Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 936


  1. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Connecting with Country – Water, 30 July, 12.00-1.00pm AEST
  2. [NEW ITEM] EOI for vacancies on the ACT Heritage Council – applications close 14 August
  3. [NEW ITEM] International Hagia Sophia Symposium: Architecture and Preservation, 24-25 September 2020, online delivery
  4. [NEW ITEM] AGHS 41st Annual National Conference, Sydney, 23-25 October 2020 – registrations open
  5. [NEW ITEM] Web-EuroMed2020 on Digital Cultural Heritage, Online, 2-5 November 2020 – call for papers deadline: 15 September 2020
  6. [NEW ITEM] EPBC Act Review – Interim Report released
  7. [NEW ITEM] Call for applications: PhD students in Marie Curie ITN SUBLime (Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches) – deadline: 14 September 2020
  8. [NEW ITEM] Call for applications: Master in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, November 2020 to November 2021, blended delivery (online/Italy) – deadline: 27 September 2020
  10. [NEW ITEM] NEW BOOK: Historic Construction and Conservation: Materials, Systems and Damage
  11. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage news update
  12. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin










1. [NEW ITEM] Webinar: Connecting with Country – Water, 30 July, 12.00-1.00pm AEST

Connecting with Country – Water
Thursday 30 July 2020 12:00 – 1:00 PM AEST

Water is a living entity and when considered in this way it will deliver better outcomes when planning and designing our built environments.

This webinar will commence with Dillon Kombumerri giving a high-level approach to water from a connecting with Country perspective. Mark Tyrrell will then follow with an in-depth presentation on the work his office has been doing with Infrastructure NSW, to explore opportunities for integration of water and land use planning to deliver the Western Sydney Parkland City.

>> register here


2. [NEW ITEM] EOI for vacancies on the ACT Heritage Council – applications close 14 August

Expressions of interest (EOI) are invited from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council (the Council).

The Council has a statutory role to register places and objects of heritage significance in the ACT and provide advice on their management and conservation through the land planning and development process. Council members also serve on various taskforces to provide advice on complex registrations, development applications and other issues. Some members have a key role in appearing as expert witnesses in ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal cases relating to the Council’s decisions on heritage matters.

Expressions of interest for six vacancies on the Council are invited from people with experience in: Aboriginal culture; Aboriginal history; archaeology; architecture; engineering; history; landscape architecture; nature conservation; object conservation; town planning; or urban design.

Expressions of interest are also sought for positions representing: the community; the Aboriginal community; and the property ownership, management and development sector.

These positions will commence on 2 March 2021.

Application forms and further information are available from the ACT Heritage website. A completed application form, current CV and brief letter outlining suitability for appointment are required to be sent by email to the ACT Heritage Team. The application period closes on 14 August 2020.

Applications will be kept on a register for three years and should vacancies occur, the register may be used to appoint new members.

Additional information about these vacancies is available from the Secretary, ACT Heritage Council via email or telephone 13 22 81.


3. [NEW ITEM] International Hagia Sophia Symposium: Architecture and Preservation, 24-25 September 2020, online delivery

International Hagia Sophia Symposium: Architecture and Preservation, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, 24-25 September 2020

Since its construction, Hagia Sophia has always been a symbol of admiration and attraction, a mystical edifice where one can observe both Ottoman and Byzantium legacy under one great dome. Through the ages, Hagia Sophia has possessed various identities and has served several functions and communities.

This symposium focuses on the changes that the building and its built environment have undergone due to social, economic and political conditions. It aims to draw attention to this edifice loaded with multiple historical layers. Thus, it encourages scholarly evaluation of the changes since its construction in Late Antiquity to the present, as expressed in the art, culture and building technology of the populations actively involved in its transformation.

For more information, visit the symposium website.


4. [NEW ITEM] AGHS 41st Annual National Conference, Sydney, 23-25 October 2020 – registrations open

Australian Garden History Society (AGHS) 41st Annual National Conference
23-25 October 2020

Today Sydney Harbour and its landform and waterways form the city’s dramatic backdrop. In 1795, an Eora gathering performed the kangaroo and dog dance, an initiation ceremony at Wogganmagully (Farm Cove). Gadigal, Cameragal, Burramattagal and Bijigal leaders attended. Associated with the Sydney region, these groups have been connected to Country for over 60,000 years. Grace Karskens opens the conference with a retelling of the powerful forces that shaped the region’s ancient natural environment. Other speakers include Michael Ingrey and Paul Irish, the Macarthur–Stanham family, Paul Aston, Ian Hoskins, Janine Kitson, Colleen Morris,Wendy Whiteley and Janet Hawley, Roslyn Burge, Bronwyn Blake and Stuart Read. The day and a half of lectures will be followed by a day and a half of garden visits with optional extras.

Pre and post conference tours

There are two identical three‑day/two‑night tours (19-21 October and 27 -29 October 2020) led by Stuart Read to historic gardens, villages and landscapes in the Blue Mountains.

The AGHS National Management Committee and Sydney Conference Committee are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation. A decision to cancel the 2020 Sydney Conference in order to comply with national and/or state requirements regarding COVID-19 will be made prior to 31 August 2020. If cancellation occurs a 95% refund will be issued to all registered delegates. The health and safety of our conference is and will remain our priority.

Information about the conference can be found on the Australian Garden History Society website.

>> conference booking link


5. [NEW ITEM] Web-EuroMed2020 on Digital Cultural Heritage, Online, 2-5 November 2020 – call for papers deadline: 15 September 2020

The newly established UNESCO and European Research Area (ERA) Chairs on Digital Heritage are announcing the International Web-Conference EuroMed 2020 dedicated to Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.

The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EuroMed-2020) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs on Digital Cultural Heritage. It brings together multidisciplinary researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows, practitioners and stakeholders to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.

Topics and themes

Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the Web-EUROMED 2020 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:



More detail information regarding the themes can be found at this link.

Submission of Papers

Submissions for the event are completely electronic through the online submission.

The 10 best submitted papers will be published on a special issue of upcoming International Journal Heritage in the Digital Era.

Paper submission deadline: 15 September 2020 (24:00 London-UK time)

Due to the pandemic Covid-19 the conference will be this year online and free of charge, however registration is mandatory.

There will also be workshops associated with this conference.


6. [NEW ITEM] EPBC Act Review – Interim Report released

Independent review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 – Interim Report released

The Interim Report of the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) has been released.

The Interim Report is available on the review website, and a media statement from the Reviewer, Professor Graeme Samuel AC, is available here

The Interim Report sets out preliminary views on the EPBC Act and how it operates. It focuses on the fundamental problems of the legislation and proposes reform directions that are needed to address these

In presenting the Interim Report, the Review is keen to hear the views of interested stakeholders. You are invited to have your say via a public survey available at this link.


7. [NEW ITEM] Call for applications: PhD students in Marie Curie ITN SUBLime (Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches) – deadline: 14 September 2020

Dedicated and highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESR) are invited to apply for PhDs that will craft the future of lime mortars/plasters in new construction and conservation of the built heritage.

We are recruiting 15 international PhD students to be trained as European experts in Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches (SUBLime). SUBLime is an European Training Network (ETN) program that will start in February 2021, as a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie action (Innovative Training Network – ITN) involving 9 countries in Europe.

This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your international career prospects:

Original research projects within a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network  (Horizon 2020 grant 955986)

  • Consortium of 17 European partners (6 highly specialized universities and 11 worldwide leading Industrial Partners)
  • Collaboration with network partners including visits during secondments
  • Participate in worldwide training workshops
  • Very attractive PhD student salary
  • Enrolment in host institutions’ PhD programs

For more information please check the SUBLime website.

Applications close 14 September 2020.


8. [NEW ITEM] Call for applications: Master in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, November 2020 to November 2021, blended delivery (online/Italy) – deadline: 27 September 2020

The call for applications for the new edition of the Master in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), is now open.

The programme is intended for professionals involved in the management of World Heritage properties and/or professionals and specialists involved in the preservation or promotion of cultural heritage.

For more information, visit the course website.

Applications close 27 September 2020.



New Standards for seismic assessment of built cultural heritage

The ERC project STAND4HERITAGE (S4H) began in September 2019 and the website is available here. You will find a detailed description of the project, the team and all related information (news, publications).


10. [NEW ISSUE] NEW BOOK: Historic Construction and Conservation: Materials, Systems and Damage

Historic Construction and Conservation: Materials, Systems and Damage
Publisher: Routledge, September 2019

Conservation in the built environment raises fundamental questions which have been debated for centuries – what is worth preserving, how is it possible, why is it important?

This book takes a modern approach to the meaning of a heritage structure and its conservation. The historical evolution of conservation is briefly addressed, considering prominent individuals and cases; along with the history of construction, focusing on materials and related structural elements, with insight on the sizing rules adopted by masons. This explains structural decisions made during the construction process and allows comparison of scientific theories from the 18th century to modern understanding of limit analysis. Damage and collapse mechanisms for masonry construction, as the most widespread structural form for historical buildings, is described. Excess permanent loading and settlement is differentiated from environmental and anthropogenic actions such as earthquake or incorrect intervention.

Click here for more information.


11. [NEW ISSUE] The Best in Heritage news update

Click here to read the latest news from The Best in Heritage.


12. [NEW ISSUE] Cambridge Heritage Research Centre bulletin

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




SAVE THE DATE – GA2020 MARKER EVENT: Wednesday 7 October 2020, 8.00 – 10.00pm AEDT

Australia ICOMOS invites members and heritage colleagues to join us at our GA2020 MARKER EVENT to acknowledge the work undertaken to organise the 20th Triennial General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS that could not be hosted in Sydney in 2020.

The Marker Event will be a live-streamed panel discussion on the theme of Shared Cultures – Shared Heritage – Shared Responsibility; and will include the launch of a special ‘legacy’ issue of Historic Environment on this theme.

More information will be provided closer to the time.




Australia ICOMOS 2020 President’s Award – nomination deadline extended to Friday 24 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 24 July 2020.




ICCROM Lecture Series: World Heritage Leadership Program, 30 July, 12pm (Rome) / 8pm AEST

Impact Assessment for World Heritage II – steps and processes

This webinar will take you through the principles and processes that you need to be aware of when conducting impact assessments. Especially when conducting an impact assessment for World Heritage, it is important to base the assessment on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), and all other values and attributes of the heritage place.

Adopting a sound impact assessment procedure can help States Parties, heritage managers, decision-makers, communities or others in managing World Heritage properties in circumstances where a transformative action is proposed or undertaken in or around the properties – in particular those related to development projects, resource extraction or mass tourism – which may affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the property.

This webinar will take you through the steps and processes of conducting an impact assessment with various different case studies.

Date: 30/07/2020
Time: 12:00 PM (Rome, Italy) / 8.00 PM (AEST)
Location: Online


  • Eugene Jo, World Heritage Leadership Programme Manager, ICCROM
  • Sarah Court, ICCROM Focal Point on World Heritage Impact Assessment
  • Mizuki Murai, World Heritage Conservation Officer, IUCN
  • Richard Mackay, ICOMOS Focal Point on World Heritage Impact Assessment

Follow this link to the webinarNOTE: * Registration is required




CHNT conference, 4-6 November 2020, Vienna – REVISED FORMAT & extension to call for papers, posters and apps: deadline 31 July

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


COVID-19 update

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the organisers have mapped out the following scenarios for this conference:

  • Scenario 1: Hybrid Conference (Participants and Live Stream for colleagues, who have travel restrictions)
  • Scenario 2: Virtual Conference

The final decision in relation to which scenario will prevail will be 31 August 2020 at the latest.


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: 31 July

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.


Performing The City Online Symposium, 7 August, 10am – 4pm, AEST

Please join the University of Sydney School of Literature, Art and Media for their online symposium. This event is co-presented by Sanné Mestrom, Ian Maxwell and Luke Hespanhol, University of Sydney.

Public space is always contested. Competing interests vie for access to sites, proposing divergent—sometimes compatible, but frequently conflicting—uses, meanings, aesthetics, aspirations.

The discourses and practices engaging directly with the question of public space range from those of the physical/structural industries associated with the built environment (landscape architecture, urban planning), through to the cultural, sociological, and the phenomenological (the public realm as experienced directly through embodiment). And of course, everyone—not only scholars and other professionals—has a stake in the game: we all share—and contest—the places in which we live, work, play, and gather.

‘Public art’, as a specific set of practices and ideas, is a key player in these contests. More, in its capacity to engage imagination and playfulness in the materiality of made objects and environment, public art has the capacity not only to participate in the struggles, but, by grounding interdisciplinary perspectives in that materiality, to serve as
an organising logic for place itself.

For more information and to register, visit the University of Sydney website.




Multidisciplinary Australian-Danish Exchange (MADE) program – applications due 27 July

Established at the Sydney Opera House’s 40th Anniversary in 2013, MADE by the Opera House is an Australian-Danish exchange program that, in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary in 2023, will create an alumnus group of 100 students to continue the international and interdisciplinary links first forged by Jørn Utzon’s masterpiece. Each year, five students from a NSW university and five students from a Danish tertiary institution will participate in the program in Denmark and Australia respectively. Also known as the Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange, MADE is an extra-curricular program offered to Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering and design (in the built environment) in their 2nd year of study or above.

If you are a NSW student of architecture, engineering or design, the Multidisciplinary Australian-Danish Exchange program MADE by the Opera House is giving Australian students the chance to win AU$6,000 and the opportunity to work on a collaborative project in Denmark.

Applications close Monday 27 July 2020, 10am (AEST). For more information and to submit an application, visit the Sydney Opera House website.


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.


Inquiry into the destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia – submissions due 31 July 2020

On Thursday 11 June 2020, The Senate referred the following inquiry to the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia for inquiry and report by 30 September 2020:

The destruction of 46,000 year old caves at the Juukan Gorge in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The Committee invites submissions addressing any or all of the terms of reference for the inquiry.

Submissions are requested by Friday 31 July 2020.

Details can be found at this link.


Australia ICOMOS has been deeply concerned about the destruction of the Juukan Gorge rockshelters, and a statement was provided in a previous e-news issue. Several letters have been written to the State and Federal Governments, and to the company involved, Rio Tinto. Australia ICOMOS will make a submission to this Parliamentary inquiry, and individual members may also been interested to make a submission.


ICOMOS Training Course “Heritage Communities and Human Rights”, 2-5 September 2020, Estonia & online – applications close 31 July

The ICOMOS “Our Common Dignity” Working Group is honored to invite heritage experts, community leaders and graduate students from Europe and around the world to training course “Heritage Communities and Human Rights”, which will be held on 2-5 September 2020 in Estonia and via the internet.

The training course “Heritage Communities and Human Rights” focuses on community-based heritage protection and the theory and application of human rights-based approaches in the heritage field. The course combines theoretical approaches with learning from practice, involving field visits in Estonia as well as an exchange among participants.

The principal aim of the training course is to give heritage experts a solid knowledge basis to address human rights issues in heritage management with the focus on the rights of the owners and the communities. The course lecturers will provide an introduction to international human rights law that specifically relates to culture, heritage and communities. In addition to providing basic knowledge about human rights and the UN, UNESCO and IUCN systems and practices, this course will discuss cases of heritage management and rights in protected heritage areas in different countries.

The training course on rights-based approaches is led by Dr. Peter Bille Larsen, the University of Geneva, and Dr. Stener Ekern, Oslo University. Field visit modules will be introduced and moderated by Riin Alatalu and Ave Paulus (ICOMOS “Our Common Dignity” Working Group).

Applications for the course are required and are due by 31 July.

Visit the ICOMOS website for more information.


Heritage Fund Open for Expressions of Interest – deadline: 31 August

Have you been thinking about or planning a project to transform your heritage building? The Landmark and Community Buildings Fund opened on 1 July for Expressions of Interest.

The fund is open to:

  • not-for-profit, charity or community-owned or occupied heritage buildings. The fund will contribute between 50 and 100 per cent of the project cost. In exceptional circumstances the fund will be allocated to one project but is most likely to be split across multiple projects.
  • privately owned heritage buildings that are landmarks or prominent features in their local areas. These are buildings that are well known, easily recognisable or well-loved, and may have an interesting story to tell. The fund will contribute up to 60 per cent of the total cost.

To find out more and to see if your project is eligible, visit the City of Melbourne website.

The site explains the criteria for the fund and has a short online Expression of Interest form. The EOI is open between 1 July and 31 August. If your project meets the criteria we will contact you to invite you to apply for funding.

The amount an individual project receives depends on the number of projects funded in any given round of funding. The committee of the Victorian Heritage Restoration Fund (VHRF) has the final decision on how the fund is allocated. The VHRF Committee will make decisions about the Landmark and Community Buildings Fund at its meeting on 26 November.

For more information contact Jackie Donkin, Project Officer Heritage, on (03) 9658 7078.


Change Over Time journal – call for abstracts deadline: 15 September 2020

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for:


Historically, human societies have isolated outsiders and transgressors to defend themselves against perceived danger. Occasionally, we have isolated ourselves to protect others. The locales in which we have performed isolation range from elaborate complexes and stately edifices to prosaic makeshift shelters. Places of isolation, detention, and quarantine reveal often unspoken truths about the states and the societies that created them. This issue will explore the ways in which communities have preserved and remembered the liminal sites they once designed to tame and physically contain their fears.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 15 September 2020. Authors will be notified of provisional paper acceptance by mid-October 2020. Final manuscript submissions will be due mid-March 2021.

For more information, visit the Change Over Time website.




[NEW] SITUATION VACANT Built Heritage Conservation Specialist/Architect, RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants, Melbourne

Based in St Kilda, RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants is an agile and independent, medium-sized team of built heritage experts and architects, including conservation specialists, heritage consultants and historians.

We seek a forensically-minded conservation specialist/architect to both lead and advance our building science division. A thorough understanding of technical preventive and remedial building fabric conservation is necessary as is a passion for the scientific materials as well as architectural analysis of historic structures.

We are equal parts technically proficient, philosophically sophisticated, research-driven and innovators – qualities that enable us to apply a rigorous and multidisciplinary lens across the breadth of our work, which spans a diverse range of typologies, sectors and regions.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience with building fabric/materials analysis and best-practice conservation practice
  • Honours or Masters in Architecture/Conservation or similar
  • A broad understanding of traditional construction techniques (mid-19th century to late 20th century) and Australian architectural/building history
  • Familiarity with the BCA/NCC and relevant Australian and international Standards
  • Familiarity with and ideally, proficiency, in AutoCad, Revit and Adobe
  • Familiarity with the current analogue and emerging digital and AI diagnostic tools
  • An investigative nature
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Is this you? If so, we encourage you to explore our website and get into contact with our Director, Roger Beeston, for an initial/confidential discussion — (03) 9525 5666. Cover letters and CVs can then be sent to Roger via email.

A first-rate benefits package and salary commensurate with experience and internal equity will be provided. Immediate start. Interstate and international candidates welcome.

RBA Architects + Conservation Consultants is an equal opportunities employer.   


[NEW] TENDER OPPORTUNITY REQUEST FOR QUOTATION: Heritage Council of Victoria Project: Heritage and Climate Change

The Heritage Council of Victoria is inviting submissions for a project on the subject of heritage and climate change.

The project will give the Heritage Council of Victoria and Heritage Victoria a clear understanding of how the projected effects of climate change will impact the state’s cultural heritage places and objects in the short, medium and long term. It will deliver a set of principles that can be easily communicated to government and the wider community. It will also provide a high-level assessment of the risks confronting different types of cultural heritage places and objects in the Victorian Heritage Register, and make recommendations regarding the adaptation and resilience options that may be appropriate for their conservation and protection. Additionally, it will highlight the ways in which conservation of cultural heritage can contribute to climate mitigation, thus enabling the Heritage Council and Heritage Victoria to communicate the value of heritage in this time of change.

Please contact the VIC Heritage Council by email to receive the Request for Quotation document, which contains details about this project.

The closing date for quotations is Friday 7 August 2020 at 5:00 pm.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Heritage 21, Sydney

Heritage Consultant – PERMANENT POSITION
Minimum 5 years’ experience in cultural built heritage

With their recent growth in business Heritage 21 is seeking the right candidate to join our team.

We could tell you how fabulous we are…though you really wouldn’t know until you start working here!

If you are self-motivated, have a passion for heritage and a keen eye for detail, then PLEASE APPLY for this position.

Heritage 21 is a specialist firm of dedicated heritage practitioners operating throughout NSW and the ACT.

Our in-house heritage staff have expertise in built heritage, urban planning, history, research and architecture.

The perfect candidate will need to have the ability to take on a variety of tasks, from managing projects and mentoring junior staff. This role involves varied tasks, from site meetings to writing reports. The successful applicant will work closely with the Studio Manager.

This role is a permanent full-time position located at Alexandria. The successful applicant will be required to have appropriate tertiary qualifications. Applicants with a relevant unrestricted working right can apply.

An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will be offered. Heritage 21 offers a flexible workplace and tries to ensure a good work/life balance for their employees. Heritage 21 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workplace. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

Please email your resume to Sue; or for a confidential discussion/enquiry regarding this position, please contact Sue on 0412 486 777.

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2020.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Recruitment agencies will not be considered, however, if we believe we require your assistance, we will be in touch.


[UPDATED] SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, GML Heritage, Canberra

GML is a vibrant, attentive, and sustainable interdisciplinary consultancy that collaborates with clients and communities to deliver heritage services of enduring value. Our consulting team has expertise in urban planning, archaeology, architecture, public history, Aboriginal cultural heritage, and interpretation. We work all over Australia and have a great portfolio of challenging projects and you will work alongside experienced practitioners in an engaged and supportive environment.

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.

Applications close 30 July.

Click on the following links for more information:


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Manager, RPS Group, Brisbane

RPS is seeking to appoint a Heritage Manager on a full-time basis in our Fortitude Valley office to grow our Heritage team and diversify our client offer. If you have senior technical experience, great client management skills, business development acumen and would like to help us build a team we are interested in talking to you.

Follow this link for more information about this opportunity.


SITUATION VACANT Heritage Consultant, Urbis, Sydney

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Sydney office for a suitably qualified and proactive Heritage Consultant. We are looking for an outstanding communicator and thinker, with a passion for built heritage, who is seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects, for a diverse range of private and public sector clients.

Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, click on “Apply for this job” via this link.

For any questions please email Anastasia Zappert, Senior HR Consultant.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Consultant/Heritage Architect, URBIS, Brisbane

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Brisbane office for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Consultant/Heritage Architect. We are looking for a lateral thinker and an outstanding communicator who is seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects, for a diverse range of private and public sector clients.

Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

If you are an enthusiastic candidate, with the desire to become part of a driven and highly professional team, click on “Apply for this job” via this link.

For any questions please email Michelle Scott.


SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture is seeking an experienced Senior Heritage Consultant to assist with a variety of work and projects. Great office environment and array of projects. Based in Cremorne and close to public transport. Salary commensurate with tertiary education, experience and skills. Email your CV to Mark or give him a call on 0430 962 770 for further information.




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Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125
Telephone: (03) 9251 7131