Expressions of Interest for membership

Expressions of interest are invited from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council (the Council).

The Council is an independent body established under the Heritage Act 2004. The Council’s role includes, among other functions, identification and assessment of nominations to the ACT Heritage Register and providing advice on appropriate conservation of cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage places and objects in the ACT.

The Council meets at least six times a year to consider a range of matters related to its functions. In addition, Council members serve on various taskforces comprising small numbers of Council members. The taskforces relate to the Council’s functions, and meet or communicate regularly to consider matters in detail outside of Council meetings.

Expressions of interest for five vacancies on the Council are invited from people with experience in:

  • Aboriginal culture
  • Aboriginal history
  • archaeology
  • architecture
  • engineering
  • history
  • landscape architecture
  • nature conservation
  • object conservation
  • town planning or
  • urban design.

Expressions of interest are also sought for positions representing:  the community; the Aboriginal community; and the property ownership, management and development sector.

These positions will commence on 2 March 2018.

Application forms are available here.

Alternatively, you may contact ACT Heritage on 13 22 81 or email heritage@act.gov.au for an application form or for further information.

Applications must be accompanied by a brief letter outlining suitability for appointment and a current CV.

Applications will be kept on a register for three years and the Minister for the Environment and Heritage may use this register to appoint new members should vacancies occur.

Applications close on 25 August 2017.