Feds plough $7.4 mil into regional heritage funding

Staff writers Federal Minister for Sustainability, Tony Burke has called on councils and historical groups to apply for $7.4 million in grants to be distributed under the the 2012-13 round of the ‘Your Community Heritage’ program intended to better protect significant sites. The program has previously supported community groups, heritage organisations, historical societies, councils and […]

Nominations open for local heritage hero awards

The Heritage Council of NSW has called on communities to nominate their local heritage hero for a NSW Government award. The 2010 NSW Government Heritage Volunteer Awards pay tribute to individuals and organisations who have contribute to the management or promotion of heritage in their local community. Chair of the Heritage Council of NSW, Gabrielle […]

Tilba is the tip of the iceberg, National Trust warns

By Angela Dorizas The demolition of an historic homestead in inner-west Sydney has raised serious concerns about New South Wales planning legislation. The National Trust has warned that the destruction of the 1913 property in Burwood Heights, known as ‘Tilba’, may well be the tip of the iceberg. National Trust NSW advocacy manager Graham Quint […]

ANZAC Memorial takes top gong in heritage awards

The Hyde Park ANZAC Memorial.  Image: NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. By Angela Dorizas The ANZAC Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park has been honoured in the annual EnergyAustralia National Trust Heritage Awards. Trustees of the ANZAC Memorial and the NSW Government Architect’s Office (GAO) received the Conservation Built Heritage Award for projects over $1 million. […]

Local heritage under threat

By Angela Dorizas A number of councils across New South Wales are failing to list significant heritage items on their Local Environmental Plans (LEP), the National Trust of Australia has said. Department of Planning directives require councils to list heritage items on their LEPs, but at least five councils have failed to list any items […]


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