The conversion of former industrial buildings and identifying heritage as a commodity has become a pervasive trend, especially over the last decade. Adaptive re-use of old industrial buildings is often seen as an alternative to demolition and replacement and as the primary development solution for...
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,...
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.
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,...
The ways that the past impacts the Australian city in the present, sparking the historical consciousness of its residents and rulers alike, has its own social history. No doubt this history is tied to nineteenth-century Britain, the National Trusts and other voluntary organisations, and the...
Cred Consulting was engaged by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to undertake an independent Social Impact Assessment to identify the potential social impacts that may result from the Land and Housing Corporation's evaluation of social housing in Millers Point, Sydney. The study was undertaken...
Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview was originally released in hard copy and as a pdf file in November 2004. It was subsequently re-issued in both an on-line format and PDF format on 6 September 2006.
Australia's culture sector is worth over $19 billion per year, according to this report.
This publication provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. Topics covered include employment in culture, government outlays on culture, output of the cultural industry, cultural imports and exports, attendances at cultural venues and time spent on cultural activities.