Heritage Election Forum

Do you care about Canberra’s heritage? This is your opportunity to hear and question candidates.


This is a prime opportunity for Political Parties to outline their proposed Heritage policies and initiatives for the next term of government.  Presentations will be made by:

ACT Labor (Mr Gentleman) ACT Liberal – (Alistair Coe) ACT Greens – (Veronica Wensing)
Canberra Community Voters Party (Richard Farmer) Independent – Marea Fatseas

Each speaker will make a presentation (approx. 15mins) and there will be a general Q&A session.

Issues, which NT(ACT) considers to be important include:

  • Heritage Listing of Lake Burley Griffin and foreshores and Master Management Plans
  • Government approval of National Heritage Listing for Canberra
  • Redevelopment of Yarralumla Brickworks and Manuka Oval
  • Development of Conservation Management Plans for Heritage Housing Precincts
  • Introduction of Operational Assistance Funding for Peak Heritage/History/Conservation Bodies
  • Development of a new Heritage/History/Conservation hub near Blundell’s Cottage Site
  • Development of a History and Heritage Tourism Plan
  • Conduct of a Social and Economic Impact Study of the Heritage and History sector
  • A review of Planning policy and processes – Ministerial call-in powers and Standing community organisations when appealing to ACAT
  • Introduction of Local/territory classifications of heritage significance in the ACT

St Johns Church Hall, Constitution Avenue Reid



Enquiries: Graham Carter - 62472095.