. 2017 UNITAR Workshop on World Heritage Nominations – applications open

Registrations are now open for the 2017 United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Workshop: World Heritage Nominations: Comparative Analysis.

Workshop Overview

The 2017 workshop will take place in Hiroshima, Japan between 27 November and 1 December 2017.

Featuring leading experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN, the workshop will equip participants from around the globe with a deeper understanding of not only the basics of World Heritage Nominations, but also the crucial area of Comparative Analysis, and its central role to Tentative Lists and Nominations Dossiers. The workshop includes interactive lectures, study tours to two World Heritage sites and real world simulation exercises.

Target Audience

The workshop is targeted at participants who are:

  • Involved in the preparation of World Heritage nominations
  • State Party Members
  • Potential or current World Heritage site managers
  • Natural/cultural conservation specialists and trainers
  • Decision makers and government officers
  • Representatives of academic institutions, think-tanks, and civil society

Participation Cost

The USD$1500 participation fee covers all tuition, study tours and materials.

Travel costs to and from Hiroshima, accommodation, and meal costs are the responsibility of the participant and/or their organization.

More Information and Registration

Information regarding previous workshops in the series is available at the UNITAR website.

For more information about the 2017 workshop, please download the Workshop Call for Registrations (PDF, 698 KB).

Applications close 15 September 2017.


21. Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth – abstract deadline extended

Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities
4-5 December 2017
Perth, Australia

The Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute is hosting the annual conference of the International Centre for Integrated Urban Planning and Transport (ICIUPT).

Meet the Keynote Speakers

  • H.E former Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Thinley to give a presenation on Gross National Happiness (GNH).
  • Michael Nolan, Chair UN Global Compact – Cities Programme
  • David Singleton, Chairman and Director of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
  • Brad Pettitt, Mayor at Fremantle City Council
  • Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Board of Infrastructure Australia
  • John Thwaites, Professor & Chairman, Monash Sustainable Development Institute & Climate Works Australia
  • Arvind Varshne, Urban designers, planners, policy-makers, and landscape architects with innovative decision-making systems
  • Ray Wills, Managing Director, Future Smart Strategies
  • Jiuchang Wei, Professor of School of Management at University of Science and Technology of China
  • Stella Whittaker, Principal Sustainability & Climate Change, Ramboll
  • Larry Quick, CEO of Resilient Futures
  • Laurie Buys, Professor, School of Design, Theme Leader, Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities, Queensland University
  • of Technology
  • Dora Marinova, Conference Chairman, Director Curtin University Sustainability Policy WA
  • Ken Welsh, Chair International Centre for Urban Planning & Transport (ICIUPT) and Facilitator
  • Colin Munsie, Chairman – Regions Urban Design Group
  • Allison Hailes, CEO, WA of the Urban Development Institute of Australia

Early Bird Registration is open until Monday 2 October 2017.

The Call for Abstracts has been extended until 4pm (EST), 31 August 2017. Please note the system will still accept abstracts until this new deadline.

For more information, visit the conference website.


22. Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Developments – second round of applications open

The ITCILO (part of the UN system and training arm of International Labour Organisation) is launching a second 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 Master will take place from 16 October 2017 to 12 October 2018 and is divided into three major learning cycles:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

During the Master’s period, students will receive a solid foundation in a variety of cultural economics topics and the value chain of cultural and natural sites. Moreover economic, social, institutional and legal considerations that govern the diverse categories of UNESCO designated World Heritage Sites will be explored in detail while strategic and project management competences will be put into practice.

The deadline for applications is 25 August 2017.

For further information visit The International Training Centre website or email the Course Organisers.


23. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Principal Heritage Officer (Archaeology), Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, QLD

Principal Heritage Officer (Archaeology)

This position in the Heritage Branch provides high-level professional advice, implementing the state’s strategic approach to identify, conserve and protect significant historic heritage places, shipwrecks and aircraft throughout Queensland. The position is located within the Strategy Heritage Projects team – a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team responsible for administering the assessment of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992, including the discovery and protection of archaeological artefacts and underwater cultural heritage artefacts in Queensland.

Further details can be viewed at this link.

The closing date for applications is Monday 28 August 2017.


24. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Officer – Town Planner, National Capital Authority

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has an exciting opportunity for a qualified town planner with heritage experience.

The NCA is established under the Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 (PALM Act). The NCA performs a special role as trustee of the National Capital and in this capacity serves the interests of the Australian Government, the nation and its people. The NCA is responsible for shaping the National Capital into the future, as well as caring for the significant parts of Canberra and raising awareness of Canberra as Australia’s capital.

The NCA is responsible for the preparation and administration of the National Capital Plan and though this, assesses and approves applications to undertake works in Designated Areas, prepares development control plans, urban design guidelines, master plans and draft amendments to the Plan. The NCA also has responsibility to manage a number of Commonwealth Heritage places to ensure their significant heritage values are protected and conserved.

If you are interested, please refer to the National Capital Authority website for more information and how to apply. The job description can also be viewed at this link.

Closing date: Friday 1 September 2017.


25. [NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Conservation Architect, Purcell, Melbourne

Purcell is an award-winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to quality. We have staff of approximately 300 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 18 offices in the UK and Asia Pacific. Together, we work on some of the finest buildings – from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design, we create thoughtful architecture that enhances its context.

Our Melbourne team is looking for a full time Senior Conservation Architect to join the practice and help shape the studio’s future. This is an excellent opportunity to join a talented team, work on exciting projects and help the studio move from strength to strength. The Melbourne Studio has a wide range of projects including places of regeneration, infrastructure and public buildings.

Candidates will ideally have:

  • Eligibility for Registration or Registration as an Architect in Victoria
  • Specialist experience working on conservation, repair and reuse of heritage buildings, including documentation
  • Familiarity with statutory heritage frameworks and the Burra Charter
  • Be a skilled designer in adaptive reuse and extension within historic environments
  • Ability to provide architectural conservation advice
  • Experience in bidding and tendering for architectural services
  • Experience with leading and managing an architectural team
  • An understanding of, and interest, in practice management

It would also be an advantage if candidates possess:

  • Membership with relevant industry bodies
  • Further heritage qualifications or professional memberships
  • Experience in heritage consultancy and skills in report writing

This is an exciting opportunity to join a large, well-respected practice with excellent opportunities for career progression, whilst working within a close-knit team in a local studio.

In return, Purcell offers an excellent salary that is negotiable dependent on your experience, and a generous benefits package. 

Please send your CV and a portfolio with a covering letter including your salary expectation to the Purcell Careers Team by email. Please quote the reference HerArch/Melb in the subject line of your email. 

Applications close on Friday 1 September.


26. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney

Senior Heritage Consultant

  • Established team with strong career development opportunities
  • Flexible and dynamic environment
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts & leaders
  • Deliver projects across a diverse range of projects & clients
  • Be truly influential in strategically advising clients

Who We Are

Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

The Opportunity

Currently, an opportunity has arisen in our Sydney office for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Consultant with a professional work history of 5+ years in Heritage advisory consulting or a related field.

We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator who is seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects for a diverse range of private and public sector clients. As a key member of the team, you will be involved in conducting research across a diverse and challenging range of projects, providing reports and strategic advice to our clients.

This position is also suitable for archaeologists (European or aboriginal) or heritage architects.

About You

As a Senior Consultant there is a requirement to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of Heritage principles and an ability to provide a range of advice to clients on a range of projects including heritage studies, conservation management plans, heritage impact statements, interpretation, archival recording and heritage architectural conservation supervision.

As a Senior Consultant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Directing and assisting more junior staff with assessments
  • Ability to work autonomously on mid-level projects and provide advice to clients
  • Working across a wide range of applications with proven ability to develop proposals, tenders & submissions for potential projects
  • Project-leading under the directors in the undertaking of projects; client and other stakeholder relationships and working to specifications and deadlines

This position would suit someone who has a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role with a combination of the following competencies:

  • Detailed understanding of Heritage design principles and the ability to apply them
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to apply appropriate statutory heritage and planning legislation to heritage issues, particularly the Heritage Act 1977
  • Excellent client, project and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to generate innovative solutions to situations and the effective exploration of alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties
  • Ability to undertake heritage research utilising multiple sources and methodologies, and present a preliminary assessment of findings
  • Demonstrated ability in research, problem solving and lateral interpretation skills, report writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of architectural styles, fabric identification and analysis, and building conservation

Desirable but not essential skills that are applicable to the role depend on background and experience and include any of:

  • Architectural drafting experience (autocad)
  • European or aboriginal archaeological experience
  • Photoshop

Why Urbis?

Working for Urbis means working with individuals who are passionate about what they do. It’s a place where you are encouraged to share your ideas in a professional but friendly office environment. To find out more about us visit our website.

Urbis is a firm that truly values its people and provides a broad range of benefits, which include a competitive remuneration package, salary continuance insurance, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programs and ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Urbis is committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive, supports flexibility, and welcomes diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply?

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, email our HR team directly via email to Grace Lee.

Applications close Friday 25 August 2017.


27. SITUATION VACANT Manager, Archaeology, GML Heritage, Sydney

Manager, Archaeology

GML Heritage is excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Manager, Archaeology. The Manager, Archaeology role is a leadership position within GML and contributes to the strategic direction of the firm. The key requirement of the position is to lead and manage our cohesive and successful team of archaeology specialists. This role requires relevant technical and management skills, and the passion and drive to continue to build on the success of our Archaeology team and portfolio of projects throughout Australia. This position is initially offered as a maternity leave back-fill role for a 12 month period, based in our Sydney office. We will consider full-time or part-time arrangements. GML offers our employees flexible working arrangements and a range of added benefits to support work/life balance. We encourage social activities and gatherings, and enjoy a rewarding, worthwhile and shared purpose of shaping our future environment with consideration for heritage conservation and revitalisation.

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28. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney

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 email a cover letter and their resume to GBA Heritage by email.


29. SITUATION VACANT Senior Manager Marketing and Community Services, National Trust of Western Australia

A unique opportunity exists for an inspiring and motivated individual who will lead the National Trust’s community engagement portfolio by developing strategic programs that promote opportunities for the community to value Western Australia’s heritage. The role requires the incumbent to ensure that heritage values are dynamically promoted, stories are told in ways that engage existing and attract new audiences, that the National Trust is competitively positioned to build its credentials and profile, and to secure new capacity building opportunities.

For a copy of the key duties and the selection criteria, please contact Enzo Sirna AM by email, call (08) 9321 6088 or go online.

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm, Friday 18 August 2017


30. SITUATION VACANT Senior Historical Heritage Consultant, Jacobs, Melbourne

Jacobs is one of the world’s leading providers in technical, professional and construction services. We specialise in water, architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and consulting. Our client portfolio includes industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

About the opportunity

With a strong pipeline of work, we are looking for a highly motivated historical heritage consultant to join our Cultural Heritage team, which forms a part of our broader Environment and Spatial operations centre in our Melbourne office. The successful candidate will play a key role in the development and successful performance of our historical heritage practice in Victoria, NSW and nationally.

This role will provide technical input into historical heritage assessments and management plans, as well as supporting the delivery of projects through the application of project management experience. The role will also be integral in the development and management of client relationships both internal and external. The role also provides the opportunity to mentor and train heritage staff within the team in the practice of historical heritage.

About you

You will hold an honours or postgraduate degree in a relevant field (eg. heritage architecture, history, heritage management, archaeology). You will also have 5-7 years’ consulting experience, with a focus on historical heritage, and have the following key knowledge and skills:

  • Comprehensive technical knowledge of State (preferably Victoria, NSW or Queensland) and Commonwealth heritage protection legislation and guidelines and the ability to apply this
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to complete heritage projects in a timely manner, within budget, and to a high level of quality
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage small technical teams in the delivery of cultural heritage services and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to provide heritage advice and guidance to internal and external clients, to fellow team members, and to other technical specialists
  • Excellent reporting and research skills
  • Demonstrated ability in developing relationships and business with existing and new clients, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated ability in the preparation of proposals and successfully bidding for heritage projects

Why Jacobs

The Jacobs Cultural Heritage team comprises 11 heritage specialists with experience in historical archaeology, Aboriginal archaeology, maritime archaeology, and built heritage. We work on projects from large-scale multi-disciplinary infrastructure development to smaller heritage-specific projects. Our key clients include state government road, rail and transport agencies, infrastructure construction contractors, water utilities companies, local government and Commonwealth government departments including Department of Defence. We provide services including preparing historical heritage assessments, statements of significance, heritage impact statements, archival photographic recording and conservation management plans; preparing applications for heritage permits and approvals; and field survey, archaeological excavation and analysis of historical artefacts.

At Jacobs we offer rewarding careers with ongoing development opportunities, flexible working arrangements and a culture that is collaborative and inclusive. We believe in collaboration and knowledge sharing, from global virtual teams to local work sharing options.

To apply for the position, please go to this link.

For further information or to discuss the position, please contact Dr Karen Murphy, Technical Leader, Historical Heritage, on (03) 8668 3088 or email Karen.


31. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Project Coordinator, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

APS 6 – Heritage Project Coordinator
Non-ongoing, full-time
Closes: 27 August 2017
Contact: Sharon Towns

The Heritage Project Coordinator has the responsibility for providing specialist built heritage services to ensure the successful completion of capital works and major refurbishments consistent with obligations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and the Old Parliament House and Curtilage Heritage Management Plan (HMP).

The capital works project is expected to be completed within three years. A non-ongoing contract will be offered for this period.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Sharon Towns on (02) 6270 8192.

More information, including the Application Pack, is available at this link.


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