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Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 406. Updated Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Chance to make mark on heritage

The Department of Environment is inviting all Australians to have a say in the future of the nation's heritage.

To coincide with Australian Heritage Week, (12-20 April), the draft Australian Heritage Strategy has been released for public comment.

Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt said it was an opportunity for Australians to discuss what heritage icons should be protected, and how best to manage and maintain these places.

Draft Strategy released

"The draft Strategy is built around a central vision of our natural and cultural heritage being valued by all Australians, protected for future generations and cared for by the community," he said.

Australians who know and champion the nation's heritage were encouraged to participate in the development of the strategy.

The draft Strategy identifies opportunities for possible World Heritage listings, including the Victoria Markets in Melbourne and the Sydney Royal National Park.

The aim of the Strategy is to provide a framework for leadership, partnerships and community engagement, to support the work of individuals, organisations and governments by providing a common direction for the recognition and protection of Australia's heritage.

Mr Hunt said the planned "Green Army" would also play a key role in the protection of heritage.

Some of its projects would focus on the conservation and refurbishment of significant local heritage, while contributing to a skilled workforce for heritage-focused business and industry.

The deadline for submissions is 9 June 2014.

The draft Australian Heritage Strategy can be viewed at this PS News link.

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