Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 830


  1. [NEW ITEM] New draft Design Guide for Heritage released for public comment
  2. [NEW ITEM] “Historic Cities in the UNESCO World Heritage List” conference, 7-8 June 2018, Italy
  3. [NEW ITEM] Final Call: Funding Available for Women’s Leadership Development
  4. [NEW ITEM] Usewear & Residue Analysis workshops – SOLD OUT
  5. [NEW ITEM] Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia, South Korea, 18-19 January 2019 – call for papers
  6. [NEW ITEM] Heritage for Planet Earth Photocontest – April winners & participate for May
  7. [NEW ISSUE] New publication on World Heritage and 20% discount
  8. [NEW ITEM] Protecting places of the past for the future – The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release
  9. [NEW ITEM] CIAV newsletter
  10. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  11. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums
  12. [NEW ISSUE] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden e-news
  13. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM









1. [NEW ITEM] New draft Design Guide for Heritage released for public comment

New draft Design Guide for Heritage released for public comment by the Heritage Council of NSW in partnership with the NSW Government Architect

Draft Design Guide for Heritage

The Heritage Council of NSW in partnership with the NSW Government Architect have developed a draft design guide for heritage that is intended to make it easier to manage heritage design works.

Have Your Say

The draft Design Guide for Heritage is now available for public comment. The exhibition period provides an opportunity for community members and industry stakeholders to submit feedback on the draft publication.


The draft Design Guide for Heritage is complemented by a set of digital case studies that show how principles of good design have been applied across a wide range of heritage contexts, scales and building types to meet a variety of briefs and requirements. The case studies are currently being developed and will be released later in the year.

More Information

Further details can be found on the Heritage Council website, including the feedback survey link, and a link to download the draft publication.


The Heritage Division Community Engagement Unit directly if required on (02) 9873 8589 or by email.

Submissions close on 17 August 2018.


2. [NEW ITEM] “Historic Cities in the UNESCO World Heritage List” conference, 7-8 June 2018, Italy

The ICOMOS Conference “Historic Cities in the UNESCO World Heritage List: opportunities and drifts” will be held on 7-8 June 2018 at Aula Magna Lingotto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy. The conference is jointly organized by DIST Department of Politecnico and University of Turin, in partner with ICOMOS Italia, ANCSA, INU National Institute of Urban Planning, Centro Studi SS-EBLA.

The conference will host several Italian and international experts discussing the role of urban planning in conservation and management plans for UNESCO Historic Cities.

On 7 June, guest speakers from Italy, Egypt, India, Iran, and Russia will present nine cases of World Heritage Historic Cities that will be discussed and debated during the event. Individual presentations will be followed by final sessions discussions and by a final contribution by Dr. Guido Montanari, Vice Mayor of Turin Municipality.

On 8 June, invited Italian and international experts will compare and discuss the themes that emerged by the presentation of the cases from Egypt, India, Iran and Russia, focusing on the difficulties to develop and implement management plans in WH Historic Cities.

PARTICIPATION IS FREE OF CHARGE! REGISTER via the online registration form available at the conference website.


3. [NEW ITEM] Final Call: Funding Available for Women’s Leadership Development

Women currently working in the humanities sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $8,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program. 

The fee support opportunity provides women with funding of between $3,000 and $8,000 to undertake a range of leadership development programs commencing later this year.

Funding must be apportioned by the end of this financial year and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 5pm on 22 June 2018.

This is an initiative of Women & Leadership Australia.


4. [NEW ITEM] Usewear & Residue Analysis workshops – SOLD OUT

Please note that these workshops are now sold out.


5. [NEW ITEM] Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia, South Korea, 18-19 January 2019 – call for papers

Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia
Seoul, South Korea
18-19 January 2019

Conference Themes

In this call for papers, we invite contributors from heritage studies, museum studies, medical history, sociology, contemporary archeology, preservation advocacy, etc to investigate the complexity for heritage preservation and interpretation of colonial leprosaria and related sites in Asia, which were involved with human rights, social stigma, and post-colonial reconciliation. Although the main focus of this conference is leprosaria in Asia, we also welcome papers on colonial settlements, including comparable spaces such as asylums and health facilities associated with quarantine regimes.

Key Dates

31 July 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
15 August 2018: Notification of accepted abstracts
30 November 2018: Deadline for submission of final paper (5,000 words)

For more information about the call for papers, visit this link.


6. [NEW ITEM] Heritage for Planet Earth Photocontest – April winners & participate for May

The Heritage for Planet Earth Photocontest is intended to be a part of a wider awareness-raising strategy – especially addressed to young generations – dedicated to the theme of fragility of heritage – cultural and natural – and strongly linked to the planet Earth’s environmental equilibrium and climate change.

The contest will run from 1 January – 31 December 2018. Each month you’ll be able to vote for photos uploaded and also upload photos for the next month.



7. [NEW ITEM] New publication on World Heritage and 20% discount

World Heritage and Sustainable Development
New Directions in World Heritage Management

ICOMOS contributed an article (see Part III, 11) on its views.

The code in the WHSD book flyer gives you a 20% discount on purchase.

There will also be a book launch event on 25 June 2018, 18:40, at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Bahrain.


8. [NEW ITEM] Protecting places of the past for the future – The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, dated 31 May 2018.

From Abbotsford Convent to Mawson’s Hut, Fremantle Prison to Woolmers Estate, historic sites across Australia are set for improved conservation, restoration and promotion, thanks to funding from the Coalition Government.

Twenty four projects will share in more than $4.4 million under the Protecting National Historic Sites program, designed for historic sites listed on our National Heritage List.

“The people, movements and moments that changed Australia are captured in these historic sites – they are places where we can reflect on the past and celebrate what we are today,” Minister Frydenberg said.

“This funding will give owners and managers the support they need to maintain these sites, particularly as they age, and share their stories with the community.”

Examples of projects funded include:

  • $250,000 to reopen the roof of Great Melbourne Telescope, one of the great scientific instruments of the Victorian era.
  • $250,000 to improve access and inclusiveness at Hyde Park Barracks for mobility, hearing and visually impaired visitors.
  • $70,700 to repair, replace and restore the decaying timber flowing, joists, bearers and stumps at the QANTAS Hanger in Longreach, the birthplace of Australian civil aviation.

“This funding is part of the Coalition Government’s ongoing commitment to preserving and sharing our nation’s heritage,” Minister Frydenberg said.

“Over the last six years, we have invested $32 million to support the work of owners and managers of historic places on the National Heritage List.

“In the recent budget, a new flagship national heritage program providing up to $5.3 million in grants each year was also announced.”

A full list of recipients for 2017-18 is at this link.


9. [NEW ITEM] CIAV newsletter

Read the new CIAV* Newsletter – CIAV NEWSLETTER 40 (note that this links to a PDF is approx 9MB in size).

* CIAV = International Committee for Vernacular Architecture


10. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

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


11. [NEW ISSUE] News from Sydney Living Museums

To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.


12. [NEW ISSUE] Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden e-news

To read the latest news from the Duldig Studio Museum & Sculpture Garden, click on the following link.


13. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.




TALK: World Fairs of the 1930s, 7 June, Melbourne

International images of Fascism in the Art Deco Era: the Italian pavilions at the World Fairs of the 1930s

The 1930s saw World Fairs hosted in a number of cities that were key centres of technological and design innovation, such as Chicago 1933, Paris 1937 and New York 1939. These massive events influenced design and styling during this momentous decade and provided the pathway to the future as the world embraced technology and consumerism.

Join architectural historian and academic Flavia Marcello for a lively and entertaining presentation about how Fascist Italy presented itself in these international arenas.

DATE: Thursday 7 June 2018

TIME: 7:45pm for an 8 o’clock start

VENUE: Racecourse Hotel, cnr Dandenong Rd and Waverley Rd, Caulfield East

COST: $20 per person, (includes tea, coffee & snacks)

Download the Worlds Fairs registration form.


Our Heritage – Your Point of Difference workshop, 20 June, Perth

Our Heritage – Your Point of Difference

Join FACET events the Heritage Council of Western Australia for a half-day workshop that showcases best practice in heritage tourism.

The workshop features award-winning heritage projects and individuals, with a focus on exploring innovative ways to interpret and promote WA’s cultural heritage, and includes examples of the positive economic and social impacts of sharing our heritage stories.

The workshop program will deliver six presentations, as well as panel discussions and a special guided tour of the State Buildings by award-winning tour guide Ryan Mossny of Two Feet & a Heartbeat. Program concludes at 5.00pm. Participants will be invited to stay for networking from 5.00pm at the Petition Beer Kitchen.

Date & time: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 1.00 – 6.00pm

Venue: State Buildings, Perth

Cost: Workshop Fees include afternoon tea, a special guided tour of the State Buildings and networking function. All prices include 10% GST. Places are limited so register early to secure your attendance.

$65 – FACET Members
$85 – Non-Members
$45 – FACET Members Concession (unwaged / students)
$60 – Non-Members Concession (unwaged / students)

For more information and bookings, click here.


TALK: German Engineering and Early Fire Proofing of Melbourne Buildings talk, 21 June, Melbourne

The German engineer Peter Behrendt and the local firm of Palmer, Scott & Co together introduced German waterproofing methods, Westphalian iron, and Traegerwellblech construction, as well as designing the first wrought iron framed city building. This presentation, by Professor Miles Lewis, will consider these topics within the general context of bituminous waterproofing materials, fireproof construction and iron framing.

Date & time: 21 June, 6.00 pm

Venue: Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: Students & Engineers Australia Members: FREE; Non-Members & Society Members: $20

Booking necessary via this link.


TALK: Architecture after Rome, 28 June, University of Melbourne

Much mystery still surrounds the architecture of the Dark Ages, when supposedly barbarian tribes imposed themselves upon Europe, and the early Medieval period which followed. But it is clear that enough of the traditions of Rome survived in pockets, to later re-emerge as the Romanesque. Nowhere is there more evidence of the process than in Spain, where the evolution from the late antique can be traced through the Visigothic, Asturian, Mozarab, First Romanesque and Mudejar. There are surprising links with the classical tradition, and with Syria, North Africa, Saxon England, and Lombardy. All this is illustrated in a range of sturdy and picturesque churches, mainly in remote locations, and built under conditions which it is hard to imagine today.

Presented by Miles Lewis.

Date & time: 28 June, 6.00pm for a 6.30 start

Venue: Malaysian Theatre, MSD Building, The University of Melbourne

Booking necessary via this link.




CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference, Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018 – registrations open

Registrations are open for the CULTURE: Conserving it Together Conference, Suva, Fiji, 1-5 October 2018.


Lots more information about the conference has been added to the conference website – take a look!


Save The Date – Tasmanian Heritage Symposia & Australia ICOMOS AGM – November 2018

Over 9-12 November 2018, Australia ICOMOS will be holding 2 one-day heritage symposia and the 2018 Australia ICOMOS AGM (as well as having one of its regular Executive Committee meetings). One symposium is on the subject of cultural landscapes – the diversity of types and how to recognise this diversity in conservation and management. The other symposium will explore the heritage of science, including what science heritage is, what significant science heritage we have in Australia, and whether there are particular management needs for the conservation of this heritage. The events will all be held in Hobart.

The program is as follows:

  • Fri 9 November – Australia ICOMOS AGM (early evening), followed by dinner
  • Sat 10 November – Cultural Landscape Diversity & Its Implications; 1 day symposium – hosted by the Australia ICOMOS NSC Cultural Landscapes & Cultural Routes (and followed by dinner)
  • Sun 11 November – a full day field trip in the south of Tasmania for participants of one or both symposia
  • Mon 12 November – Under the Microscope – Exploring Science Heritage; 1 day symposium

(The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee meeting will be held on 9 November).

The symposia are open to all people with an interest in the topics, not only Australia ICOMOS members. Each symposium will be a combination of presented papers that will be followed by an opportunity for discussion of the issues raised and the implications and needs for heritage conservation.

This is a rare opportunity to discuss cultural heritage in a Tasmanian setting and to visit some special and unusual Tasmanian heritage places. We welcome your participation.

More information will be available about the two symposia in forthcoming Australia ICOMOS E-news. In the meantime if you have any queries about the symposia, please contact the Convenor, Anne McConnell by email.


Future GLAM: Convergence and collaboration in the cultural heritage sector, Deakin University, 8 June – registrations open

Deakin University, Melbourne
Friday 8 June 2018

This symposium has been organised in conjunction with the Museums Australia annual conference and with the support of Museums Australia (Victoria) and the Heritage, Indigeneity and Sustainability research group of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University.

Convergence across Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) has been the focus of much recent academic and professional debate. A challenging funding context, the potentially transformative digital environment, heightened and increasingly diverse expectations of the role of cultural heritage within society, employment mobility and insecurity, and the emergence of new organisational forms are challenging GLAM practice. This not only disrupts existing ways of working but also raises questions about the training, support, and ongoing professional development needed for those who work in the sector.

Keynote speakers:

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Jack is Director LINC Tasmania since December 2016, and a member of National State Libraries Association of Australia, and GLAM Peak
  • Nathan Sentance is a Wiradjuri man who grew up on Darkinjung Country, NSW
  • Annabel Astbury is the Head of Education at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and is responsible for the strategy and content for all educational products across all platforms

More information about the speakers is available at the symposium website.

Cost: $30 (includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea)

Bookings essential: Please book online

Conference organisers

Dr Steven Cooke (Deakin University), Dr Katherine Howard (RMIT), Amelia Marra (Museums Australia (Victoria), Associate Professor Gillian Oliver (Monash University) and Dr Steven Wright (Monash University).

Download the Future GLAM 2018 Flyer.


Visual Heritage 2018 conference, Vienna, 12-15 November 2018: Call for EXPO deadline 20 June

Visual Heritage Expo
9-18 November 2018
Planungswerkstatt near the City Hall, Vienna, Austria

In addition to the Visual Heritage Congress 2018 (see below) there will be a scientific exhibition. This will be open to the general public as well as Congress attendees. Non-profit organisations, be they museums, universities or research institutes, are invited to showcase their developments in areas including digitisation, 3D technology, virtual- or augmented reality, museum- and exhibition tools.

The Expo will be hosted in the former Planungswerkstatt of the City of Vienna, which is opposite City Hall, and will be organised in collaboration with a range of Viennese City Departments. With 200m2 available, it is the goal to build a demonstration area that will bridge the gaps between scientific researchers, institutions, museums, archives and the general public.

The “Call for EXPO (non profit)” is open until 20 June 2018.



The Visual Heritage Conference – Digitize: Research – Record – Reactivate – Reconstruct
12-15 November 2018
Vienna, Austria
hosted by CHNT 23 2018

The Visual Heritage Conference will be a federated event of the Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) with cooperation partners and the Eurographics Symposium and Graphics Cultural Heritage (EG GCH). The call for papers, posters and round tables is still open: >>MORE INFORMATION


The Archaeology of War conference, 22-23 June 2018, Australian National Maritime Museum Sydney

This two-day conference will explore the importance of archaeology in the investigation of past conflicts, how this has been affected by technological advances and what role archaeology might play in public remembrance. A broad view across conflicts in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries will be taken. 

Key note speakers include:

* Prof. Tony Pollard, Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgows, peaking about the excavations  at Fromelles, and his current work at Waterloo

* Prof. Paul Bartrop from the Centre for Judaic, Genocide and Holocaust Studies, University of West Florida, speaking about interpretation of the Nazi SS Headquarters in Berlin

* Dr Kathy Abbass, CEO of the Rhode Island marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP), speaking about the search for Cook’s ship Endeavour

* Dr Andrew Connelly from the National Museum and Art Gallery of PNG, speaking about the Kokoda track



Points of Departure: 2018 APT Conference, 22-27 September, Buffalo, New York – registration open

Join 600+ conference participants as we come together to celebrate Association for Preservation Technology’s (APT) 50th year and look towards our future!

APT Buffalo-Niagara 2018: Points of Departure
22- 27 September 2018
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo was the sixth-largest port in the world in 1906. By 1951 it was the 11th-largest industrial center in the country, the largest inland water port, the second-largest railroad center, and the 15th-largest city in the country. It was literally and physically one of the most important points of departure on the continent. As APT looks forward to our “Next 50,” we find ourselves at our own significant “point of departure.”

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


ICOFORT International Conference, 23-26 October 2018, Hikone, Japan

Following the series of ICOFORT conferences organized by local ICOFORT organizations during the last years, the Japanese ICOFORT subcommittee of Japan ICOMOS will hold a conference in Hikone in cooperation with the Municipality of Hikone. Hikone is a historic city with a castle, which is designated as National Treasure, situated 70km east of Kyoto.



ICOFORT International Congress, 14-17 November 2018, San Fernando de Figueras, Spain

The Association of Friends of the Castle of Montjuïc / ICOFORT-Spain invites all academics and professionals interested in the debate about the fortified heritage to present their contributions at the congress, both in the form of communications and in the form of posters.





Call for nominations for the Victorian Museum Awards 2018 – deadline 22 June

Nominations for the 2018 Victorian Museum Awards are now open.

This is your chance to nominate a special individual or organisation for excellence in line with the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries.

We are delighted to share that the Bendigo Tramways won a Victorian Museum Award in 2017 and as a result, they have been nominated for a prestigious international Best in Heritage Award.

The nomination process is simple, free, and open to both members and non-members, so why not nominate? Winners receive a tailored media pack to promote their Award in the media.

Nominations close Friday 22 June.

For more information, visit this link.


Call for Expressions of Interest – ATCH 2019 Visiting Fellows Program: deadline 1 July 2018

The ATCH (Architecture Theory Criticism History) Research Centre invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Visiting Fellows Program 2019. The program welcomes Expressions of Interest from scholars with varying levels of experience who are carrying out critical research in architecture.

ATCH is located within the School of Architecture at The University of Queensland (UQ), in Brisbane, Australia. The Centre supports innovative and interdisciplinary research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Architecture and its place within a larger history of ideas is a strong focus within the Centre. Bringing together Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Fellows, Postgraduates and Academics from UQ’s School of Architecture, the centre offers a stimulating and rich environment for enquiry and debate. An active program of seminars, lectures, symposia, workshops and exhibitions is run throughout the year. For a full list of people, recent fellows and events please visit the ATCH website.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program supports short term residencies of one to three months for scholars to work on innovative research on the history, theory and criticism of architecture. Projects that overlap with the work of existing ATCH scholars will be favoured. The program welcomes applicants from all levels of academia but particularly encourages proposals from new and mid-career scholars. Visiting Fellowships are not open to postgraduate students.

The Visiting Fellows Research Program will provide a return airfare to Brisbane and a workspace within the centre. All Fellows will have access to UQ libraries, including the Fryer Library and Architecture and Music Library. Support for accommodation may also be available depending on the applicant’s financial circumstances.

Visiting Fellows will be required to present their research in progress in a public lecture, participate in seminars and conferences organised during their residency, and contribute to HDR events. Published outcomes of research undertaken during the Fellowship should acknowledge ATCH and the UQ School of Architecture.

While ATCH Visiting Fellows are solicited through EOIs, the Centre also directly invites Fellows to participate in the program.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted as a single PDF file and address the following items in this order:

  • Name and contact details
  • Title of Research Project
  • Short Research Proposal including intended outcomes (500 words)
  • Short Biography including details of qualifications and 2 recent publications (200 words)
  • Citizenship & Employment Status. Will the applicant be on sabbatical during the course of the Fellowship?
  • Is the project supported by other sources of funding?
  • Is financial assistance for accommodation requested, and if so, on what grounds
  • Preferred dates and duration of Fellowship in 2019

If the EOI proceeds to the second stage, the candidate will be invited to submit additional documentation, including:

  • A short statement of relevance to ATCH Centre and existing members’ work
  • Relation of the project to the applicant’s past and future research
  • Two samples of published written work (journal articles, pieces of criticism, book chapter, chapter from a submitted PHD thesis)
  • Name and contact details for 2 referees

Please note that the Australian Academic Year runs across two semesters from March to November with inter-semester breaks from late June to July and December to February.

EOIs should be submitted by email to Deborah van der Plaat by 1 July 2018. Candidates will be notified by 1 September 2017 if they have proceeded to the second stage.

For additional information please contact Centre Manager, Dr Deborah van der Plaat by email.


Training on Heritage Impact Assessments, 15-26 October, 2018, Shanghai and Jiangsu Zhenze, China – application deadline 15 July

Training on Heritage Impact Assessments
15-26 October, 2018
Shanghai and Jiangsu Zhenze, China

Application deadline: 15 July 2018


World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Centre (WHITRAP, Shanghai); International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)


Zhenze Town Government


The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has observed that many activities, such as tourism, infrastructure development, new buildings, urban renewal and changes to the land use being undertaken in and around World Heritage sites, may have negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). While recognising the vital role of such activities for providing benefits to the society, the Committee has stressed the need to undertake Impact Assessment studies, in order to assess the potential negative and positive impacts on heritage sites. As part of its mandate to build capacities of State Parties to the World Heritage Convention, WHITRAP together with ICCROM has organised four training courses in the past and is pleased to announce its fifth version on Impact Assessments to be held in October 2018. This year, the course is also linked to the World Heritage Leadership programme in order to expand its focus on all forms of Impact Assessments (SEA, EIA, HIA) and also the promote the benefits of linking nature and culture in managing heritage.

For more information and to apply, visit the WHITRAP website.

Download the Heritage Impact Assessments course_APPLICATION FORM.




In Situ Archaeological Conservation and Presentation Project – survey

Do you have opinions about the in situ conservation and presentation of historical archaeological sites in Australia?

A University of Sydney research project is looking for heritage practitioners, archaeologists, architects, interpreters and archaeological site managers to share their opinions and experiences for a project investigating the public benefits of archaeological conservation.

Click on the link below to find out more about the research project and complete an online survey. You can contact Caitlin Allen by email if you have any questions about the project.

Click on this link to start the survey: In Situ Conservation and Presentation of Historical Archaeological Sites in Australia Research Study – Practitioner Survey

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Download the In Situ Archaeological Conservation and Presentation Project poster.


National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Advocacy Toolkit now available

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is excited to announce the launch of the National Trust Advocacy Toolkit, a free online resource to assist individuals and communities to advocate for the protection of heritage places across Victoria. The Advocacy Toolkit will continue to grow and evolve, along with the challenges we face in the recognition and conservation of our heritage places. The Toolkit contains 5 Advocacy Guides, which aim to provide clear guidance to non-experts about how to nominate a place to the state heritage register, how to object to planning permits for inappropriate development affecting heritage places, and how to participate in Planning Scheme Amendments. While the Toolkit is specific to the state of Victoria, it is based on general principles which can be applied across other jurisdictions. For any queries, contact National Trust of Australia (Victoria) by email.

The National Trust’s Advocacy Toolkit can be viewed and downloaded here.


Portraits of NSW – publication available online

At the National Trust Awards, the Minister for Heritage launched Portraits of NSW. This publication was commissioned by the Heritage Council to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Heritage Act 1977. The publication celebrates and highlights the diverse heritage of NSW by telling the stories behind a selection of items on the State Heritage Register.

A digital version of this publication available at this link.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Architect / Graduate of Architecture, Catalyst Architects, Adelaide

Catalyst Architects is seeking a registered architect or graduate of architecture to join our team.

Catalyst Architects is an Adelaide-based heritage and architecture practice working throughout Australia on diverse and interesting projects. We work primarily with Commonwealth and state government agencies, as well as development companies.

With long-term ongoing service contracts, we are seeking the right person to support our client needs. We are seeking a team member who will positively uphold our company values. Your role will include ongoing training and support.

A potential candidate must have sound technical knowledge, documentation and visual presentation skills. ArchiCAD and Adobe Photoshop capability is an advantage.

Your skills and expertise will be valued and your salary package will reflect this.

Contemporary Adelaide city office base and part of a small and highly creative team.

For a full position description please contact Catalyst Architects by email.

Applications close Friday 22 June 2018.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant (Archaeologist), City Plan Services, Sydney

The City Plan Services group of companies has over 22 years’ experience as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage Consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

Our team is expanding and as such an opportunity is available for a suitably qualified and motivated Senior Heritage Consultant (Archaeologist) to join City Plan’s Heritage team, providing high level cultural heritage consulting services from our Sydney office.

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

The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible. Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, see the CPS_Senior Heritage Consultant (Archaeologist) – May 2018 position description.

Applications close 10 June 2018.


SITUATION VACANT Tourism Representative – Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has been seeking applications for the tourism representative on the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area. The primary purpose of the this role is providing advice to the management agencies and State and Australian Government Ministers responsible for World Heritage.

Selection for the Tourism position is based on:

1. Familiarity with, and demonstrated interest in, Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area.
2. Qualifications, experience and expertise in tourism, including familiarity with Tourism Master plans and strategies
3. Familiarity with Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention and the implementation of operational guidelines.

More information and the application form are available at this link.

Applications close 10 June 2018.


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
– Sydney CBD office

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 related field.

We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator, 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, high profile and challenging range of projects, providing reports and strategic advice to our clients.

We also encourage archaeologists (European or aboriginal) or heritage architects to apply for this position.

More information about this opportunity is available in the URBIS Heritage Senior Consultant position description.

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 Anastasia Zappert.

Applications close 1 June 2018. We are looking to appoint this position as soon as possible so encourage applications be lodged as soon as possible.



If you are an experienced heritage consultant, keen to further your professional experience in a positive, supportive environment, then we would love to hear from you.

Who You Are

The ideal candidate will meet the following essential selection criteria:

  • Professional qualifications in architecture.
  • At least 3 years’ practical experience in providing heritage advice and conservation practice
  • Thorough understanding of heritage principles and the relevant statutory frameworks in NSW
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate, assess and provide recommendations on a range of complex heritage issues
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in larger multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in managing projects, clients and other stakeholder relationships and expectations
  • Ability to manage work schedules to meet agreed project timeframes


  • Post-graduate qualifications in heritage conservation, or other related fields
  • Australia ICOMOS membership

Who We Are

The NBRS Heritage Studio is a passionate team of heritage architects, consultants and historians. The studio works across many facets of heritage consulting, including assessment, conservation, specialist advice, adaptive re-use and heritage interpretation. Our clients come from both the government and private sectors, and range in scale from small scale residential projects to multi-million-dollar developments.

NBRSARCHITECTURE is a growing practice of over 80 creative professionals who work collaboratively on a wide range of inter-disciplinary projects, with our Heritage Studio sitting alongside the NBRSARCHITECTURE Architectural, Landscape, Interior Design and Compliance Studios. Our office at Milsons Point is a friendly environment that is people-focused and embraces diversity. We offer a competitive remuneration package as well as regular social activities, ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

NBRSARCHITECTURE is seeking a Senior Heritage Consultant to join the NBRS Heritage Studio in our Sydney office. To get the conversation started, please send a letter telling us about yourself and attach a copy of your CV to NBRSARCHITECTURE by email with ‘Senior Heritage Consultant job application’ as the email subject.

All applications to be received by 30 June 2018.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture is seeking an experienced Senior Heritage Consultant. Large variety of work and projects. Great office environment. Based in Cremorne and close to public transport. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email your CV to Mark or give him a call on (03) 9421 5448 for further information.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney – application deadline extended

The City Plan Services group of companies has over 22 years’ experience as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage Consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast.

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

This opportunity will appeal to an experienced heritage consultant who is wishing to further their career in a highly regarded consultancy involved in a variety of projects across NSW and Australia. Reporting to the Heritage Director, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a Heritage Consultant.

The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible. Remuneration packages will be negotiated commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, see the CPS_Heritage Consultant – Mar 2018 position description.

Applications close 10 June 2018.


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