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West Fest Poetry Slam. Credit: Bahram Mia

Latest announcements

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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.

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.

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Show goes on for art deco Sydney masterpiece: Metro Theatre listed on the State Heritage Register

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Sydney’s striking Metro Theatre built in the golden age of Hollywood has been listed on the State Heritage Register protecting the much-loved architectural and cultural icon, the NSW Government has announced.

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Recognition at annual awards of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Heritage NSW Senior Maritime Archaeologist Dr Brad Duncan was recognised in the annual awards from the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, along with Professor Martin Gibbs of the University of New England. The NSW Rivers and Waterways Cultural Landscapes Project was highly commended in the category ‘Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative.’

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Wilcannia Mission Camps and Cultural Places declared an Aboriginal Place

Friday, 30 October 2020

Wilcannia Mission Camps and Cultural Places Aboriginal Place is protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 for its strong cultural, spiritual and historic values.

A Virtual Tour of Parramatta Park supplied by National Trust NSW
National Trust Heritage Awards Shortlist Announced for 2020

Thursday, 22 October 2020

The National Trust (NSW) has announced the shortlist for this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards. This annual awards program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW to acknowledge and celebrate the sector-leading practice and outstanding projects in the field of heritage conservation, education, events and exhibitions, and advocacy in New South Wales.

Photo supplied by The National Trust (NSW).

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Australia's first Sikh Temple listed on the State Heritage Register

Friday, 16 October 2020

Australia’s original First Sikh Temple has been listed on the State Heritage Register by the NSW government, highlighting its importance in the state’s cultural history.

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AHIMS turns 20 and reaches 100,000 records

Monday, 12 October 2020

This year, the database of recorded Aboriginal objects and places across NSW turns 20 and reaches 100,000 records!

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Milton Park Cultural Landscape listed on the State Heritage Register

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

The beautiful Milton Park Cultural Landscape in Bowral has just been listed on the State Heritage Register by the NSW government.

NSW Government leads protection of WWII heritage sites 75 years on

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Minister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin said the NSW Government is proud to have protected the offshore shipwreck of the Japanese midget submarine that entered Sydney Harbour in 1942, for future generations.