Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 930


  1. [NEW ITEM] Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours
  2. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: a call to action! Friday 12 June, 14:30 – 15:30 CET / 10.30 – 11.30 pm AEST
  3. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Resilience of Historic Cities in times of COVID-19, 16 June, 8pm AEST
  4. [NEW ITEM] University of Canberra short courses, June/July 2020
  5. [NEW ITEM] Nordic Association of Conservators Congress, 21-22 October 2021, Stockholm – call for abstracts: deadline 1 July 2020
  6. [NEW ITEM] Call for nominations: UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register – deadline 30 June 2020
  7. [NEW ITEM] Victoria’s Queer Heritage seminar – video online
  8. [NEW ITEM] (Re)Opening The Johnston Collection
  9. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House – they’re reopening!
  10. [NEW ISSUE] Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine – new issue available
  11. [NEW ISSUE] Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin
  12. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin









1. [NEW ITEM] Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours

Australia ICOMOS congratulates Emeritus Professor William (Bill) Logan, who became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year. He received this award ‘for significant service to tertiary education, and to cultural heritage research’.

A former Australia ICOMOS President, Bill is a long-term member and has undertaken numerous UNESCO and ICOMOS missions to World Heritage sites in Asia. He is an Emeritus Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne, where he held the UNESCO Chair in Heritage and Urbanism and was the founding director of the UNESCO-endorsed Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific, focussed on assisting universities in developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region to establish cultural heritage teaching and research programs.

A (very brief!) summary of his achievements can be read here.

We are delighted that Bill’s important contribution to heritage has being recognised and congratulate him on this award!


2. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: a call to action! Friday 12 June, 14:30 – 15:30 CET / 10.30 – 11.30 pm AEST

Have you ever wondered: What do I know about the effects of climate change related disasters on my collections? What disaster recovery plans might be useful for my collection? But also, how can archives fit in to global climate action, how can I and my collections make a difference, and how do we begin to address our impact?

Then join the International Council on Archives (ICA) on the “Archives and Climate Change day” of the International Archives Week 2020 (#IAW2020), on Friday 12 June and co-hosted by ICOMOS, IFLA and ICA. At 14:30 – 15:30 CET (Central European Time, which is 10.30 – 11.30 pm AEST) you’ll be able to watch live on the ICA’s Facebook Page: the webinar entitled Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: A call to action!

>> more information


3. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Resilience of Historic Cities in times of COVID-19, 16 June, 8pm AEST

Resilience of Historic Cities in times of COVID-19
Tuesday 16 June 2020, 1pm Paris time / 8pm AEST (7.30pm for South Australia)

Special Zoom webinar that deals with the issue of how the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the UN is transforming our world.

What is the impact of the New Urban Agenda and is the Historic Urban Landscape approach an appropriate tool for resilient historic cities?

See the Resilience of Historic Cities in times of COVID-19 poster for information about speakers ­ Michael Turner, Elizabeth Vines, Pier Luigi Sacco, moderated by Claus Peter Echter.

Register here to receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


4. [NEW ITEM] University of Canberra short courses, June/July 2020

The University of Canberra is offering two online short courses over winter, perfect for those who want to broaden their horizons around how the creative and cultural sector and economy works, and how to make better use of digital heritage collections.

Click on the links below for more information.

Creative and Cultural Futures: Understanding the creative and Cultural economy with Stephen Cassidy
22 June – 8 July

Hacking Heritage: the GLAM Workbench with Tim Sherratt
22 – 24 July


5. [NEW ITEM] Nordic Association of Conservators Congress, 21-22 October 2021, Stockholm – call for abstracts: deadline 1 July 2020

NKF XXII Congress
21-22 October 2021

Abstract submission deadline 1 July 2020.

The Nordic Association of Conservators (NKF) was founded in 1950 and functions as a regional group of the International Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works (IIC), and is known as IIC Nordic Group.

NKF XXII Congress is an international congress held every three years and is the main event for heritage conservation professionals in the Nordic countries.

In 2021 the congress will be held over two days in Stockholm from 21-22 October, hosted by the Swedish NKF-S group.

Research and Review – Advancements in conservation and assessment of previous experiences 

A congress topic to illustrate how the conservation-restoration discipline has evolved over the last decades. 

Progress has been made both through research and trial-and-error. Analytical methods, documentation, conservation treatments, choice of material as well as the circumstances under which conservator-restorers work are continuously developing.

For more information, visit the congress website.


6. [NEW ITEM] Call for nominations: UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register – deadline 30 June 2020

The UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee is calling for nominations of documentary heritage items and collections of significance to Australia to be added to its Australian Register.

Any government, institution, organisation, group or individual may submit nominations for the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register. However, priority will be given to nominations made by or through relevant heritage institutions and to Australian documentary heritage under threat.

In addition, two or more governments, institutions, organisations, groups or individuals may put forward joint nominations where collections are divided among several owners or custodians. Such prior collaboration is strongly encouraged.

Nominations open on 1 November 2019 and close on 30 June 2020.

Information on the nomination process and the nomination form can be found on the Australian Memory of the World Committee website.


7. [NEW ITEM] Victoria’s Queer Heritage seminar – video online

The video of the ACAHUCH seminar hosted with ALGA and Heritage Victoria on Victoria’s Queer Heritage is now online.


8. [NEW ITEM] (Re)Opening The Johnston Collection


It is wonderful to be able to announce that we are [RE] Opening The Johnston Collection (TJC) from Wednesday 17 June 2020.

It will be three months since we closed our front door and we locked Fairhall’s gate topped with its pineapple finial, a Georgian symbol of welcome.

William Johnston wanted his museum, collection and gift to the people of Victoria to be open for all to visit, be welcomed and cherished. We are now able to do that for you once more.

It has been an odd feeling being at TJC without you, our visitors, friends, supporters, and communities. Every program we run is for one purpose only, for you. We care for this place, this treasure house, so we can share stories and create conversations for your enjoyment and learning.

Some things will be different when we see you again. We are offering very limited numbers of timed entry sessions for a very small number of visitors each weekday. We have put in place additional safety measures to ensure TJC is a safe environment, and social distancing will ensure you feel comfortable in all our all our spaces. See our website for more details.

Art will bring us back together again, and we can enjoy, be inspired by, and reflect through over 400 years of fine and decorative arts at TJC.

Even with the extra precautions we have put in place to make your time with us safer, I know some of you may be still unable to visit TJC sometime soon. If this is so, we encourage you to continue to stay connected and engage with a wealth of online activities by visiting TJC 360°, accessing our online collection and digital resources. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to delight in images of exquisite things and great stories.

You can also stay connected by becoming a member of The Friends, and enjoy their exclusive events, unique visits and online activities that they organise for you.

Whichever way you visit us, TJC will be still be as inspiring and engaging as ever.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum you love very soon.

Louis Le Vaillant
Director | Curator


9. [NEW ISSUE] News from the MoAD @ Old Parliament House – they’re reopening!

To read the latest newsletter from the Old Parliament House, click on the link below.


10. [NEW ISSUE] Engineering Heritage Australia Magazine – new issue available

The latest issue of Engineering Heritage Australia’s Magazine can be downloaded from here.


11. [NEW ISSUE] Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin

To view the latest issue of the GCI bulletin, click here.


12. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin

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




Welcome to GA2023!

Dear Australia ICOMOS Members and friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 21st Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS, to be held in Sydney in September 2023.

The 2023 General Assembly will be an extra special opportunity to be together and enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Sydney. We look forward to sharing knowledge, promoting excellence in practice and enjoying the company of colleagues from around the world.

Australia ICOMOS thanks the ICOMOS Board and our many international friends for their support. The hard work of Australia ICOMOS members planning for GA2020, and their support with moving forward when it could not be held, will not go unrewarded. With the generous assistance of the Australian and NSW State Governments and the City of Sydney, we are thrilled to bring an ICOMOS General Assembly to the Pacific region for the first time.

From 1-9 September 2023, the General Assembly will be held in world-class facilities and offer an exciting program of site visits, workshops, lectures, expert meetings and social gatherings in the inspirational setting of Sydney Harbour. Sydney has vibrant Indigenous and multicultural communities who will actively contribute to the General Assembly.

The General Assembly will be a springing point for people to explore the natural and cultural heritage of Australia and will leave a lasting legacy.

Please join us at the General Assembly in Sydney in 2023!

Helen Lardner,
President, Australia ICOMOS


Announcement from ICOMOS President Toshiyuki Kono

Dear ICOMOS Members and friends,

I have the pleasure of informing you that the ICOMOS Board, in agreement with the Advisory Committee officers, has accepted the generous offer by Australia ICOMOS to host the 2023 Triennial ICOMOS General Assembly in Sydney.

Following the difficult decision our Australian colleagues had to make with regards to the GA2020 – into which they had invested an impressive amount of energy, planning and funds – we are extremely grateful to Australia ICOMOS and all its members for making this alternative proposal in a record time, transforming a disappointing situation into a positive perspective, and for their constant commitment to ICOMOS.

We also thank the Australian Convenor, Richard Mackay and the Scientific Symposium Co-Chairs, Steve Brown and Ona Vileikis, for accepting to again serve for the GA2023 to ensure continuity and build on the work already accomplished.

We all look forward to Sydney 2023.

Yours sincerely,
Toshiyuki Kono
President, ICOMOS


Final ICOMOS GA2020 Statement

Australia ICOMOS is delighted that the ICOMOS Board has graciously determined that the 21st triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS will be hosted by Australia ICOMOS in Sydney in September 2023.

Further information about ‘GA2023’ will be made available in due course, once the situation regarding COVID-19 and implications for global travel and economic recovery have become more apparent, and preliminary plans are in place.

In the meantime, the GA2020 registration process has been suspended, and the GA2020 website will not be updated further. Registered delegates, those who have submitted abstracts and other interested parties will be contacted directly, as information about options and arrangements for the transition to 2023 are determined.

Australia ICOMOS will continue to place the health and safety of GA2020 delegates, ICOMOS members, and event and venue staff at the forefront of our decision making.

Australia ICOMOS will host an online ‘marker’ event in October 2020 to acknowledge the enormous support and goodwill shown towards planning GA2020.

Australia ICOMOS remains committed to supporting and enriching the global work of ICOMOS and looks forward to welcoming delegates to Sydney for GA2023 in September 2023!




Heritage advocacy – Australia ICOMOS at work

Many Australia ICOMOS members work hard promoting heritage conservation in Australia through advocacy activities. This includes the preparation of letters and submissions on a range of important issues. Recent topics have included: the relocation of the Powerhouse Museum, a submission to the bushfires inquiry, review of the Commonwealth EPBC Act, high rise development at Paramatta, development impacting Lake Burley Griffin, and the Tasmanian major projects bill. Copies of these submissions and others can be found here.

Australia ICOMOS was particularly distressed to learn of the recent destruction of the significant Juukan Gorge rockshelters, located in Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura country in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Read our statement below (item 2).

Australia ICOMOS focuses our advocacy role on legislation, major issues of broad impact, and on instances where major or systemic poor practice is evident, as well as World Heritage and National Heritage places. We do not normally become involved in individual local or state heritage matters. Read our Guidelines for Submissions.

Helen Lardner,


Australia ICOMOS statement on Juukan Gorge rockshelters – Western Australia

The recent destruction of the significant Juukan Gorge rockshelters, located in Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) country in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, underscores the pressing need to reform and modernise the WA Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 and its administrative processes.

Although consent to destroy the site was granted in 2013 under Section 18 of the Act, subsequent archaeological excavations revealed remarkable new information about the significance of Juukan Gorge. It was found to contain evidence of over 46,000 years of human occupation, which places the site in the oldest bracket of dates for the human occupation of Australia’s arid regions. DNA evidence from a 4,000 year old plaited human hair belt also directly associates the site with contemporary PKKP Traditional Owners.

Australia ICOMOS is concerned that the Western Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 legislative and administrative processes are not in line with modern, best-practice heritage management principles such as The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance, 2013 (Burra Charter). That it authorised the destruction of a place before the cultural significance of that place was fully understood is a major flaw of the Act and its associated administrative processes, and is in direct contradiction of the Burra Charter Process, as set out in Article 6 of the Charter:

6.1 The cultural significance of a place and other issues affecting its future are best understood by a sequence of collecting and analysing information before making decisions. Understanding cultural significance comes first, then development of policy and finally management of the place in accordance with the policy. This is the Burra Charter Process.

It is also problematic that the Act and its administrative processes do not allow for the consideration of new information or up-to-date assessments of significance to be considered once a section 18 permit has been issued, nor is there currently any avenue for the Traditional Owners to appeal a decision.

Australia ICOMOS will be urging the Western Australian government to expedite the development of the proposed new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act, and to ensure that:

  • The new Act is developed with the full participation of representatives of Western Australian Aboriginal communities;
  • The new Act adopts the Burra Charter principles and process;
  • The cultural significance of a place is comprehensively understood before making irreparable land use or development decisions;
  • The new Act is responsive to changes in circumstance, new information or perspectives about the cultural significance of places;
  • The new Act Includes mechanisms for Traditional Owners and other stakeholders to appeal decisions; and
  • The new Act and its administration must have a high level of openness and transparency, particularly around decision-making.

Whilst we acknowledge that it will take some time to complete, Australia ICOMOS also strongly recommends that all existing Section 18 permits be reviewed to identify whether similar problems may arise at other heritage places.

Australia ICOMOS will also be contacting the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment to ensure existing statutory mechanisms can operate in a timely manner to afford protection in situations where State processes fail to protect precious heritage places.

While these comments address the role of governments, there is also the role of the company, Rio Tinto, which undertook works which resulted in the destruction of the rockshelters and deserves scrutiny. Australia ICOMOS will approach the company to seek a detailed understanding of its processes and decision-making which led to the destruction and how this situation can be avoided in the future.

3 June 2020


Membership of the Australia ICOMOS Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group – EOI by 3 July 2020

Australia ICOMOS has a practice of refreshing membership of its committees and working groups. The current membership of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group has been in place for some time and is now due for a refresh.

The preparation and adoption of a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a tangible expression of Australia ICOMOS’ commitment to Reconciliation and justice for Australia’s First Nations People. The Draft RAP is nearing completion. It follows the format for REFLECT RAPs – the first step in the structured approach set out by Reconciliation Australia.

At the 2019 AGM, Australia ICOMOS resolved to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart – ‘…a national Indigenous consensus position on Indigenous constitutional recognition.’ The major task of the refreshed RAP Working Group will be to consider how Australia ICOMOS’ support of the Uluru Statement can be integrated into the Draft RAP, including what additional actions may be appropriate.

Once the RAP has been finalised, the Working Group will be tasked with guiding how the RAP actions will be implemented and reported.

This Working Group requires active participation to develop the knowledge, skills, and research to support Australia ICOMOS’ commitment to Reconciliation in Australia. Prior experience working and collaborating with Australia’s First Nations people is highly desirable. First Nation’s people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Young & Emerging Professionals who are willing to play an active role in advancing the work of the Working Group but do not have prior experience are encouraged to express their interest.

In addition to the tasks outlined above, the new group will prepare a Terms of Reference to guide its activities.

Members of Australia ICOMOS can express their interest by emailing Caitlin Mitropoulos, EC Representative on the RAP Working Group. Caitlin will forward a copy of the RAP Working EOI form, which will be due COB 3 July 2020. Caitlin can be reached at this email address or at 0400 213 171 for further information.


Nominations for the Australia ICOMOS 2020 President’s Award are now open! Close 10 July

The Australia ICOMOS President’s Award recognises the important contribution made by the active engagement of younger and/or emerging career heritage practitioners. The award is open to Australia ICOMOS members and non-members.

There are two categories for the President’s Award:

1. A student / young / emerging heritage practitioner; and

2. A trainee / apprentice or emerging tradesperson.

Winners of each category will be awarded a certificate and $1000 cash prize!

Visit the President’s Award webpage to find out more including eligibility criteria and how to submit a nomination.

Nominations close 10 July 2020.




Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020: Taking Control of our Heritage, 24-26 November 2020, Melbourne – call for papers deadline 25 June

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020 – Taking Control of our Heritage
24-26 November 2020
Melbourne, Australia

Call for Abstracts is now open

The National Native Title Council, the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council are now calling for abstracts and proposed panel presentations addressing the following conference themes. We may accept pre-recorded presentations pending travel restrictions.

  • Applications of Indigenous Knowledges
  • Land Based Cultural Heritage Management
  • Ancestral Remains & Artefact Management
  • Law & Governance (including UNDRIP)
  • Business
  • Museums
  • Intangible Heritage (including Intellectual Property issues)
  • Impact of Climate Change & Cultural Heritage
  • Family History Research
  • Language Protection and Promotion
  • Operation of Lore

Proposals and abstracts should be received by the Conference Organisers by 25 June 2020. Poster presentations will also be accepted.

About the Conference

The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Conference 2020 – Taking Control of our Heritage, provides the first opportunity for Traditional Owners and their allies to meet, discuss, and develop programs, strategies and ideas to take control of their Cultural Heritage in Australia.

The Conference is for all Traditional Owners, their organisations and those that work with them in the promotion, management and protection of Indigenous Cultural Heritage. The Conference program will encompass several relevant themes, prominent international and national speakers as well as a comprehensive social program.

Conference Attendees

  • Traditional Owners & others working in Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Native Title organisations
  • Government officials
  • Cultural Heritage professionals
  • Institutional personnel
  • Academics with a focus on Cultural Heritage or Indigenous Rights
  • Organisations working with Traditional Owners on development proposals

Confirmed Guest Speakers

Edward Halealoha Ayau
Professor Merata Kawharu

>> learn about the speakers

For more information, visit the conference website or email Roz Skilton.


CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2020 , Vienna – call for papers, posters and apps: deadline 30 June

Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT) conference
Artificial Intelligence : New pathways towards cultural heritage
4-6 November 2020
Vienna, Austria

Call for papers, posters and apps

We know how to digitize our heritage, so what is the next step: making our Cultural Heritage more accessible to the general public / researchers, and even accessible when it is not there anymore.

In recent years, the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches has increased rapidly in cultural heritage (CH) management and research. A main driver is the availability of remote sensing data, allowing us to detect new archaeological sites and to monitor the preservation of known monuments. Due to advances in computer power and a wide range of free machine learning tools, large amounts of remote sensing data can be processed automatically for CH purposes instead of covering only small areas by expert inspection

>>More about the theme

More information about the calls are available here for papers and posters and here for the app.

Deadline for submissions: 30 June

The organisers have also started a “Culture = Future” page, for which they invite statements and thoughts from you about colleagues who have lost or will lose their jobs, because there are less excavations, less projects, the money is needed for something else but not for archaeology, museums and cultural heritage – view this and consider submitting your thoughts.




ICH Courier – call for abstracts for next volumes: deadline 19 June

ICHCAP (the International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) launched the ICH Courier in 2009 as a print quarterly to disseminate information and news related to Asia-Pacific intangible cultural heritage.

The print publication is distributed to relevant ICH institutes, UNESCO offices and centers, and other interested organizations and individuals, and the web version gives global exposure to important issues related to ICH. ICHCAP is currently accepting abstracts between 100 and 200 words to explore topics for upcoming volumes. For the completed published article, ICHCAP will provide an honorarium. All submissions should be in English.

Abstracts for volume 44 and 45 are open; the deadline for volume 44 is 19 June.

For more information, visit this link.


National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2020 – nominations open and close 28 June

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Awards.

The National Trust ACT Heritage Awards are a way of celebrating our heritage and the work done to preserve and protect it.

The awards are a positive way of recognising and promoting best practice heritage action in the Capital.

The awards will cover all aspects of heritage including archaeological, indigenous, built and objects and will consider large and small projects, conservation and adaptive re-use, intangible and tangible heritage, built projects and reports.

For more information, visit the National Trust of Australia (ACT) website.

Nominations close 28 June 2020.


Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program – Second and Final Round now open & applications close 16 July 2020

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is delivering a $4 million grant program to rejuvenate and enhance botanic gardens across Victoria. The program is being conducted over two competitive funding rounds (2019 and 2020). Applications are open to local councils, community and not-for-profit organisations and committees of management.

Round Two is now open and closes on 16 July 2020. The funding available for the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens grants program in Round Two is close to $2 million.

To be eligible, botanic gardens must meet the definition of a botanic garden included in the funding guidelines and must be publicly accessible.

The grant program aims to rejuvenate Victoria’s botanic gardens by upgrading and enhancing the physical assets and amenities of the gardens and by growing the gardens’ important role in research, conservation and education. The program also aims to address the risks posed by climate-related rainfall and temperature changes.

Applicants may apply for an amount of between $20,000 and $300,000 per project and applications must offer some co-contribution, either financial or in-kind.

Recipients of Round One grants are eligible to apply for grants in Round Two.

For more information visit the DELWP Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens webpage.


World Heritage Management Plan (WHMP) for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (REB&CG) review – community consultation open and closes 27 July

The review of the World Heritage Management Plan (WHMP) for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (REB&CG) (‘the review’) is underway.

The review is being undertaken by the Steering Committee for the REB&CG (‘the Steering Committee’), and is being coordinated by Heritage Victoria within the Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning (DELWP); the City of Melbourne and Museums Victoria; with input from the City of Yarra and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

The review is required by, and is being undertaken in accordance with, Part 9 of the Heritage Act 2017. There will be several opportunities for you to participate in this review process throughout 2020 and 2021.

Opportunities to participate

Community consultation

The first stage of community consultation is now open. We want to hear your views on how the REB&CG is currently protected, managed and accessed, and what you value most about the site. Please visit this link to:

Comment on the drafts of reviewed component documents

The current World Heritage Management Plan for the RECB&CG was approved by the Minister for Planning in 2013, and includes the following component documents as attachments:

  • Attachment A: Conservation Management Plan (to be renamed the “Heritage Management Plan” following the current review process)
  • Attachment B: Carlton Gardens Master Plan
  • Attachment C: Royal Exhibition Building and Exhibition Reserve Master Plan
  • Attachment D: World Heritage Strategy Plan for the World Heritage Environs Area

Each of the above component documents will be individually reviewed as part of this review process, and you will have the opportunity to comment on the reviewed draft of each document. Please visit this link for the latest updates and to read the Discussion Paper and Frequently Asked Questions, which provide detailed information relating to each stage of the review process.

Make a submission in response to draft of the reviewed REB&CG World Heritage Management Plan

It is expected that the draft of the reviewed World Heritage Management Plan document will be available for public comment in late 2021, once the review of all component documents listed above is complete. Sections 184-186 of the Heritage Act 2017 set out the process by which people may make submissions to the Steering Committee in response to the draft of the reviewed World Heritage Management Plan.

For more information, please visit this link and read the Discussion Paper and Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any enquiries about how you may participate in any stage of this review, please contact Heritage Victoria, via email or phone (03) 7022 6390.




SITUATION VACANT Senior Historic Site Officer, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services

Job Title: Senior Historic Site Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10
Employment Type: Ongoing, Full-Time
Location: Mudgee

About the Role

The Senior Historic Site Officer supports the Area Manager Mudgee in the management of Hill End Historic Site, including management of historic heritage assets, management of village water and sewerage utilities, community and stakeholder engagement, strategic and operational planning, environmental assessment, works development, programming and supervision, contract management, management of Hill End staff, adaptive re-use including leasing and licensing, preparation of grant applications and administration of relevant external and internal grants, and promotion and marketing of the Historic Site.

For more information and to apply, visit the i work for NSW website.

Applications close 11:59pm, 28 June 2020.


[UPDATED] SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, GBA Heritage, Sydney

GBA Heritage is a well-established built heritage consultancy practice, respected for our role in heritage asset management, advisory services and liaison on heritage issues. Our multi-disciplinary team provides services ranging from conservation and adaptive re-use advice, skilled liaison with government bodies throughout NSW, and the preparation of heritage impact statements, conservation management plans, archival recordings, cultural tourism and interpretation plans, in addition to Land and Environment Court appeals. We have a broad base of private, corporate and government clients, offering the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of challenging projects.

We are seeking a highly motivated Heritage Consultant who can work both independently and as part of a medium-sized team of skilled professional staff.

You will have considerable experience in the heritage field with a good understanding of complex heritage assessments, a familiarity with the relevant legislation, excellent project delivery skills, including the preparation of coherent, legible reports. You will also have a strong track record of establishing trusted advisor/client relationships. Your role will include the provision of responsible, rational and creative expert heritage advice to clients, architectural colleagues and building contractors.

For more information, see the 10 June 2020_GBA Heritage Consultant – long form position description.

Please note: GBA Heritage is not an Archaeology consultancy. This position is full time. Those wishing to apply for this position are encouraged to send a cover letter and their resume by email to GBA Heritage.


EOI INVITED Masonry Conservators, National Trust of Western Australia

The National Trust of Western Australia is seeking capability statements from masonry conservation specialists in the Perth area who are able to undertake sensitive conservation works to historic cemetery monuments. Headstones include marble, granite, slate and sandstone. Specialists will be placed on a database for work as it arises.

For more information please contact Kelly Rippingale by email or call (08) 9321 6088.




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