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Collie Roundhouse Remediation

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Media Release The Collie Roundhouse is a step closer to becoming a key community asset and potential tourism development with the letting of a contract to begin remediation of this important local landmark. Collie builder Jila Riley, will be teaming up with McMahon’s Services to undertake the first stage of
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Heritage properties reopening post-COVID: The National Trust (NSW) announces it will reopen a selected properties from 3 July 2020

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The National Trust (NSW) has today announced it will reopen a selection of its heritage properties to the community from 3 July 2020. A community organisation, the National Trust (NSW) opens 20 heritage properties across the state on a regular basis for visitors to enjoy the built, cultural and natural heritage. In the interests of keeping the community safe and in compliance with Government regulations throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, the National Trust closed its properties in March 2020.“We are delighted to be reopening a selection of our properties to the community, and we have missed sharing these wonderful places with the people of New South Wales and from farther afield over the past three months,” said Debbie Mills, Chief Executive Officer, National Trust (NSW). “We
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Heritage Nomination – Original Canberra Aerodrome Remnants

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The National Trust (ACT) and No. 3 Squadron RAAF Association have lodged a joint heritage nomination for the original Canberra  Aerodrome remnants at Dickson, with strong support from Engineers Australia and the Canberra & District Historical Society  – 15 June 2020. Nomination Cover Letter – 15 June 2020 Canberra Aerodrome
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Powerhouse Museum: The Community Speaks National Trust (NSW) Survey Reveals Overwhelming Vote to Stay at Ultimo

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On 30 April 2020, the National Trust (NSW) asked the community to complete a survey about the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo. The community could participate in the survey until 8 May 2020. The purpose of undertaking the survey was to quantify and qualify the significance of the museum in its current location at Ultimo, its built, social and cultural heritage, and the significance of its collection to the people of New South Wales. The National Trust (NSW) distributed a link to the online survey to its members and subscribers to its eNews, to the organisation’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter followers.
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National Reconciliation Week

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Acknowledgement of Country The National Trust of Western Australia acknowledges its properties are situated on Aboriginal land across the state. The National Trust recognises Aboriginal people remain the cultural and spiritual custodians of their land and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge. The National Trust is committed
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West Basin

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The National Trust (ACT) calls for a complete environmental and heritage assessment before any further work proceeds at West Basin in Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin. West Basin Submission – 22 May 2020  
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The National Trust (NSW) pays tribute to Jack Mundey

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The National Trust (NSW) is deeply saddened by the news that Jack Mundey has died age 90 in Sydney on 10 May 2020. We pay tribute to a life of (remove) dedicated to the preservation of places that matter to the community, heritage, the environment and social justice.
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COVID-19 update from our Chief Executive Officer

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As many of you know, we decided to temporarily close National Trust’s properties throughout Western Australia and cancelled all events until further notice. Since mid-March, our offices at the Old Observatory have also been closed. In light of easing restrictions and after careful consideration, we have decided to reopen our
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Cooking with a dash of history

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Families across the country are adjusting to a new way of life. Whether things have slowed down or become more hectic, we know that finding new ways to entertain children is a never-ending challenge. Let us help you with some fun ways you can keep them (or yourself) busy with
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Announcement of new Chair

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Media Release Former Minister and Assistant Police Commissioner Hon Bob Kucera APM JP has been elected Chair of the National Trust of Western Australia. Bob’s election follows the retirement of former Chair Hon Michael Murray AM QC, who served as Chair from 2015. Announcing the election results, National Trust President
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Emergency Measures on Environmental Planning and Assessment Act: What You Need To Know

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The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 commenced on 25 March 2020. The Act introduced a broad range of public health and emergency response powers to enable the NSW Government to respond to public health emergencies during COVID-19. These powers have already resulted in changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and the Act’s Regulations.
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National Trust (NSW) launches Powerhouse Museum Survey

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The Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo, Sydney, is not on the State Heritage Register. Understanding its heritage significance and value to the community may get it there – so the National Trust (NSW) is asking people to share their views.
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National Trust Takes Positions to Protect our Forests

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The National Trust (NSW) has developed two key position papers on Bushfire Hazard Reduction Burning and Deforestation. The organisation’s positions have responded to the urgent need for the protection of New South Wales’ built, cultural and natural heritage, all of which has been under threat as a result of prolonged drought and catastrophic bushfires in 2019 and early 2020.
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Dubbo Driftwells on the Register

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On 1 April 2020, the National Trust (NSW) Board of Directors approved the listing of the Dubbo Driftwells on the National Trust Register.
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A note from our Chief Executive Officer

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National Trust Council Election results The National Trust of Western Australia is pleased to advise that The Honourable Bob Kucera APM has been elected to its Council. The election was conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. You can view the official result online here. We would like to congratulate
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Recognising an early adopter on Earth Day

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Buddy Kent was one of the first adopters of the National Trust’s conservation covenant program. He ensured the protection of a unique area of Western Australian bushland by placing a restrictive covenant on parts of his South Bodallin farm. This important action, however, was not the first initiative Buddy took
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2020

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The National Trust ACT Heritage Awards are a way of celebrating our heritage and the work done to preserve and protect it. The awards are a positive way of recognising and promoting best practice heritage action in the Capital. The awards will cover all aspects of heritage including archaeological, indigenous,
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DV368 and Gateway South Northbourne Avenue Corridor

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The ACT National Trust has sought amendments to Draft Territory Plan Variation 368 (changed criteria for developments along Canberra’s Northbourne Avenue between Mouat/Antill Street and Barry Drive/Cooyong Street). The Trust believes that there should be a thorough social impact assessment and urban design analysis to inform amendments to DV 368 that would
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Changes to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

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The ACT National Trust has called for far-reaching changes to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, to ensure it fulfils its original purpose of safeguarding Australia’s precious aboriginal, environmental and cultural heritage. Full details of our recommendations may be found in the Trust’s submission to the current review of
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New home for Tender Care

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Media Release Bridgedale, a historically significant property in Bridgetown that is managed by the National Trust of Western Australia, will be the new home of Tender Care, a West Australian charity focused on community mental health. With the upgrade works now completed, the National Trust and Tender Care are looking
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Canberra’s original aerodrome site subject to DA

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The National Trust (ACT) is preparing a nomination for listing on the ACT Heritage Register of the site of the original Canberra Aerodrome and has requested the deferral of consideration of the DA for the Common Ground development on the site. Letter re development of original Canberra Aerodrome  
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