Historic preservation

Audio

6 Mar 2019
12

The National Library of Australia has launched a searchable archive of websites allowing you to step back in time and access billions of these early sites. Included among them is a website from Prime Minister Howard and also the first versions of APO as Australian...

Policy report

5 Dec 2018
35

Like other countries, Australia is focused on protecting its critical infrastructure from cyber threats. However, there’s a serious gap in how we approach the protection of our valuable digital national identity assets.

Report

1 Oct 2018
16

Historic buildings form an important part of how people perceive and value their local area. This is recognised in the planning regime, where they receive protection through the designation of listed building and conservation area status. Some public-sector funding exists in the form of grants...

Conference paper

Melbourne’s Bread and Cheese Club and postwar literary urban conservationism
18 Jun 2018
10

The origins of a conservation ethos in the urban Australia of the late 1960s and early 1970s is commonly assumed to stem from international influences. Yet there is also a local cultural element to this urban conservationism, the recognition, celebration and preservation of historic environments,...

Literature review

31 Jan 2018
16

Abstract: Nowadays, restoration interventions that aim for minimum environmental impact are conceived for recent buildings. Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced using criteria met within a life-cycle analysis, while energy saving is achieved with cost-effective retrofitting actions that secure higher benefits in terms of comfort. However,...

Audio presentation

14 Dec 2017
24

The overwhelming majority of Australians say they care deeply about our built heritage, but recent battles over heritage listed Melbourne properties reveal that the protection and preservation of our buildings is fraught.

Draft report

24 Oct 2017
177

This plan brings together social and economic development goals with conservation goals, guided by international best practice – UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL).

Guide

4 Oct 2017
47

This resource provides detailed guidance on conservation and management at an important moment in the Sydney Opera House's 'Decade of Renewal.'

Audio interview

22 Jun 2017
16

The destruction of Mosul's Al Nuri mosque is another reminder that Islamic State's main victims have been Muslims.

Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017
220

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key themes and issues for developing revised guidelines to define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. The themes and issues identified in this paper are based on the analysis of...

Discussion paper

16 Jan 2017
32

Commuters in Brisbane's CBD will have noticed the signs of disruption, following the handover on January 1 of the Queens Wharf resort and casino site to the Destination Brisbane Consortium. Basking in a New Year glow, State Development Minister Anthony Lynham happily declared the jobs-generating...

Discussion paper

15 Jan 2017
32

Iconic heritage buildings play an important role in attracting visitors to tourism destinations with a number of Australia’s visitor precincts home to heritage assets such as The Rocks in Sydney, Salamanca Wharf in Hobart and the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne. While heritage assets can...

Commentary

Article

3 Jan 2017
19

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear phrases like sustainable urban planning, adaptive reuse and recycling heritage – so much so that anyone would be forgiven for thinking that these were modern concerns.

However, these principles...

Fact sheet

1 Dec 2016
4

There is an emerging discussion in policy documents and public guidance about the idea of a "whole house" (or sometimes "whole building") approach to retrofit as a way forward for the sustainability of the built envronment in the UK.

Video

27 Oct 2016
13

Presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW, the Jim Kerr Address held on the International Day for Monuments and Sites pays respect to Jim's legacy by perpetuating open inquiry into the understanding of place and...

Website

14 Oct 2016
60

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is widely regarded as one of the engineering wonders of the world. The scheme is the most significant project to be undertaken as part of the post-war reconstruction program and has become an enduring symbol of Australia's identity as a multicultural,...

Audio

9 Oct 2016
94

The eviction of social housing tenants from Sydney's CBD is nearly complete. The NSW government says it will build over a thousand houses elsewhere with the $500 million raised. But the sell-off has come at a social cost, and at the loss of an architecturally...

Commentary

7 Oct 2016
80

The former chair of the NSW Heritage Council has criticised the state government's refusal to heritage list the landmark Sirius apartment building in the historic Rocks area of Sydney.

Key points:

NSW Government refusing to heritage list Sirius social housing complex, citing financial...

Commentary

Article

12 Sep 2016
90

Most Sydneysiders and millions of tourists know The Rocks as a historic precinct in which it is possible to have a good night out while enjoying the ambience of a genuine nineteenth-century townscape – all within a stone’s throw of the harbour and the CBD....

Report

29 Jun 2016
44

Cultural heritage around the world suffers from intentional attacks, collateral damage, looting and the effects of natural disasters. Reaching affected sites and areas quickly to monitor the situation, plan for restoration and prevent further loss often proves very difficult.

Thanks to a partnership between...

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