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Heritage Management and Planning Seminar 2014

Celebrating  Heritage

19- 21 March 2014
Albany Civic Centre
The Heritage Council’s 2014 Heritage Planning and Management Seminar was a great success with more than 60 representatives from across the State descending on Albany to learn about the importance of our heritage.

Co-hosted by the City of Albany, the action-packed three-day event (19-21 March) featured site visits and talks on how to promote heritage tourism, celebrate our heritage and manage our heritage assets. It also included the popular half-day ‘Heritage 101’ session.  The program can be viewed here, and many of the presentations are available via the links to the right.

The attendees enjoyed learning about heritage experiences from a local to State perspective and from a ‘not-for-profit’ to a business perspective, with many noting the benefits of the historic setting of Albany.

One of the highlights of the seminar included a guided bus tour to learn about the Mt Clarence and Mt Adelaide community projects. It also included a tour of the Padre White Lookout and construction of the National ANZAC Centre. These projects are due to be completed in time for the ANZAC Centenary  Commemorations later this year.

In addition, the National Trust, with assistance from the State Heritage Office, hosted a sundowner at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill at the conclusion of the seminar. Guests were treated to an exclusive tour of the house and grounds, and a representative from the Department of Aboriginal Affairs gave a wonderful insight on the Aboriginal significance of the site. 

Coming off the success of the 2014 Heritage Planning and Management Seminar, plans are already being made for next year’s seminar to be held in the metropolitan region. If you are interested in attending or sharing your heritage experience at the seminar, please contact the State Heritage Office’s Local Government Service team on

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