Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 875


  1. [NEW ITEM] Walter Burley Griffin Society – guided walk in Castlecrag, Saturday 4 May
  2. [NEW ITEM] Book launch: Sydney Art Deco author Peter Sheridan in Conversation with Josh Zepps, 14 May, Sydney
  3. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, 22 May 2019
  4. [NEW ITEM] International Museum Day, 18 May
  5. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Houses for Europe Conference, 24 September 2019, Belgium
  6. [NEW ITEM] News from HeritageForAll
  7. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM









1. [NEW ITEM] Walter Burley Griffin Society – guided walk in Castlecrag, Saturday 4 May

Walk in the steps of Walter Burley Griffin and discover his unique 1920s architecture in the unique Middle Harbour suburb of Castlecrag. 

Learn how Griffin made his houses disappear within the landscape. A two hour walk will connect the Griffin houses via Castlecrag’s distinctive walkway and reserve network. 

The walk will include small sections of unsealed track with steps, and view Griffin’s exterior architectural features, but house interiors will not be open to the public.  

COST: Adult $20; Concession/Student $15; Child $0; Member (Walter Burley Griffin Society and National Trust) $15

Bookings essential via this link.

Bring a hat, walking shoes and water.


2. [NEW ITEM] Book launch: Sydney Art Deco author Peter Sheridan in Conversation with Josh Zepps, 14 May, Sydney

Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape and life of Sydney during the 1930s and 1940s. Using contemporary and archival photos the book covers the whole gamut of moderne, functionalist and streamlined styling in the architecture of Sydney during the 1930s and 1940s.

Examples of Art Deco architecture can be found in many areas of Australia, but the largest concentration is in Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay.

In conversation with Australian media personality, political satirist, and television presenter Josh Zepps, respected historian, lecturer, and author Peter Sheridan will discuss art deco’s impact on the lifestyle of Sydneysiders.

Join Peter for a glass of wine and book signing at the end of the talk.

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Australian Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
Cost: $15

Download the Sydney Art Deco book leaflet.


3. [NEW ITEM] Port Arthur Talk, 22 May 2019

Tasman Community’s attitudes to the Port Arthur Historic Site
Presented by Anne Courtney

When Port Arthur Historic Site was added to the National Heritage Register in 2005 it was recognised as having nine heritage values. But how is the Site valued by members of the Tasman community? This is the question that local resident Anne Courtney and the Community, Heritage and Tourism (CHAT) project sought to answer during a 2018 community survey.  She will present the finding of this survey – some of the answers may surprise you.

Anne Courtney was born in Zambia and arrived in Tasmania in 1965 as a 10-pound Pom. The Port Arthur Historic Site was one of the first places her family visited. The ruins and the surrounding landscape left a deep impression then and in subsequent holidays. In 1999 she bought a home at Port Arthur and moved to the Peninsula full time in 2009. Her interest in surveys started in the 1970s while studying psychology at the University of Tasmania.

When: Wednesday 22 May 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 “Tasman Community’s attitudes to the Port Arthur Historic Site” talk flyer.


4. [NEW ITEM] International Museum Day, 18 May

On May 18th, museums all around the world will come together to celebrate International Museum Day. This year, the theme is Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition.

More information on the theme for 2019 can be found here.

Communications kitHere you can download the communication kit for museums and find all the information you need to organise special activities.

Social Media bankHere you can download a content bank for social media with images and texts that you can use for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The official materials – On the International Museum Day website you can find the official poster and banners, as well as request translations. Here you can also download some videos and animations.

Interactive map – Here you can add to our interactive map the special activities your museum is organising for the whole world to see. You can also check what other museums in your region or country will be doing that day.


5. [NEW ITEM] Heritage Houses for Europe Conference, 24 September 2019, Belgium

Heritage Houses for Europe Conference
24 September 2019
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

We are pleased to invite you to the final conference of the project Heritage Houses for Europe which will be opened by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. 

Gathering 300 participants, the event will present the project’s study on the impact of the sector of family-owned heritage houses throughout Europe, highlighting the key findings and policy recommendations. It will also be the opportunity to give a voice to the various stakeholders: owners, policy makers, academics, experts and cultural innovators. The day will provide numerous opportunities to network and meet stakeholders.

Register here


6. [NEW ITEM] News from HeritageForAll

For young researchers, junior architects and archaeologists, the Egypt Exploration Society in Cairo announce a training course “Heritage Management Principles” (7-20 July 2019, British Council Egypt) that will be moderated by the heritage management professional and the founder of Heritage For All Initiative, Mr. Mohamed Badry. Training course defines, within seven sessions, the features of managing heritage sites in general and world heritage sites in particular through some thematic discussions: World Heritage Nomination, Heritage Management Process, Heritage Conservation through “Legislation”, Tourism and Heritage Marketing, and Human-induced Impact Assessment Process.

For more information and registration, please visit Egypt Exploration Society website and see the Facebook event.


“HeritageForAll” initiative has the pleasure to inform you that for the second time, we offer a number of internship vacancies during the upcoming summer vacation. We require TEN interns. Those will do their task over six months (July – December 2019).

Responding to the WH annual theme, the main theme of HeritageForAll Internship program 2019 “Rural Heritage & Traditional Food”. Therefore, the interns – as a researcher in cultural heritage “Tangible & Intangible” – are in charge of the following tasks, under the responsibility of an initiative founder. An intern is responsible monthly for writing the blog articles and doing online short lectures or recorded videos.

For more information and to apply for an internship visit this link. Apply before 7 June.


On Sunday 23 June 2019, the Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (AlexMed)- Bibliotheca Alexandrina and HeritageForAll Initiative have the pleasure to invite you to attend the public lecture “The Mediterranean Diet in Egypt: Socio-economic Impact”. More details to follow.


7. [NEW ISSUE] News from ICCROM

To view the latest news from ICCROM, click here.




‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, 14 – 17 November 2019, Canberra – call for papers: deadline 17 May

Paper abstract submission deadline: 17 May 2019

Contact: Ashley Harrison by email

The Heritage of the Air ARC Linkage Project /Australia ICOMOS ‘Heritage of the Air’ conference, to be held from the 14 – 17 November 2019, at University House in Canberra, is now inviting submissions for papers!

You are invited to submit your abstracts for papers for the conference sessions by 17 May 2019.

The main themes for the 2019 Heritage of the Air Conference are:

  • Modernism
  • Machines
  • Migration
  • Memories

Abstracts can relate to one or more of the conference themes and link to one of the conference sessions. A full list of the proposed conference sessions, including a general session, can be found on the conference website.

More sessions may be added so please check the website regularly.

Abstracts must be submitted on the submission form available at the call for papers webpage.

A standard paper is 15-20 minutes and blitz papers 5-6 minutes- some sessions may vary this format.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words each.

Diverse responses to the themes and sessions are encouraged.

We encourage you to email the session convenors (see conference sessions) to discuss the session and the relevance of your submission.

Final paper abstract submissions and questions about the conference must be sent directly through to Ashley Harrison via email.

The Heritage of the Air Conference Committee will review all submissions and advise of the outcome in June.




Inner West Built Environment Award Ceremony, Saturday 4 May, Sydney

Saturday 4 May 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Kirkbride Theatre and Foyer, Sydney College of the Arts, Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield

Tickets are now available to attend the 2019 Built Environment Awards Ceremony and Exhibition. Awards presented on the night include the Marrickville Medal for Conservation, the Sustainable Design Award, and the Urban Photography Competition.

>> More information about the awards

The ceremony will play host to comedian and passionate supporter of architecture and design, Tim Ross as a guest speaker. Tim Ross may be best known for his work on TV and radio, however over the last six years he has performed, presented and campaigned to uphold the presence and value of Australian architecture and design.

All are welcome to gather for light refreshments in the Sydney College of the Arts courtyard following the ceremony.

This is a free and ticketed event. Please secure your place via the Ceremony and Exhibition Eventbrite listing.


Sydney Talks Series, 7 May

China’s 20th Century Architecture

Mr. Jin Lei, Consultant of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Vice-President and Secretary General of China’s Committee for 20th Century Architectural Heritage, Chief Editor of China Architectural Heritage, Architectural Reviews and Architectural Photography will discuss ‘The status of China’s 20th century architectural heritage’

Dr. Chen Li, The Expert Member of China’s Committee for 20th Century Architectural Heritage and Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Beijing University will discuss ‘The research of Chinese universities on the 20th century architectural heritage’

Time & Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Students $10, Members $15, non-members $20 payable in cash at GML
Venue: GML Heritage, Level 6, Australia Council Building, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010 (corner of Cooper Street – south from Central Station North Concourse exit to Elizabeth Street). Please report to the reception desk on the Australia Council Ground Floor on arrival to be ticked off on the list and to obtain a Visitors Pass
RSVP: by Friday 3 May 2019 via email to Louise Cox

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Download the China’s 20th Century Architecture_Sydney Talks flyer.


The Trust Talks: The Debate, Brisbane, 17 May

The Trust Talks: The Debate, Brisbane – presented by the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) in conjunction with Australia ICOMOS

TOPIC: ‘It’s not a chip on your shoulder if they’re really out to get you’ – QLD is unfairly underrepresented on Australia’s big heritage lists.

Queensland is one of the largest states in Australia and undoubtedly rich in environmental, built and cultural heritage – but is this heritage unrecognised? Do Australia’s big heritage lists unfairly forget about Queensland heritage in their focus on the southern states?

In this light-hearted debate about a serious topic, we pitch three of Queensland’s leading heritage specialists against a visiting team of Australia ICOMOS experts to decide – is QLD truly underrepresented? Or do they just have an inferiority complex?

Join us on Friday 17 May, 5.00 to 7.30pm at the Commissariat Store in Brisbane for this wonderful event.

Book online.


SA History Festival talk – 24 May, Adelaide

Kingston’s 1842 Monument to Colonel Light – Adelaide’s first Monument and Colonial Wonder

After Colonel Light’s death in October 1839, a large public subscription raised money for a monument to his memory. Somewhat ironically, Kingston volunteered his services to design and supervise its construction in 1842. The result was a 45 foot high gothic edifice which towered over Adelaide. Unfortunately the poor quality stone began to crumble away and it was eventually demolished nearly sixty years later.

Long forgotten, the monument has now been resurrected, digitally at first by special effects artist Liam Gare, and then built from wood in a 1/10 scale architectural model. The model will be on display along with other artworks and early photographs at Artlab Australia during the month of May, a History Festival event.

Exhibition Dates – Monday 29 April to Friday 31 May, Monday to Friday only, 9.00am to 4.30pm
Free Admission / No bookings required
Artlab Australia, 70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

Talk with Justin Gare

Justin will talk about the background of the monument and its construction on Friday 24 May at 5.30pmin the Artlab Foyer

Bookings essential and places are limited so please telephone Artlab (08) 8207 7520 or email Artlab by 20 May.

Download the Artlab Kingston Exhibition and Talk flyer.


Connecting with Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people and Country walking tour, 9 May, Melbourne

Join Wurundjeri Elder Uncle Bill Nicholson as part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival for this unmissable cultural journey, visiting the MCG, Barak Bridge, Birrrarung Maar and culminating in a private viewing of William Barak works at the NGV with Judith Ryan, Senior Curator, Indigenous Art. Hear about the complexities of preserving Wurundjeri’s cultural heritage within the urban landscape of Melbourne.

Date & time: 10.30am, 9 May

Venue: starting from MCG

Cost: Adults $70, NT Members $65

>>More information and bookings


May Day 2019

Blue Shield Australia (BSA) aims to promote the protection of cultural heritage in times of natural disaster or conflict. Australia ICOMOS is an active pillar organisation of BSA and has been the Chair of BSA from 2017-2019.

Each year BSA runs a May Day campaign to raise awareness of disaster preparedness and recovery among archives, museums, galleries, local history groups, managers of heritage places, sites or monuments and other cultural heritage organisations.

What’s happening in 2019?

For May Day 2019, Blue Shield Australia will be focusing on disaster planning and preparedness information and activities.

During April and May 2019, Blue Shield Australia will be running some exciting competitions to promote ways to get prepared for natural disasters. Visit the Blue Shield Australia website for more information.

What can you do?

Celebrate May Day (1st of May) with your colleagues in heritage places, archives, museums, libraries, galleries, local history groups, managers of sites or monuments and other cultural heritage organisations

· Enter the BSA May Day 2019 Competitions – details at the Blue Shield Australia website. Entries close 24 May 2019

· Make sure your disaster plan is up to date and maybe schedule a practice of the disaster plan to ensure that you and your organisation know what to do if there’s a disaster

· Check out the information resources about disaster planning and preparedness on the BSA and other websites

· Explore a partnership with sector allies (libraries, archives, museums, sites, and galleries) in your local area. Develop a network of colleagues with experience of disaster recovery or with preservation expertise.




ASHA-CAS Symposium 2019 ‘Contemporary Archaeology: How archaeology is practised today’, Canberra, 4 May 2019

The second annual collaborative event between the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS), a public half-day symposium, is to be held in the Visions Theatre of the National Museum of Australia (NMA), Canberra, as a contribution to Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

This free event will comprise 5 speakers talking on one of the following themes for their contemporary relevance, current approaches, how archaeologists might now be employed and degree of likely public interest, plus a Q&A panel following with all of the speakers.

  • The forensic archaeology of war crimes
  • Australian archaeology in Antarctica
  • Space archaeology
  • An Aboriginal ochre quarry – shared history
  • Repatriation of Indigenous cultural material

The audience is expected to be a mix of the general public, ASHA and CAS members, and Friends of the NMA.

Read the full programme with abstracts and bio’s.

NB: Bookings are required via the NMA website.


2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting, 3-6 December 2019, Chile: call for papers deadline extended to 6 May

2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting
Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes
3 – 6 December, Arica, Chile

We are pleased to inform you that the submission of proposals for papers and posters has been extended until 6 May 2019.

The 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting in Arica, Chile will provide a meeting ground for preservationists and local communities and indigenous groups in South America. The conference themes elicit contributions about legal frameworks, intellectual and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) property rights, bioethics, aboriginal and community archaeology, and dialogue on controlling and mitigating the impacts of plundering and illegal trade.

For detailed information about the conference themes, etc, visit the conference website and/or download the conference brochure.


IIWC 2019 Scientific Symposium (Bilbao, Spain) & Course (San Sebastian, Spain), 30 September to 5 October 2019 – call for papers: deadline 3 June

The ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IIWC), is organising the 22nd International Scientific Symposium in Bilbao (30 September- 2 October) and the 1st Course on Wooden Heritage Conservation in San Sebastian (3 -5 October).

The International Scientific Symposium will consist of two days of presentations in Bilbao and a one-day visit to some of the outstanding wooden heritage sites in the region. The IIWC is inviting papers on all aspects related to wooden heritage conservation, both in its material and intangible sides, and applied to built, temporary, evolving, maritime or any other existing wooden heritage.

Abstracts or inquiries should be sent via email by 3 June 2019.

The Course will consist of two days of lectures given by an international selection of experts, and a one-day visit to another selection of outstanding wooden heritage sites in the region. Attendants and lecturers will have the opportunity to exchange and discuss with the authors of the interventions.

For more information and to register, visit the symposium/course website and also view the documents below.

IIWC-2019-22nd Symposium-Bilbao-PROGRAMME
IIWC-2019-1st Course-San Sebastian-PROGRAMME
IIWC-2019-22nd Symposium-Bilbao-CALL FOR PAPERS




WA Heritage Council – nominations close 3 May

The Minister for Heritage is calling for nominations from experienced and qualified individuals to join the new Heritage Council of Western Australia.

The Council is the State’s expert body on matters concerning places of cultural heritage significance. The Council will be responsible for fulfilling a range of functions under section 17 of the Heritage Act 2018. More information on the Council is in the Heritage Council Information Sheet.

The new Council will be established upon the Heritage Act 2018 being proclaimed by the Governor of Western Australia and will comprise up to nine positions (a chairperson and up to eight members). Appointments will be made for terms ranging between two and four years.

How to apply

Applications must be received by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage by 5.00pm on 3 May 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

For more information, visit the WA Heritage Council website.


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.


Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage – Living Heritage Grants Program – closing 10 May

Applications for Round 4 of the Victorian Government’s competitive community heritage grants program close on 10 May 2019.

Need inspiration? Look at some videos capturing works in progress and some of the results from completed projects reported.

To find out if you are eligible, read the 2019 Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions at the Living Heritage Grants Program website. To apply, follow the link to the online application portal at at the Living Heritage Grants Program website.

For more information, email the Living Heritage Grants Program team.


Current Grant Opportunity – Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot Program: submissions due 14 May

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is conducting a competitive aid grants process to select a partner to implement the Pacific Virtual Museum Pilot Program. Applicants are invited to apply using the information provided on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Submissions are due by 14 May 2019.


Victorian Museum Awards 2019 – nominations close 17 May

Has your organisation delivered outstanding projects in the last year? Know a staff member or volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution to their organisation or the sector? Nominations for the 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.

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

> Guidelines and nomination forms

Nominations close Friday 17 May.


Local Government Heritage Forum, 14 June, Victoria – registrations close 17 May

The Heritage Council of Victoria is inviting local government heritage advisors, heritage coordinators and strategic and statutory planners to its Local Government Heritage Forum on 14 June. The forum’s theme is Putting Heritage First.

Hear from experts and colleagues on heritage issues and learn about ways to help communities celebrate their heritage. The day-long forum will inform heritage professionals of new initiatives and highlight models for best practice to ensure the successful management of state and local heritage assets for the people of Victoria. The forum also provides an opportunity for sharing information, networking with colleagues and provides professional development for local government staff and heritage advisors.

The Heritage Council is hosting the Forum in partnership with the City of Whittlesea.

DATE: Friday 14 June 2019

TIME: 10 am to 5 pm

LOCATION: Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre (PRACC), 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang

BOOKINGS: Are essential as numbers are restricted. If you are a local government heritage advisor, planner or heritage officer please register via email

Registrations will close on Friday 17 May.

Attendance from each Council will be limited to a maximum of three officers.

The draft program is now available.

The final program will be available on the website in mid-May.


St James Anglican church, Wilcannia – volunteers wanted for restoration



St James Anglican church is a substantial sandstone structure (c.1883) built by German stonemasons of locally quarried stone in the remarkable outback town of Wilcannia in far west NSW (near Broken Hill).

The unique architectural history of this town has been enhanced by the local Council’s heritage program, supported by the State Government’s heritage advisor. A small grant from the program has provided access to funds for purchase of materials for conservation works at the Church.

Volunteers are being sought for assistance with painting, roof plumbing, stone pointing, interior hard plaster rendering, leadlight window repairs and general repairs between May and October 2019. This is a great opportunity to visit the outback and experience the charms of Wilcannia, (with opportunities for other local tourism such as Broken Hill and nearby National Parks).

If you are interested in participating and have skills (although don’t feel the need to be an experienced “tradie”), and you would like to lend a hand to this worth while project, please make contact with Andrew Stacey via email for further information. Billeted accommodation can be arranged at the charming Queens Head Hotel in town, a recent conservation project which has adapted a ruinous building into a unique gallery & airbnb in the outback.


Change Over Time journal – call for abstracts: deadline 17 May 2019

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites abstract submissions the 10.1 Conservation – Discipline & Profession issue.

Since its emergence in the 20th century as a discreet field of intellectual inquiry and applied practice, the conservation of the built environment has developed into a distinct interdisciplinary profession. Conservation today extends its purview to broader considerations of ‘heritage’ as a physical and social expression and thus employs a theoretical and methodological framework drawn from the humanities and the sciences. After nearly a century of formal practice, institutional representation, the establishment of national and international organizations, and the later development of academic programs, an ideological and professional maturation is well on its way.

It is time for an historical and critical evaluation of the field as discipline and profession. The inherent interdisciplinarity and inclusive concerns of conservation from social cohesion and architectural/evidentiary preservation to diversifying historical narratives and socio-spatial equity, raise challenging questions of disciplinary and professional boundaries and call upon the profession to articulate its authority. What are the disciplinary implications for an interdisciplinary field? What professional authority does conservation contribute to addressing urgent societal problems? How has the field evolved (or not) as a discipline and profession? And how can the profession succeed in fulfilling its greatest civic promise?

This issue of Change Over Time invites contributions that examine the dimensions and scope of the profession as well as the responsibilities, ethics, and authority of the conservation professional.

For more information, see the CFA_Professionalism_COT.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 17 May 2019.


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 Project Manager, WA Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Project Manager to join the Heritage Services Division within the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage. If you have a bachelor degree in Architecture, eligibility for registration with the WA Architects Registration Board and expertise in project and contract management, we encourage you to apply.

The Project Manager is responsible for the delivery and management of conservation works at Fremantle Prison. You will ensure heritage-sensitive protection of the World Heritage listed site, manage and update conservation plans and undertake project and contract management for conservation and building works.

This is a fixed-term, full-time position for six (6) months with the possibility of extension. Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial date of the appointment.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications close 7 May.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Planner, City of Greater Geelong

The City of Greater Geelong is undergoing a period of rapid growth, with our growth areas and infill development expected to boost our population by 150,000 by 2036.

Given our recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first in Australia – and our drive to be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region by 2047, now is a great time to join our team and make the move to Geelong. To realise our vision and support sustainable growth the City is recruiting for motivated and customer focussed people to fill new roles.   

As part of our planning strategy team you will be responsible for building heritage capability and promoting natural and built heritage within the City of Greater Geelong;

For more information and to apply, click here.

Applications close 10 May.



NBRSARCHITECTURE strives to create life-changing environments. We design spaces for people and believe that architecture reaches beyond the physical construction of the built environment – it is a social art.

Established in 1968, NBRS is a multi-disciplinary design practice working as an integrated team across specialised studios.

The foundation of NBRS is based on developing creative design partnerships both within our studio but also with our clients and collaborators. Our portfolio spanning public and private sectors exhibits an understanding of the people whose lives will be affected.

The Role

Working within the Heritage Studio and as part of a dynamic team, you will be responsible for gathering historical information from a range of sources and presenting the material in a coherent narrative. Reporting to the Principal and working closely with other architectural studios, you will research, analyse and interpret the historical information to determine its authenticity and significance.

Utilising your excellent writing skills, the role will see you write reports and present findings, based on your research, to support the various heritage and architectural projects.

We are seeking an individual, with proven ability to work autonomously on multiple projects whilst maintaining quality outcomes. You will have also have excellent interpersonal skills to liaise with other design professionals and external stakeholders.

This is a ‘hands on’ role and we need a real team player with positive attitude to take on each new task, no matter how big or small.

For more information and to apply, click here.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Assessments Officer, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Job Title: Senior Heritage Assessments Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 10
Employment Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Parramatta

About the Role

This role involves the assessment of interesting and challenging development proposals related to heritage. You will be responsible for the provision of advice, compliance activities, and reports relating to the Heritage Act 1977 and review of assessment reports prepared by team members. You will liaise, negotiate and provide feedback to a range of diverse stakeholders as a representative of the Heritage Division and the Heritage Council.

You will be also be a go-to person within your team, a point of escalation for more complex matters and a problem solver. You will have the opportunity to coach team members and to take responsibility for the supervision of their work in the absence of the Team Leader.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May. For further information visit this link. Rajeev Maini, Senior Team Leader Regional Heritage Assessments, can be contacted on (02) 9873 8592 for enquiries.


SITUATION VACANT Commonwealth Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Canberra

GML Heritage is seeking a dynamic heritage specialist/project manager with Commonwealth heritage experience at a senior level. This is a full-time position based in Canberra. The incumbent will provide specialist heritage advice involving Commonwealth heritage and environment contracts, including tender submissions, scoping projects, and implementing project work for large and complex heritage places. 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, visit this link.


[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney

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

Urbis is a firm that truly values its people. In our new, contemporary office location in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, it’s a place where you are encouraged to share your ideas in a professional, friendly and agile working environment.

We are looking for a lateral thinker and an 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 (Aboriginal or European) or heritage architects to apply for this position.

About You

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

For more information, see the URBIS Senior Heritage Consultant 2019 position description.

How to apply?

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, please click apply. Or for a highly confidential discussion please call Grace Lee, HR Coordinator on (02) 8233 9982. We are looking to appoint this position as soon as possible so encourage applications to be lodged as soon as possible.


SITUATION VACANT Experienced Conservation Architect, Lovell Chen, Melbourne

About Lovell Chen

Lovell Chen combines architects and designers with heritage consultants, planners, conservation specialists, historians, researchers, materials experts and other specialists in aspects of the built environment. We are a dynamic, innovative practice in the way we approach our work – bringing together strategic thinking, design skills, technical expertise, research and experience.

We are looking for an experienced Conservation Architect to join our team of dedicated heritage and conservation specialists to work on a broad range of heritage structures throughout Australia.

You should have an in-depth knowledge, technical expertise and experience in the conservation and restoration of historic structures. Technical knowledge of the repair and conservation of materials such as stone, masonry, stucco and plaster is a requirement.

Expected experience and qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Master of Architecture (or Bachelor equivalent)
  • Post Graduate studies in Architectural Conservation or Materials Conservation an advantage

Immediate start available. The salary is negotiable and will be based on your skill level and experience.

Please forward your CV to Lovell Chen by email.

Applications close Friday 3 May.


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.


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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