Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 869


  1. [NEW ITEM] 2019 Jim Kerr Address on 18 April 2019, Sydney Opera House – registrations open
  2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2019 Election Heritage Policy
  3. [NEW ITEM] ‘In Conversation’ with GML Founders, 28 March, Sydney
  4. [NEW ITEM] NSCES – Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership: deadline 30 April 2019
  5. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, 9 April 2019
  6. [NEW ITEM] ACT Heritage Festival & Canberra Modern Program – get ready!
  7. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS card – more information for members
  8. [NEW ITEM] ICCROM “Wooden architecture conservation and restoration” course – applications open
  9. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news








1. [NEW ITEM] 2019 Jim Kerr Address on 18 April 2019, Sydney Opera House – registrations open

Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW 
is pleased to host the
2019 Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments and Sites
to be held at 5.30 pm for a 6.00 pm start on Thursday 18 April 2019

Professor Bruce Pascoe
Author of Dark Emu, Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

In 1982, ICOMOS established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. UNESCO approved it the following year during its 22nd General Conference. Since then, 18 April has been a day to celebrate and promote cultural heritage, and an opportunity to raise awareness about its diversity, its relevance, how vulnerable it can be and what the needs and benefits of its conservation are. The 2019 theme for the day is ‘Rural Landscapes’.

ICOMOS has defined rural landscapes as “terrestrial and aquatic areas co-produced by human-nature interaction used for the production of food and other renewable natural resources, via agriculture, animal husbandry and pastoralism, fishing and aquaculture, forestry, wild food gathering, hunting, and extraction of other resources, such as salt. Rural landscapes are multifunctional resources. At the same time, all rural areas have cultural meanings attributed to them by people and communities: all rural areas are landscapes.”

Australia ICOMOS is honoured to have Professor Bruce Pascoe deliver the Jim Kerr Address, which honours the late Dr James Semple Kerr. Professor Pascoe’s award-winning publication Dark Emu powerfully reveals the overlooked heritage of Australia’s landscapes prior to colonisation and presents a radically different picture of Australia’s original inhabitants, and how they maintained their culture over millennia. 

There are no refreshments included for this event and this is reflected in the pricing. Refreshments can be purchased before or after the event at one of the many venues in and around the Sydney Opera House.

* Australia ICOMOS and NT members: $35
* Non-members: $45
* Full-time students, unemployed & individuals under 30 yrs: $25

#18April #ICOMOS #rurallandscapes #IcomosIDMS2019 #jimkerraddress


Tour of Sydney Opera House, 3.15 for 3.30pm sharp

An optional short tour of the Sydney Opera House will take place before the the Jim Kerr Address. Please note that places for this tour are limited. There are only 18 places available on the tour (allocated on those who book first for this option). Participants meet at the Stage Door of the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 18 April at 3.15pm for a 3.30pm sharp start. The tour will deliver you back to the Utzon Room by 5.30pm for the 6pm start of the Jim Kerr Address. You must be attending the Jim Kerr Address to go on this free tour.


2. [NEW ITEM] Australia ICOMOS 2019 Election Heritage Policy

In the lead up to the 2019 federal election, Australia ICOMOS has developed a range of outline heritage proposals to promote to political parties and interested candidates. They can be downloaded from here.

The proposals have been developed through the Strategic Advocacy Reference Group and Executive Committee.

Please contact Duncan Marshall via email with any inquiries.


3. [NEW ITEM] ‘In Conversation’ with GML Founders, 28 March, Sydney

Hear from Don Godden OAM, Prof Richard Mackay AM, and David Logan, ‘In Conversation’ at GML Heritage with Sharon Veale, GML CEO, on 28 March from 5.30pm. Over drinks and canapes, the GML namesakes will reflect on the formation of GML Heritage, changes in the heritage industry, and the future of heritage given today’s pace of growth and development.

The event is free but bookings are essential. To book and learn more, visit this link.


4. [NEW ITEM] NSCES – Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership: deadline 30 April 2019

Expressions of interest are invited for those with an interest / experience in energy, sustainability and climate change in heritage to join NSCES, the Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee for Energy and Sustainability. Membership is available as either a member or affiliate. A member of the NSCES will be a member of Australia ICOMOS (or a member of an institution that is a member of Australia ICOMOS). An affiliate is a person who is not a member of Australia ICOMOS, but who can contribute to the work of the NSCES by bringing particular knowledge, expertise or experience to the committee.

We encourage early career ICOMOS members to apply.

(Some members have been discontinued due to a lack of response, or emails that are not current. If you are no longer on the current NSCES list of members and wish to continue or re-establish your membership you will also need to fill out and submit an NSCES membership form).

We have regular meetings in Sydney every few months, with members in other areas joining by phone or through online meeting platforms. Members are expected to contribute to the work of the NSCES and to each fulfil a role within the committee. Minutes preparation is shared between committee members. If members fail to attend a meeting or participate in the work of the committee over the period of a year, membership of the committee will lapse.

NSCES is an active committee which works towards building understanding of the link between heritage and sustainability, contributing to the body of knowledge on energy efficiency, sustainability and heritage, advocating for heritage as a sustainable resource and responding to advocacy issues as they arise. Our recent activities have included discussions on adding heritage to the Australian Voluntary National Response (VNR) on the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), initial planning for energy, sustainability and climate change events for the ICOMOS General Assembly 2020, and cooperation with the ISCES+CC (International Scientific Committee for Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change) on a peer review on the “Outline of Climate Change and Cultural Heritage” by the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group. We have also prepared an Australia ICOMOS Practice Note on Heritage and Sustainability, which will be released shortly.

For more information please refer to the aims and objectives of the Committee and the NSCES blog.

Please submit your application form with a short Curriculum Vitae by email to NSCES Convenors, Helen Wilson and Rachel Jackson by 30 April 2019. For any enquiries please also contact Helen or Rachel. Download the Membership Form – NSCES.


5. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, 9 April 2019

It’s all stuffed! The value of historical photographs in researching the taxidermy collection at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
presented by Belinda Bauer

The zoology collection at TMAG is one of the oldest in Australia, and remains the state repository for specimens that record Tasmanian wildlife and biodiversity.  Today, this collection is primarily a vehicle for scientific and taxonomic research.   Taxidermy specimens prepared for display in the public galleries are often considered less significant because, frequently, they have become disassociated from key data and, through the rigours of public display, they have ended up in poor condition.

Using historical photographs of the museum’s interior has proved a useful tool in reconstructing the backstory of many of our taxidermy animals.  They reveal much about the development of natural history collections, changing attitudes towards animals and the sometimes surprising sources of our specimens.  The stories uncovered challenge us to reconsider the significance of some of our most decrepit looking pieces.

Hear about denizens of the deep around the Tasman Peninsula, world weary big cats, missing giraffes, and a myriad of other animals represented in TMAG’s taxidermy collection.

Belinda Bauer has worked in many museum roles over the last 17 years including the Queensland Museum, and the Natural History Museum of Ireland, and is now the Vertebrate Zoology Collection Manager at TMAG.  Belinda has moonlighted as an archaeologist, and has a Masters in Museum Studies, with a particular interest in materials conservation of natural history collections.

When: Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 5.00pm

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

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

Download the “It’s all stuffed!” talk flyer.


6. [NEW ITEM] ACT Heritage Festival & Canberra Modern Program – get ready!

Save the date for the ACT Heritage Festival – 13 April to 5 May, including the Canberra Modern 2019 program, of which Australia ICOMOS is a sponsor. Canberra Modern is also part of the Australia ICOMOS conference this year.

Canberra Modern is an annual calendar of engaging events celebrating the modernist spirit in our National Capital. In 2019 the program will be presented from 13 April – 5 May 2019 as a key part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival and will highlight mid-century modern architecture, art, interior design and vintage culture in Canberra.


7. [NEW ITEM] ICOMOS card – more information for members

ICOMOS members can find out more information about which monuments and sites will accept the card by visiting this link.


8. [NEW ITEM] ICCROM “Wooden architecture conservation and restoration” course – applications open

Kizhi museum announces the application round for the second International ICCROM course “Wooden architecture conservation and restoration”.

Start date: 26 August 2019
End date: 14 September 2019
Deadline to apply: 22 April 2019
Organizer: Kizhi Open Air Museum


*Petrozavodsk State University, UNESCO Chair “Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation”
*Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

For more information about the course and how to apply, visit the ICCROM website.


9. [NEW ISSUE] Read Heritage Tasmania’s latest news

To read the latest news from Heritage Tasmania, click on the link below.




The Trust Talks: The (un)remarkable house – stories of our homes, 22 March, Glass House Mountains

This Trust Talk brings together two charismatic speakers to delight you with the remarkable stories and heritage of Queensland’s (un)remarkable homes. Our speakers will uncover the secrets, scandals and stories hidden in our homes and walk you through the odyssey of Brisbane’s suburbs. Bankfoot House, the location of our Trust Talk, is remarkable for its everyday vernacular architecture and ordinary items that we can relate to our own experiences.

Date & time: 22 March – 5pm drinks & canapes, 6pm start, 7.30pm finish
Venue: Bankfoot House – 1998 Old Gympie Rd, Glass House Mountains QLD
Cost: from $11.53

More information is available at this link.

Book online


Dr Roy Lumby presents “Pubs of the Middle Third 1939-1960s”, 29 March, Sydney

PUBS OF THE MIDDLE THIRD 1939-1960s: A talk by Dr Roy Lumby
Friday 29 March 2019, 7.15pm
AIA Tusculum Auditorium, Manning Street, Potts Point

According to one source, during the 1930s Sydney’s pub architecture came into its own, forming one of the most unusual creations of Australian architecture.

At the beginning of the 1960s noted architect and critic Robin Boyd suggested that Sydney’s pubs had given vivid architectural expression for the first time to Australia’s phenomenal beer consumption and gregariousness.

This paper by Dr Roy Lumby will look at the architecture of Sydney’s pubs and the influences behind it and how the buildings were used across a period of great historical and social change.

Cost: Members $20; Non Members: $25; Concessions $15
BOOK ONLINEplease book ASAP for catering purposes

For more information, see the Pubs talk_March 2019 flyer.


National Trust QLD 2019 Australian Heritage Festival launch, 3 April, Brisbane

Join the National Trust QLD to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival in Queensland!

We will be launching the 2019 Festival at the Queensland Maritime Museum. Celebrate with drinks and canapés overlooking the Brisbane River and the city skyline as we officially launch the 2019 Festival!

Keynote Presentation: Professor John Schofield: Topic: ‘The Vitality of Heritage: People and the Future’

Heritage is changing. Once narrowly defined and socially exclusive, heritage now has a broader definition and a new role within society. Heritage now centres around participation, co-creation, and diversity. Heritage is no longer a constraint but an opportunity, for better social integration, for the adaptation and use of redundant historic sites and places, for economic growth, and for vitality within places and their communities. If used correctly, and when broadly defined, heritage becomes a catalyst for change and a vital part of people’s identity, while promoting cohesion and well-being. This talk will present some of these ideas by way of foundation for some examples of recent heritage projects from the UK and Europe, all of which conform closely to the festival theme, ‘Connecting People, Places and the Past’.

Date & time: 5.00pm, 3 April
Venue: Queensland Maritime Museum – Marine Workshop

Further information and ticketing can be found at this link.




“What was the First Skyscraper?” 10th World Congress Symposium, 31 October 21019, Chicago – call for abstracts deadline 26 March

As part of the CTBUH 10th World Congress, the Council, in association with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), will host an important one-day symposium on Thursday 31 October, entitled “First Skyscrapers: Skyscraper Firsts.” The purpose of the Symposium, kindly sponsored by the Otis Elevator Company, is to identify the ground-breaking achievements in the formative years of the skyscraper, and to separate popular myth from settled scholarship in the debate over “the first skyscraper.”

CTBUH is thus issuing a Call for Abstracts to all scholars of history and colleagues with an expertise in this field (including architecture, architectural history, construction, economics, engineering, and beyond) to answer the prompt, “What skyscraper could be considered a ‘first’ in a particular technological field or other dimension?” and to state upon what criteria this assertion is based.

Selected abstracts will be developed into full papers and presented at the “First Skyscrapers: Skyscraper Firsts” Symposium, which will also be included in a subsequent CTBUH & SAH publication.

Submit your abstract by 26 March for a chance to take part in this landmark occasion.

For more information, visit the symposium website.


8th SSEASR Conference: Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, 13-16 June 2019 – call for papers deadline: 30 March

The Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is organizing the 8th SSEASR Conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion on Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia. The conference is scheduled for 13-16 June 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

You are cordially invited to attend and present a paper on any subject covering the scope of the conference.

For more information visit the conference website.

The online registration form is at this link.

Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline: 28 February 2019
Panel Submission Closes: 15 February 2019
Last Submission of Abstract: 30 March 2019


International Conference, “digital cultural heritage: FUTURE VISIONS, a landscape perspective”, Shanghai 23-24 November, 2019 – call for papers deadline 1 April

Call for Abstracts

There has been significant interest in both digital heritage and cultural landscapes over recent years. The junction between the two, however, remains essentially under-explored. Digital technologies can improve conservation documentation and preservation techniques, enhance interpretation with interactive media, enrich archives with sensory experiences and augment histories with crowdsourced data. Cultural landscapes can epitomise the nexus between cultural and natural heritage, acknowledge significant human interaction with environments, and recognise enduring intercultural dialogue across space, time and societies. Yet both can also provoke questions about authenticity, ownership and value, and challenge the concept of ‘living heritage’ and the sustainability of heritage values.

This conference seeks to explore the implications and theoretical challenges of digital technologies for cultural landscapes. The conference will focus less on descriptive projects and more on how digital technologies can contribute to debates about the relationship between the cultural and natural past, present and future. The conference will focus on the emerging disciplines of digital cultural heritage and the established practice of heritage management, providing a platform for critical debate between those developing and applying innovative digital technology, and those seeking to integrated best practice into the preservation, presentation and sustainable management of historic cultural landscapes.

We welcome academics and practitioners from diverse disciplinary perspectives including architecture and landscape architecture, archaeology, anthropology, philosophy, geography, education, ethnology, geography, heritage, history, media and museum studies, tourism, sociology and urban studies. We particularly encourage papers that examine the challenges of digitising tangible and intangible cultural heritage across space, time and society, and across disciplines, medias and scales. We also encourage papers that address the theoretical challenges posed by digital cultural heritage, particularly in relation to cultural landscapes and cultural routes.

Venue: College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, China.

Submission details: Abstracts of no more than 300 English words or 500 Chinese characters must be submitted by Monday 1 April 2019.

Please submit abstracts to the following:

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organising Committee and a response provided by Monday 29 April 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publication in peer reviewed proceedings.

Accepted papers will be published after the conference.

For Chinese questions, please contact Dr Chen Yang

For English questions, please contact Associate Professor Chris Landorf

Key dates

Abstracts Due: 1 April 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance: 29 April 2019
Full papers due for peer review: 1 July 2019
Notification of full paper acceptance: 2 September 2019
Registration closes: 15 November 2019
Conference: 23-24 November 2019
Final papers due: 20 January 2020

More Information

Official Website

digital cultural heritage FUTURE VISIONS Call for Papers Flyer


9th Lapita conference, Papua New Guinea, 15-18 October 2019 – call for proposals closes 30 April

The 9th Lapita conference will be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on 15-18 October 2019. The theme will be Lapita, forerunners and successors in Near Oceania and beyond.

Session proposals are invited – email Peter White with your proposal by 30 April.

Download the 9th Lapita conference flyer.




Funding of up to $7,000 for humanities sector women available – EOI deadline extended to 22 March

Building on the success of last year’s ‘100 Days for Change’ campaign, Women & Leadership Australia is administering an initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s humanities sector.

The campaign is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $7,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.

The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent of providing powerful and effective development opportunities for humanities sector women; however the funding is strictly limited and has to be allocated prior to the end of March.

Expressions of Interest

Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to Friday 22 March.


George Alexander Foundation International Fellowships – applications open and close 22 March

The George Alexander Foundation and the International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) are offering three (5) international applied research Fellowships in the amount of $10,000 (less GST) each.

The 2019 George Alexander Foundation International Fellowship provides an opportunity for individuals aged between 18-35 years to acquire higher-level skills and drive leading practice and innovation in Australia. It is intended that the Fellowship will demonstrate potential benefits for, and application in, Australia.

Applications should focus on the following areas:

  • Environment and Sustainability (this area can include heritage)
  • Alternative Energy
  • Education

However, if you have an innovative Fellowship idea that sits outside these areas these will also be considered.

For more information, visit this link.

Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday 22 March 2019.


National Trust Heritage Awards – entries open and close 31 March

The National Trust (NSW) is calling for submissions for the 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards.

Celebrating its 25th year, the National Trust Heritage Awards recognise and celebrate the beauty, innovation and creativity in best practice for heritage conservation, education and interpretation across New South Wales. The National Trust Heritage Awards also acknowledge advocacy campaigns and a lifetime of achievement, and of course the highly celebrated after Judge’s Choice Award.

The winners for 2019 will be announced at the National Trust Heritage Awards Ceremony luncheon held on 10 May 2019 at Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney.

Do you know any projects that have promoted or protected our unique heritage? Visit the National Trust Heritage Awards website for further information including key dates, entry criteria, award categories and the process for individual nominations.

For further enquiries please call (02) 9258 0112 or email National Trust (NSW).

Entries close 31 March.


Telling the Eureka story – take the survey before 31 March

The City of Ballarat’s next step in planning for the future of the Eureka Centre is to engage our community and stakeholders in developing an Interpretation Plan, which will set a new vision and objectives for how we tell the Eureka story at this important place.

We need you to tell us what you love about the Eureka story, what we should retain about the Eureka Centre and Stockade Gardens and what you imagine for their future.

Visit the Telling the Eureka story website to have your say or request a hard copy questionnaire. The survey is open until Sunday 31 March.


Call for Entries: 2019 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation – deadline 31 March

UNESCO celebrates 20 years of outstanding conservation practices in the Asia-Pacific region

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The upcoming cycle will mark the 20th year of the Awards honouring best conservation practices in the Asia-Pacific.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation recognizes exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. It aims to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.

Since 2000, the Awards have recognized 233 winners from 21 countries for their thorough understanding of the places, sound technical achievements, and significant social and policy impacts at the local, national and regional levels. By recognizing these practices, the Awards have contributed to meaningful achievements in changing the conversation about what constitutes cultural heritage, who has a stake in its stewardship, and how cultural heritage can contribute to the sustainable well-being of cities, societies and the environment.

UNESCO will celebrate these 20 years of success through a regional event organized in partnership with Think City, a leading community-based urban regeneration organization based in Malaysia. Interested young professionals and members of the public are encouraged to communicate with UNESCO Bangkok for further information via the contact details below.

The deadline for receipt of materials is COB 31 March 2019.

To apply for the 2019 Awards and for relevant resources, please visit this link.

For further details on previous winners, please visit this link.


2019 Ballarat Heritage and Design Excellence Awards – Nominations close 1 April 2019

Since 2010, the Ballarat Heritage Awards have been recognising and promoting the local property owners, tradespeople, volunteers, heritage and design practitioners, community groups and individuals who work hard to sustain Ballarat’s heritage and help it to thrive. This year, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, the Awards have been invigorated with a new name, a brand new category and a ceremony format to coincide with Ballarat Heritage Weekend.


  • Conservation of a heritage place or object
  • New designs in a heritage context
  • Excellence in heritage skills
  • Communicating, promoting and celebrating heritage

and the newly created:

  • Mayoral Award for emerging heritage and design practitioners

For more information and to submit a nomination, please visit mySay Ballarat or contact the City of Ballarat Customer Service on (03) 5320 5500 to request a nomination form.

Nominations Close: Monday 1 April 2019


PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project – applications close 1 April

Would you like to become part of a new generation of cultural heritage managers and planners? Would you like be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of cultural heritage? Then, the HERILAND partners would like to hear from you. Apply to undertake a doctorate in one of our 15 research and training projects in Italy, Israel, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands.

The European Training Network “Cultural HERItage and the planning of European LANDscapes” (HERILAND) invites applications for 15 PhD fellowships to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie ITN Action as part of the H2020 Programme of the European Commission. HERILAND is a consortium of high-profile universities, institutions with acknowledged heritage, landscape and planning expertise, civil society organizations and SMEs, located in Italy, Poland, Israel, Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands.

More detailed information is available in the Heriland PhD positions document, at the HERILAND website and in the Heriland flyer.

Deadline for applications: 1 April 2019


PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative – UWA: applications close 5 April

This scholarship is part of a research initiative on the use of history and heritage to advance 21st Century Silk Roads trade and diplomatic ties across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean Region.

Launched in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to ‘revive’ the overland and maritime trading routes, commonly known as the Silk Roads, for the 21st century. Driven by a highly ambitious language of regional connectivity, BRI seeks to build infrastructure, energy, foreign policy and people-people ties across Asia, Europe and East Africa.

For more information visit the University of Western Australia website or contact Tim Winter by email.

Applications close 5 April.

NOTE: The project managers reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.


Heritage Regulations 2019 (WA) – consultation closes 5 May

The consultation process on the proclamation regulations for the Heritage Act 2018 is now open, and submissions are invited until Friday 3 May 2019. Completion of consultation will bring us one step closer to new heritage legislation that meets current needs.

Issues covered within the draft Heritage Regulations 2019 include:

– composition of the Heritage Council
– conflicts of interest
– management of Council and committee meetings
– form and content of the State Register
– pre-requisites for the issue of repair notices
– standards for notifications, consultation and advertising

To ensure that the regulations are given due consideration and meet the needs of modern legislation, the WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is seeking submissions from interested persons and organisations. To take part in this process, review the draft regulations on the State Heritage website and follow a link to the online survey hosted on the Department’s consultation hub.

You may also be interested in reviewing and contributing to draft guidelines for the creation of local heritage surveys, which replace the current heritage inventories. These guidelines are required under the new Act, and will provide support to local governments undertaking the review or update of their local heritage survey.

The guidelines include standards for consultation and the use of professional heritage advice, so may be of interest to those working in the heritage field. Further information on how to contribute to the development of these guidelines can also be found on the State Heritage website.

Finally, initial consultation is taking place to assist in the development of guidelines for identification and management of state government heritage assets. These will work alongside the Strategic Asset Management Framework to guide agencies in the maintenance, activation, adaptation and disposal of heritage assets.


Living Heritage Grants Program – Round 4 applications are now open & close 10 May

Applications for Round 4 of the Living Heritage Grants Program are now open and close 10 May 2019. To find out if you are eligible, please read the 2019 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at this link.

To apply, follow the link to the online application portal at the link above.


Review of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 – Phase 2 – have your say closes 31 May

Have your say on the discussion paper for the review of the Western Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972. It sets out proposals to recognise, protect, manage and celebrate the places and objects that are important to Aboriginal culture. Importantly, it also identifies a framework for efficient land use by industry and other land users. Among the recommendations are changes to how heritage is defined, so it better reflects a living culture that is central to the wellbeing of Aboriginal people. Traditional owners and knowledge holders would be actively engaged in decision making for heritage places to which they have a connection, through the establishment of local Aboriginal heritage services and an Aboriginal Heritage Council.

For more information, see the WA Dept of Planning, Lands and Heritage website.

All submissions must be received by 31 May 2019.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Officer/Officer – Planning and Heritage, National Capital Authority, Canberra

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has an exciting opportunity for an urban planner with heritage skills.

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. Canberra is a 20th century planned city that is recognised nationally and internationally for its combination of ‘garden city’ and ‘city beautiful’ planning ideas, symbolic content and aesthetic quality.

The NCA is responsible for the preparation and administration of the National Capital Plan and through 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 managed appropriately.

If you are interested, please refer to the NCA website for more information and how to apply. Please note that information about the vacancy will be available from Tuesday 26 March to 9 April 2019.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Architect, Hector Abrahams Architects, Sydney

Would you like to be part of a friendly workplace located in the Sydney CBD? Hector Abrahams Architects is a small-medium architectural practice specialising in conservation, design and master planning. Our work is varied – from traditional heritage and conservation work to the design of new buildings and additions in heritage settings. We work collaboratively and value the input and creativity of our people.

We are looking for a registered architect with at least 5 years’ heritage experience to join our team. The role is for a project architect who will run their own projects, as well as being a mentor for our younger architects. The person we are looking for will interact with a variety of clients, and will oversee contracts and building projects. A good knowledge of the NSW planning and heritage requirements is preferred.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please phone Astrid Eggins, Practice Director on (02) 9299 7959, or email your CV to Hector Abrahams Architects.

Applications accepted until COB Monday 15 April 2019.


SITUATION VACANT Conservation Projects Manager, International Conservation Services, Sydney

Conservation Projects Manager

International Conservation Services has a full-time opportunity for a Sydney-based Objects Conservator to use their hands-on conservation and project management skills in a wide variety of site-based heritage and art projects. Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $61,560 – $77,112 plus 9.5% superannuation.

The position is available for commencement immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

We are seeking highly organised people to join our growing Objects and Outdoor Heritage Team, based at our labs in Chatswood, Sydney. We have a variety of roles that are both hands-on and project-management based that will suit someone who has a background in heritage conservation, likes to work on a variety of materials and projects, and enjoys working outdoors with occasional travel.

For more information, see the ICS_Conservation Projects Manager_March 2019 position description.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Advisor, Heritage Places, Extent Heritage Pty Ltd, Sydney

About Extent Heritage

Extent Heritage is a leader in the field of cultural heritage management. Since 1998, our team has specialised in providing heritage and conservation advice for projects across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We work with clients in both the public and private sectors to develop effective heritage management solutions for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. We adopt a holistic approach to heritage management that balances the conservation needs of places against practical and timely commercial outcomes.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Heritage Advisor to join Extent Heritage’s Sydney office on a full-time basis. The position will focus specifically on built heritage places, and requires specialist input on Urban Design, Architecture and/or Urban Planning. The role will involve the carrying out of commercial consultancy projects for State and local heritage places, requiring skills in project management and key technical input on matters related to the built heritage environment.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply, click here. Applications close COB Friday 22 March 2019.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Full-Time European Research Area Chair Holder Position – Digital Heritage, Cyprus University of Technology

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one Full-time Researcher Position: Special Scientist for Research / Senior Researcher A / ERA Chair holder on Digital Cultural Heritage at the newly established UNESCO and European Research Area Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage within the Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab) of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Digital Heritage and Cultural Informatics.

For detailed information about this opportunity, click here.

Application deadline: Friday 5 Αpril 2019, 12:00 (noon)


SITUATION VACANT Senior Archaeologist (Aboriginal Archaeologist) – GML Heritage, Sydney or Canberra

GML Heritage (GML) is seeking to appoint a Senior Archaeologist, in Aboriginal archaeology. This is a full-time position, based in Sydney or Canberra. The incumbent will provide specialist heritage advice in Aboriginal archaeology – including Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessments, Aboriginal due diligence reports, research designs, and post-excavation reporting. We are looking for someone with a degree in archaeology and at least 5 years’ experience in Aboriginal archaeology.

The position offers the opportunity to learn and grow, both personally and around the disciplines of Aboriginal archaeology, and the consulting business. GML offers a friendly and supportive team culture, and the opportunity to work on some of the most significant heritage landscapes, buildings and places across Australia.

For further information, including the position advertisement and position description, please click here.




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Georgia Meros
Secretariat Executive Officer
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