Expressions of Interest - Heritage Council of NSW


DCCEEW - Environment and Heritage





Heritage NSW

This is your opportunity to help shape heritage conservation across NSW.

The Minister responsible for heritage is seeking to appoint up to three members to the Heritage Council of NSW.

The Heritage Council is an independent statutory body that works to ensure the promotion, conservation and protection of heritage in NSW. The Heritage Council recommends items for listing on the State Heritage Register, supports conservation and adaptive use, and builds community understanding of heritage.

We are looking for individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds to contribute to the outcomes delivered by the Council.

Under the Heritage Act 1977, members of the Heritage Council are to be persons who, in the opinion of the Minister, possess qualifications, knowledge and skills relating to any of the following areas: Aboriginal heritage, archaeology; architecture; the building, development and property industries; conservation of environmental heritage; engineering; NSW or Australian history; local government; moveable heritage; natural heritage; planning; property, planning or environmental law; property economics; rural interests or cultural landscapes.

As part of these three appointments, one position will be appointed as Chairperson of the Heritage Council of NSW, and one position specifically relates to Aboriginal heritage, with the successful applicant also to be the Heritage Council nominated representative on the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee (ACHAC).

The person appointed as Chair must have demonstrated experience chairing high-level committees or boards and the capacity to lead others, summarise complex information and arguments, and, where appropriate, formulate advice and/or make decisions in a professional and effective manner.

The person appointed for their Aboriginal heritage expertise will preferably be an Aboriginal person, to allow them to also serve on ACHAC. Under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, members of ACHAC are to be Aboriginal persons who are involved in cultural heritage matters in their local communities and have an understanding of cultural heritage management issues.

We are looking for people with broad knowledge and skills and with a passion for heritage. We would particularly welcome nominations from Aboriginal people, younger people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Heritage Council meets once per month in Sydney, with an option for teleconferencing.  Some out-of-session and/or off-site meetings may also be held.  Members are remunerated in accordance with NSW Government guidelines.  Further information can be found in the application kit.


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