Australian Heritage Strategy
In 2010 the Australian Government decided to develop the Australian Heritage Strategy. The aim of the Strategy will be to highlight the importance of heritage to all Australians and provide a common direction for the recognition, protection, commemoration and celebration of heritage across Australia over the next decade.
The Strategy will seek to coordinate the significant efforts of government and the private sector in order to build upon achievements over the past few decades.
The Strategy is being prepared in consultation with all state and territory governments, and key stakeholder groups and has the support of the Australian Heritage Council, the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Council of National Trusts.
Public consultation paper
A public consultation paper has now been released which outlines some of the current challenges and opportunities in the heritage sector. Public comment is invited from the community on how we can best recognise, manage, and interpret our heritage. Comments received will help guide the development of the Australian Heritage Strategy.
Submissions will be accepted up until 15 June 2012.
For more information re Public submisions and Commisioned essays - see link