Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 832


  1. [NEW ITEM] ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium, 18 August – call for papers
  2. [NEW ITEM] 2018 Heritage Address: ‘Why Modernism Matters’ with Tim Ross, 17 July, Melbourne
  3. [NEW ITEM] The Trust Talks – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces, Brisbane, 5 July
  4. [NEW ITEM] Call for Papers: Change Over Time
  5. [NEW ITEM] Book on the architecture of Newman College
  6. [NEW ITEM] News from US/ICOMOS
  7. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS-TICCIH National Scientific Committee (NSC) on Industrial Heritage – call for members
  8. [NEW ITEM] $200,000 to preserve revolutionary race car – Department of Communications and the Arts media release









1. [NEW ITEM] ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium, 18 August – call for papers


Convened by Heritage Partners:
Australia ICOMOS, Canberra Archaeological Society,
Canberra & District Historical Society and National Trust of Australia (ACT)


Heritage on the Edge: Continuity with Change in Canberra? will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary style today as Canberra rapidly changes with a focus on innovation and development, and high-rise living. Change is a constant, but how are we applying it in Canberra so heritage is identified and protected to ensure a connection with our past, and a continuity of our sense of place?

Call for Papers: We are seeking papers from a diverse range of viewpoints: architects, heritage practitioners, developers, planners, archaeologists, community advocates. We welcome papers from students and emerging professionals on heritage and change more generally.

To propose a paper, please submit an abstract to the National Trust (ACT) care of Liz McMillan by email by 6 July 2018.

Cost: $75 full registration; $55 member host organisation; $35 (concessions, full-time students, speakers)

For more information, download the ACT & Region Annual Heritage Partnership Symposium CfP flyer.


2. [NEW ITEM] 2018 Heritage Address: ‘Why Modernism Matters’ with Tim Ross, 17 July, Melbourne

As part of Open House Melbourne’s public program in 2018, Tim Ross will deliver the Heritage Council of Victoria’s annual Heritage Address, posing the question: ‘why does Modernism matter?’

Expect a dose of passion, some laughs, and plenty of insight as Tim explores the threats to these buildings, how we can recognise their value before they are lost and how the general public’s appreciation can grow for this overlooked period of Australia’s architectural history.

The Heritage Address is an annual lecture given by a prominent individual on matters relating to our heritage. It is supported by the Heritage Council of Victoria as part of the Open House Melbourne July Program.

Date & time: Tuesday 17 July, 6:00-7:00pm

FREE! but bookings necessary.

Click here for more information or go straight to the booking link.


3. [NEW ITEM] The Trust Talks – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces, Brisbane, 5 July

THE TRUST TALKS – Behind Closed Doors: The heritage of hidden places and exclusive spaces
Opening the doors for Innovation, Collaboration and Celebration of our heritage


Join us for the 4th Talk in our Trust Talks series as we explore the heritage of our unseen places.

We often say that accessible heritage is loved heritage, but what about the wealth of heritage places that are generally unseen by the public? What is the value of these places to the community, how are they managed and more importantly…what do they look like inside?


  • Dr Andrew Sneddon – Activating our hidden heritage
  • Jane Alexander – Inside the Official Establishments: The Hidden Heritage of the Prime Residences

Date & Time: Thursday 5 July 2018, 5:00-7:30pm

Cost: ranges from  $11.53 – $27.19

>>More information and bookings


4. [NEW ITEM] Call for Papers: Change Over Time

Call for Papers: Change Over Time
A Heritage of War, Conflict, and Commemoration | Fall 2019

Guest Editor: William Chapman

Sites of war and conflict that symbolise collective loss or that served as pivotal moments in national or global history are sometimes elevated to the status of “heritage.” Battlefields, sites of bombings, or places of terrorist attacks are all marked by human tragedy and acts of violence and their interpretation is inherently conflictual. This issue of Change Over Time examines heritage produced by violent acts of destruction and our efforts to commemorate the complex narratives these sites embody.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 1 August 2018. Authors will be notified of provisional paper acceptance by 1 September 2018. Final manuscript submissions will be due late November 2018.

For information about this call for papers and the submission guidelines, visit this link.

Change Over Time is a semi-annual journal publishing original articles on the history, theory, and praxis of conservation and the built environment. Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme as a method to promote critical discourse on contemporary conservation issues from multiple perspectives both within the field and across disciplines. Themes are examined at all scales, from the global and regional to the microscopic and material.


5. [NEW ITEM] Book on the architecture of Newman College

For more information and to order Jeffrey John Turnbull’s, Walter Burley Griffin: the architecture of Newman College, 1915-18, Vivid Publishing, 2018, download the Walter Burley Griffin – the architecture of Newman College, 1915-18 v2 flyer.


6. [NEW ITEM] News from US/ICOMOS

The June 2018 Edition of the US/ICOMOS News includes an item on 2018 International Exchange Program (IEP) Participants Welcomed to Washington. One of our very own members – Kyra Lomas – is enjoying this fabulous opportunity.

We wish Kyra all the best with her internship!


7. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS-TICCIH National Scientific Committee (NSC) on Industrial Heritage – call for members

The Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee, at its February 2018 meeting, approved the establishment of the ICOMOS-TICCIH NSC on Industrial Heritage. TICCIH Australia members have also showed support for the formation of this committee. This NSC will consist of members of both ICOMOS and TICCIH with the following aim:

To be a voice for industrial heritage arguing for the preservation, conservation, investigation, documentation, research and interpretation of our industrial heritage!

During establishment of the NSC, there is an interim charter and interim committee, with Dr Iain Stuart as chair. The interim committee has the role of establishing the committee within the next 6 months.

Membership of the NSC has the following categories of membership:

Expert member (member of either ICOMOS or TICCH or related professional institution with three years or more relevant experience in the field of industrial heritage conservation).

Member (anyone who shares our aims e.g the Burra Charter and the ICOMOS TICCH “Dublin Principles”, and is happy to implement them).

We are now calling for prospective members to apply to join the NSC. We especially encourage applications from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and from emerging professionals.

To make an application please email a brief note outlining your experience and interest and indicating whether you are a member of ICOMOS or TICCIH. Please include a brief resume that supports the application.

Application for this round close on the 23 July 2018.

All correspondence should be directed to Iain Stuart by email.


8. [NEW ITEM] $200,000 to preserve revolutionary race car – Department of Communications and the Arts media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Department of Communications and the Arts, dated 13 June 2018.

The Government has provided $200,000 to help the National Motor Museum purchase the Chamberlain 8 “Australian Special” race car through the National Cultural Heritage Account. 

The race car was built in 1929 by Melbourne brothers, Alan Hawker ‘Bob’ Chamberlain and Howard Francis ‘Bill’ Chamberlain. Both engineers, the brothers included a revolutionary engine in the race car which competed in multiple Grands Prix and hill climb events.

The Chamberlain 8 is believed to be the only racing car completely designed and built in Australia without the use of components from other makes. Some unique qualities of the vehicle include the four-wheel independent suspension and 8000 rpm engine.

It is one of Australia’s most technically advanced and visually appealing race cars of the era. The Chamberlain brothers were among a group of prominent engineers who significantly contributed to Australia’s technological and motoring history.

The National Cultural Heritage Account provides support for collecting institutions like the National Motor Museum to acquire important pieces of Australian history to ensure they are kept in the country and enjoyed by the public.




ICOMOS GA 2020 News

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to have received formal advice from The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy that grant funding under the 2017-18 Protecting National Historic Sites program will be provided to support Strategic Planning and Preparation for the Twentieth General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) to be held in Sydney in October 2020. This welcome advice implements part of the Australian Government’s commitment to GA 2020, which enabled the successful Australian bid to host this prestigious event. Click on this link for the media release.


Expressions of Interest program: ICOMOS GA 2020

Australia ICOMOS has been selected to host the 20th Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS in Sydney in October 2020 (GA 2020). Opportunities will be provided to members of Australia ICOMOS to participate in the General Assembly and its related events. Expressions of Interest will invited from members, Committees or other groups, in a staged process over the next two years. The current program for these invitations is summarised in the GA 2020 – EOI program, but may be adjusted as planning for GA 2020 proceeds. Look out for calls for Expressions of Interest in future issues of the newsletter.




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.


Port Arthur Talk, Thursday 21 June

‘The evacuation of that scene of wickedness and wretchedness’:
Jeremy Bentham and his panopticon penitentiary versus New South Wales
presented by Dr Tim Causer

By the 19th century, the ‘panopticon’ prison paradigm, as envisioned by famed philosopher Jeremy Bentham, had received limited support in Britain due to the prevalence of transportation to New South Wales. In retaliation to what he believed to be a conspiracy against his works and the will of parliament, Bentham began to write a thousand-page manuscript titled ‘A Picture of the Treasury’ so as to expose the violation of justice and constitution that transportation represented. This talk shall cover Bentham’s opposition to transportation, the impact that the singular published section of the ‘Picture’ caused and how crowdsourced transcription plus volunteer transcribers are contributing to the production of the Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham.

Tim Causer is a Senior Research Associate at the Bentham Project, in the Faculty of Laws, University College London. He is currently working on Bentham’s writings on Australia, transportation, and colonialism, which will make up a volume of Bentham’s Collected Works. Since the completion of his PhD on the Norfolk Island penal settlement he has also co-ordinated the award-winning crowdsourced transcription initiative, Transcribe Bentham and published the earliest Australian convict narrative, titled Memorandoms by James Martin.

When: Thursday 21 June 2018 at 5.30pm

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

For more information on the talk call (03) 6251 2324.

Download the ‘The evacuation of that scene of wickedness and wretchedness’ talk flyer.


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.


Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Wednesday 27 June

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Arek Dybel (POLIN Museum, Warsaw), on “Presenting a challenging historical narrative through multimedia: the case study of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews”.


The POLIN Museum, which opened in Warsaw, Poland, in October 2014, tells the 1000 year story of Polish Jews, once one of the largest communities in the world. A story which ended abruptly and violently with the Nazi occupation of Poland in 1939 and during which the large majority of the Jewish population of Poland was destroyed. The exhibition team aimed at creating a meaningful educational institution to bring to light an untold chapter in Polish-Jewish history. Acclaimed as “the most ambitious cultural institution to rise in Poland since the fall of Communism” by the New York Times and the winner of the 2016 European Museum of the Year Award, the Museum tells a story of vibrance and richness of Jewish culture from the middle ages until today, but also shows the complexity of the Polish-Jewish relationship. The presentation will provide an overview of the way the exhibition handled its narrative, especially the role of multimedia as a way to expand on artefacts and create a richer storyline but also the challenges and limitations of this type of tool.


Arek Dybel’s area of expertise is to design and develop audio-visual and motion-driven projects for museum exhibitions and educational environments. As Creative Director of Multimedia at the Museum POLIN in Warsaw, he was part of the design team, responsible for the core exhibition’s multimedia design and production workflow. The process involved managing the creation of more than 200 multimedia elements for the core exhibition. Arek worked extensively with curators and scholars to translate complex materials into a visitor-friendly visual narrative, including with the museum’s Chief Curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018

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.




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!


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


Redefining Leprosy / Disease through Heritage Preservation of Colonial Sites in Asia, South Korea, 18-19 January 2019 – call for papers: deadline 31 July 2018

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.




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.


Final Call: Funding Available for Women’s Leadership Development – deadline 22 June

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.


“Heritage Management Principles” Intensive Training Course, Alexandria, 28-30 June 2018

The “HeritageForAll” Initiative has the pleasure to invite you to attend and participate in their upcoming event in June 2018.

Intensive Training Course in Alexandria: “Heritage Management Principles”, 28-30 June 2018, in cooperation with Blooms Co-working Space Registration Fee (only 400 EGP)

The course will highlight the features of managing heritage sites and world heritage sites through discussions on the main themes of Heritage Management Process, Legislation of Heritage Conservation and Fundraising and Financing.


Sibyllam Field School, Italy 2018 – application deadline: 30 June 2018

Studio Carolina Izzo Invites you to join the Sibyllam Field Scool in Italy 29 October – 14 November 2018.

This is your opportunity to experience Italian Art and Heritage first hand and enhance your understanding of global Museum and Cultural Heritage.

The Field School is for: Registrars, Collection Managers, Museum Curators, Architects and Conservators in training, and students in Museum Studies, Art History, Anthropology, Chemistry (Conservation related), and Archaeology.

The broad skills of selected participants and the impressive exposure to Italian Art and heritage and industry professionals will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience and bring depth to your practice.

For more information, visit the Studio Carolina Izzo website and visit the Sibyllam Field Study Facebook page.

The application deadline is 30 June 2018.

Download the Sibyllam Field School 2018 flyer.


Bodossaki Foundation Athens Scholarship – applications open: deadline – 1 July

The University of Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business are pleased to announce four scholarships funded by the Bodossaki Foundation to study the MA in Heritage Management at Elefsina, an Athenian suburb, beginning in September 2018. The Bodossaki Foundation was established in 1972 and is one of the most respected privately-owned public-benefit organizations in Greece.

The MA in Heritage Management is a unique combination of Heritage and Business.

The application deadline is 1 July 2018 or until all four scholarships have been awarded.

For more information, download the Bodossaki Foundation Elefsina-Athens Scholarship information leaflet.


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.


SA Planning and Design Code discussion paper out for public consultation – deadline: 22 July

The SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has released an important discussion paper on how the state’s new Planning and Design Code will work.

Called The Planning and Design Code – How will it work?, the paper sets out the proposed functional framework for the Code, including what it will include and what it will not include.

Significantly it describes what the first generation of the Code will look like in 2020, such as how it will be structured, maintained and delivered, and how South Australia’s new ePlanning system will dramatically change the way development applications are assessed.

The development of this paper has involved considerable collaboration with planning and development professionals.

The discussion paper is now out for public consultation until 22 July 2018 and all interested parties are encouraged to provide comment via the SA Planning Portal.

The consultation period represents a significant opportunity for planning practitioners and council strategists to shape the future operation of their state-wide planning rules.

Community engagement is at the heart of the new planning system; as such, genuine and inclusive collaboration with the planning and development community in the refinement of the Code is a crucial step in securing the success of the state’s planning future.

All feedback received on the operational framework for the Code is highly valued by the Department and will be considered in the development of the first and subsequent generations of the Code.


New draft Design Guide for Heritage released for public comment – deadline: 17 August 2018

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.




[NEW] SITUATION WANTED Recent Masters graduate seeks employment

Stephen Joyce is a recent graduate of the MSc World Heritage Management & Conservation from the University College Dublin, Ireland. In addition to this qualification, he has also undertaken fieldwork. He has been introduced to many aspects of heritage through his degree and fieldwork, and is now seeking to gain work experience and/or paid employment in these interest areas, which range from environmental conservation and protection of cultural heritage sites to historic urban landscapes and geoarchaeology. Stephen is currently located in Perth but would be willing to relocate (after July) to take advantage of any opportunities that may be offered to him.

Email Stephen Joyce directly to discuss any opportunities that you may have to offer him.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Building / Assets Adviser (part-time), City of Greater Bendigo

We are seeking a professional and experienced Heritage Building/Assets Advisor to provide specialist heritage advice on proposals involving heritage values and provide specialist technical advice on planning and completing works on the City’s own heritage properties.

You will be required to write analytical reports, prepare Heritage Impact Statements and liaise with Heritage Victoria to ensure that the necessary permits or permit exemptions for City buildings on the Victorian Heritage Register are sought in a timely manner. You will also contribute to strategy and policy development and implementation.

The successful applicant will have qualifications and experience in architecture and/or heritage planning and experience in the redevelopment of heritage assets and their unique requirements along with a working knowledge of relevant legislation.

If you require any further information regarding this position, please contact Andy Walker, Manager Property Services on (03) 5434 6465.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria must be received by close of business 18 June 2018.

For more information and to apply, click here.


SITUATION VACANT Planning and Heritage Officer, Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic Australian institution that embodies beauty, inspiration and the liberating power of art and ideas.

Our vision is to be as bold and inspiring as the Opera House itself.

Our mission is twofold:

  • To treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors
  • To inspire and strengthen the community, through everything we do

For more information about the Sydney Opera House please refer to our website.


This role provides timely advice and support in relation to planning and heritage matters affecting Sydney Opera House. The role assists and supports the development and maintenance of Sydney Opera House policies and procedures and heritage training programs. The role also includes administrative support.

Further more detailed information about the role and its requirements can be obtained from the role description, which is available at the website.

Applications close 18 June 2018.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Architect / Consultant, Purcell, Melbourne

Purcell is an award-winning architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a strong commitment to quality. We have staff of approximately 250 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 18 offices in the UK, HK and Australia. 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 Heritage Architect / Consultant to join the Practice. 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.

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


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.



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.


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