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West Fest Poetry Slam. Credit: Bahram Mia

Latest announcements

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NSW Government Blue Plaques program announced

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Just announced! Blue Plaques is part of a wider $5 million program funded by the NSW Government to inspire community engagement and celebration of many remarkable places, people and stories across NSW.

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MLC Building (former) North Sydney listing on the State Heritage Register

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

The NSW Government has announced the decision to list the MLC Building (former) on the State Heritage Register following a review from the Independent Planning Commission.

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2021-23 Heritage Grants recipients announced

Friday, 21 May 2021

$5.5 million has been awarded in the latest round of the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program. Heritage owners and custodians, local government and the community will be able to use the funds to deliver a broad range of heritage outcomes, including conservation and repair works, education programs and heritage interpretations.

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Picturesque Newcastle Recreation Reserve listed on the State Heritage Register

Friday, 21 May 2021

With its spectacular ocean views the reserve is significant for its Aboriginal, colonial, geological, environmental, military and recreational values.

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Historic Maryland homestead listed on the State Heritage Register

Friday, 21 May 2021

Complete with cottages, stables, coach house, store, dairy buildings and hay barn this historic place is a key part of the Camden region’s story. The State Heritage Register listing safeguards this beautiful landscape and homestead for the enjoyment and appreciation of future generations.

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2021 National Trust Heritage Awards winners announced

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Congratulations to all involved in 2021 Award nominations, highly commended and winners.
The NSW Government with the Heritage Council of NSW proudly sponsored this year's awards.

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Natural Resources Commission launches Aboriginal Natural Resources Management webpage

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

The NSW Natural Resources Commission has launched an Aboriginal Natural Resources Management webpage to acknowledge Aboriginal peoples’ deep connection to lands and waters over millennia, and their continuing and critical role in caring for country today.

Photo: Banbai Rangers undertaking a cultural burn (Image courtesy of the Banbai Rangers)

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Futuristic domes of the Binishell Collection protected on the State Heritage Register

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

The NSW Government has listed The Binishells Collection on the State Heritage Register, composing of Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School and two other innovative bubble-shape structures.

Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP said “the ‘space-age’ domes are a rare example of architectural innovation in school infrastructure”.

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2021 National Trust Heritage Awards shortlist announced

Thursday, 22 April 2021

The NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW is proud to support this year’s Awards and we congratulate all of the shortlisted nominees.

Check the Heritage NSW Instagram for some photos from the shortlisted projects.

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NSW Heritage Act review

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

The NSW Government is inviting community discussion on how heritage can be better managed and protected in NSW. As a starting point for public consultation and community input, Heritage NSW has published a discussion paper.

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Connecting with Country Draft Framework

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Our colleagues at Government Architect NSW have developed the ‘Connecting with Country’ Draft Framework to improve planning, design, and delivery of built environment projects in NSW. The document aims to help all of us – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people – to work together collectively, respectfully, and with open minds to unite our complementary knowledge.

We support this framework and expect that all major applications for changes to State Heritage items and other sites with Aboriginal values will be guided by these policies.

More information is on the Government Architect NSW website, including a discussion paper, webinars and an opportunity to Have your Say.

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In honour of Jack Mundey AO 1929 – 2020

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

On 10 March 2021 the State Memorial took place for Jack Mundey AO, the former trade union leader and conservationist who led Sydney’s Green Bans movement during the 1970s. During this time union members refused to work on certain projects earmarked for demolition and high-rise development. Jack’s leadership, tenacity and vision saved many of Sydney’s inner heritage areas including The Rocks, Woolloomooloo, parts of Centennial Park, The Botanic Gardens, Aboriginal housing in Redfern and more.

Heritage NSW and the Heritage Council of NSW acknowledge Jack Mundey’s legacy in standing up for many heritage places and stories, to ensure their protection for future generations.