Placing value on the
Nominations are being sought for inclusion on the National Heritage List or the Commonwealth Heritage List.
new places to be
The National Heritage List contains places in the “Australian jurisdiction” found to be of “outstanding heritage value to the nation” with the Australian jurisdiction including Australia, the external Territories, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf.
The Commonwealth Heritage List includes places that are Commonwealth areas, as defined in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), which contain significant heritage value.
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Tony Burke invited all interested people to nominate places to be considered for the lists over the assessment period running from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.
Mr Burke has also determined the heritage theme that should be given priority in the assessment period for the National Heritage List, announcing it to be “the multicultural stories of Australia”.
Nominations for new inclusions to be considered in the next round of assessment must be received by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities by 8 March.
Edition 346, 29 January 2013