Call for new members to the ACT Heritage Council

Released 28/07/2017

Director-General of the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Geoffrey Rutledge, said today.

New appointments are needed due to a number of memberships expiring early next year, including the

positions of Chair and Deputy Chair.

“The Heritage Council plays a crucial role in the protection of our local history,” Mr Rutledge said.

“We are seeking expressions of interest for the council from applicants with expertise in Aboriginal culture, Aboriginal history, archaeology, architecture, engineering, history, landscape architecture, nature conservation, object conservation, town planning and urban design.

“We are also seeking representatives from the wider community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples—and the wider property ownership, management and development sector.

“Appointment to the council is a rewarding experience,” Mr Rutledge said.

The Heritage Council is responsible for critical functions that ensure the recognition, registration, conservation and promotion of the ACT’s unique heritage places and objects, including natural, Aboriginal and historic heritage.

Expressions of interest can be submitted using the application form available at or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

The closing date for applications is 25 August 2017.

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