Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 794

  1. [NEW ITEM] EVENT REMINDER: Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 30 August
  2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2018 conference, 1-5 October 2018 – SAVE THE DATE
  3. [NEW ITEM] Productive & Evolving Cultural Landscapes & Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid workshops, South Australia, 3-7 November 2017
  4. [NEW ITEM] ‘Travelling Stories’ ASHA and IA Joint Conference, 10-14 October 2017, Tasmania – extension of call for papers and presentations & student travel subsidies
  5. [NEW ITEM] SA State History Conference, 6-8 October 2017 – registrations are now open
  6. [NEW ITEM] Launch of ACAHUCH University Research Centre, 5 September, Melbourne
  7. [NEW ITEM] After the Griffins – stories from the Castlecrag of the thirties, forties  and fifties talk, 10 September, Sydney
  8. [NEW ITEM] Celebrating Dorothy Hill: Australia’s first female professor, University of Queensland, 5 September
  9. [NEW ITEM] CIPA Ottawa, 28 August-1 September, Canada – final update
  10. [NEW ITEM] UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development online courses – registration open
  11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  12. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series, Thursday 31 August
  13. Australia ICOMOS 2017 President’s Award – nomination deadline EXTENDED
  14. Young/Early Career Professionals event, Melbourne, 31 August
  15. Australia ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO / AIA NSW Chapter Sydney Talk Series, 21 September
  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. Call for applications: 2018-2019 Getty Residential Grants
  19. Historic Environment journal – updated contributor guide now online
  20. 2017 UNITAR Workshop on World Heritage Nominations – applications open
  21. Sustainable Integrated Cities conference, 4-5 December 2017, Perth – abstract deadline extended
  22. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Project Coordinator, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  23. SITUATION VACANT Principal Heritage Officer (Archaeology), Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, QLD
  24. SITUATION VACANT Senior Officer – Town Planner, National Capital Authority
  25. SITUATION VACANT Senior Conservation Architect, Purcell, Melbourne
  26. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney
  27. SITUATION VACANT Manager, Archaeology, GML Heritage, Sydney


1. [NEW ITEM] EVENT REMINDER: Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 30 August

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


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


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

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

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

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

Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Time: 5.00pm

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.


2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2018 conference, 1-5 October 2018 – SAVE THE DATE

Australia ICOMOS, ICOMOS Pasifika and ICOMOS New Zealand (TBC) are pleased to announce a joint planned conference to share knowledge, celebrate the rich culture of the Pacific and discuss common issues on heritage conservation across the region.

See the Pasifika 2018 Conference Leaflet for some initial information; more information will be published in future e-newsletters.

For now – SAVE THE DATE!


3. [NEW ITEM] Productive & Evolving Cultural Landscapes & Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid workshops, South Australia, 3-7 November 2017

The Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes & Cultural Routes
in conjunction with the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid invite you to a weekend of workshops

Productive & Evolving Cultural Landscapes
managing threats and accommodating change

Exploring the challenges and complexities of managing change and conflict across large cultural landscapes under threat. The Mount Lofty Ranges and Adelaide Park Lands will provide the case studies, and Historic Urban Landscape management practice may provide some clues.

The cultural landscapes workshop will be taking place at the Jacob’s Creek Heritage Vineyard, Jacob Road, Rowland Flat, South Australia.

McLaren Vale Extended Program – Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid Workshop

Those who are staying on for the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid two-day workshop will be transferred by bus to McLaren Vale on the Sunday evening. Please note that the arrangements for this part of the event are to be confirmed.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – make sure to register early as places for both events are limited.

The final deadline for registrations is Friday 15 September. Please make sure to complete a separate registration for accompanying persons.

More information about both events and the registration options are outlined the Productive & Evolving Cultural Landscapes flyer.


4. [NEW ITEM] ‘Travelling Stories’ ASHA and IA Joint Conference, 10-14 October 2017, Tasmania – extension of call for papers and presentations & student travel subsidies

The Call for Papers and Presentations period has been extended!

We have received a number of really interesting proposals for papers and presentations for the Travelling Stories conference and we thank everyone who has made a submission.

However, due to several requests, we have extended the deadline for the submissions of proposals and abstracts to close of business, 28 August.

For details on the call for papers, presentations and information about sessions go to the conference website (scroll to bottom of page). Please note that there are ‘General’ sessions if your proposal does not ‘fit’ with any of the named sessions.

Paper and presentation proposals should be submitted by COB 28 August 2017 using the “Call for Papers Form”, which can be downloaded from here (scroll to bottom of page).

Student Travel Subsidies

All students who have a paper accepted for the conference program and register to attend will receive a contribution to the cost of their attendance.

Early bird registrations are still available (and end 31 August) – click here for more information.


5. [NEW ITEM] SA State History Conference, 6-8 October 2017 – registrations are now open

Hearts & Minds – Revaluing the Past
State History Conference
Adelaide, 6-8 October 2017

This year the State History Conference will be exploring questions around the uses and value of history. Our keynote address will be a public lecture on the Friday evening, presented by futurist Dr Stuart Candy, as part of Open State.

Conference delegates will spend Friday exploring a wonderful selection of workshops and tours around Adelaide’s CBD, and will spend Saturday and Sunday at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens with a series of plenary and parallel sessions.

Further information about registering and the conference program – CLICK HERE.


6. [NEW ITEM] Launch of ACAHUCH University Research Centre, 5 September, Melbourne

When / 5:00pm, Tuesday 5 September 2017

Where / Dulux Gallery, Basement, MSD Building

Please join us for the launch of the Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH).

Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, will officially launch ACAHUCH alongside the centre’s co-directors, Professors Julie Willis, Kate Darian-Smith and Philip Goad.

Following a short presentation, please join us for refreshments in the Dulux Gallery.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.


7. [NEW ITEM] After the Griffins – stories from the Castlecrag of the thirties, forties  and fifties talk, 10 September, Sydney

American architects, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, had a dream of creating an “ideal suburb” in Sydney. They founded Castlecrag in the twenties and created a very different community from any other in Australia with their vision for community, their love of children, music and dance and their passion for the environment. They left in the thirties but their ideals meant the suburb continued to attract a unique group of people.

To celebrate History Week and its 2017 theme of ‘Australian popular culture’, the Walter Burley Griffin Society is organising a panel of former residents to discuss living in Castlecrag in the early years of the Griffin-inspired community, covering aspects such as entertainment, fashion, the motor car and public transport, play and toys.

When: Sunday 10 September, 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Where: History House auditorium, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney

Cost: Adults: $20; Concession and Members (Walter Burley Griffin Society): $15. Afternoon tea will be served afterwards in History House’s grand Victorian reception rooms.

Bookings essential – click here

Download the After the Griffins talk flyer for more information.


8. [NEW ITEM] Celebrating Dorothy Hill: Australia’s first female professor, University of Queensland, 5 September

Please join us as we celebrate one of The University of Queensland’s most distinguished scientists, Dorothy Hill.

Following the launch of the new online exhibition about her life and legacy, a panel of speakers featuring Honorary Professor John Jell, Professor Gregory Webb, Professor Joan Esterle and PhD student, Sarah Kachovich will reflect on Dorothy Hill, her work in Australian geology and palaeontology, and her influence as a mentor and academic pioneer for women. The discussion will be led by Professor Sue Golding.

Date: Tuesday 5 September

5pm – 6pm
Drinks and canapes
Atrium, Global Change Institute (#20), St Lucia campus    

6pm – 7pm
Panel discussion and launch of the online exhibition
Learning Theatre 206, Steele Building (#3), St Lucia campus
RSVP: click to register online or by phone on (07) 3365 6362

More information about parking on campus is available online. If you have any questions please email UQ Events or phone (07) 3365 6362.


9. [NEW ITEM] CIPA Ottawa, 28 August-1 September, Canada – final update

CIPA2017 – Digital Workflows for Conservation
28 August – 1 September 2017
Ottawa, Canada

The organising committee are very excited to welcome delegates to CIPA 2017 next week. There are about 300 participants from around the world. If you haven’t registered yet, week and daily passes are still available here.

The Symposium’s final program is available at this link.

Also, the AMAL in Heritage Workshop: Emergency Management Tools for Cultural Heritage on 27 August, is now offered for free to registered participants, please register at this link.

Some additional information for those already registered

If you are a national of countries entitled to an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to or transiting through Canada, please read the information at this page.

Please note that for the Gala dinner on 31 August you are required to show your passport.

On Tuesday 29 August 2017 we are please to announce the Welcome Reception by Canada’s Heritage Community, with the support of Canadian Organizations and especially the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. This reception is aimed at welcoming our international guests and participants to Ottawa, as well as to raise awareness about the need of heritage documentation for preparedness in areas of conflict.


10. [NEW ITEM] UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development online courses – registration open

Registration is now open for the next session of professional development courses and workshops offered by the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development – delivered 100% online.

The courses on offer include Cultural Tourism, Engaging Audiences through Digital Media in Museums, Historic Preservation and the Cities of Tomorrow and Intangible Cultural Heritage, to name a few.

For more information about these courses, click here.


11. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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


12. 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.


13. 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.


14. 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


15. 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



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. 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.


19. 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.


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. 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.


23. 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. 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. 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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