Expressions of interest open for Heritage Advisory Committee

The City of Greater Bendigo is calling for expressions of interest from community members to join the Heritage Advisory Committee.

The Heritage Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance and advice to Council on built, Aboriginal and natural cultural heritage issues to ensure that precious heritage assets continue to contribute to the City’s liveability and economic prosperity.

The Committee meets six times a year to:

  • Provide advice to Council’s strategic planning processes
  • Provide advice to Council on the conservation, restoration and promotion of places of heritage significance
  • Promote community participation in heritage issues
  • Provide advice to Council on current and emerging issues and opportunities in heritage
  • Assist in the development of partnerships and communication networks

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Dr Jennifer Alden said heritage was very important to the City’s liveability, identity and economy, and the committee played an important role.

“The Heritage Advisory Committee provides valuable support to Council by providing advice on the challenges and opportunities for heritage protection, management and promotion in our city,” Cr Alden said.

“Recent agenda items for the Heritage Advisory Committee have included the Victorian Miners’ Housing Study, future of Golden Dragon Museum, City heritage collections plan and the Bendigo Creek Project.

“A key future project for the new committee will be to have input into the Council’s Heritage Strategy.

"We are looking for people who are passionate about heritage or who work with heritage that can contribute great ideas and review Council's strategic documents to ensure heritage issues are considered."

Expressions of interest are sought from individuals with a background, interest or involvement in heritage and conservation issues across Greater Bendigo.

The City encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all abilities.

Applications close on Friday October 15, 2021. A copy of the Heritage Advisory Committee’s Terms of Reference and an online expression of interest form can be found on the City’s website at https://bendigo.vic.gov.au/heritagecommittee

Please email [email protected] if you have any enquiries about the committee role.

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