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NSW Heritage Forum

The NSW Heritage Forum is an annual industry event hosted by us and supported by the Heritage Council of NSW.

Update: Cancellation of the 2020 Heritage Forum

Heritage NSW has announced this year’s forum is deferred due to recommended restrictions on organised gatherings. Our top priority is the wellbeing of all event attendees and our staff.

We are taking on board the valuable feedback given after the 2019 forum and are exploring new ways of engaging with the industry on a range of important updates and heritage issues.

We look forward to bringing everyone together again in 2021 for new discussions, new ideas and practical solutions that promote best practice and support the industry.

To stay up to date, follow us on social media and keep track of updates on this web page. More information to come in early 2021.

About the Heritage Forum

Each year, our Forum showcases a series of engaging presentations from heritage leaders, thought-provoking discussions and site visits designed to enhance best practice and to support heritage advisors, and local government planners and managers. Topics include current issues impacting the future of heritage and the event provides a platform of constructive dialogue between local government and heritage advisors, planners, managers, partner agencies and industry experts.

The 2019 NSW Heritage Forum, was held at Sydney’s Beta Bar – a grand heritage-listed 1877 building which was the old Australian Worker's Union. Highlights included Glenda Chalker, Chair of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC) who outlined key priorities and recommendations for the future Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Frank Howarth, Chair of the NSW Heritage Council who outlined the Council’s Strategic Focus Areas for 2019 – 2022.

Previous forums have included lively and interactive Q&A panels discussions and site visits led by our agency partners.  Guest speakers provided new industry insights, suggested actions, practical solutions and key priorities for the coming years. 

More information about the next heritage forum to come in early 2021.