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Our Heritage in the Australian Capital Territory

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  The National Trust ACT supports the following letter addressed to Mick Gentleman MLA, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, on behalf of a group of concerned individuals with a long and deep passion for, and involvement in, the heritage of the ACT – Our Heritage in the Australian Capital
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Media Release: The ACT National Trust calls for ACT Election Heritage Boost

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The ACT National Trust (the Trust) has called on candidates contesting the upcoming ACT election to commit to policies that will safeguard and promote the Territory’s cultural, natural and Aboriginal heritage. MEDIA RELEASE and 2020 ACT Election Policy Statement – 15/9/2020
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ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE DUMPS – CAN YOU HELP?

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While we are all restricted in where we can travel, would you like to help us in an historical archaeological project from your home?   Eric Martin (Councillor National Trust) and Peter Dowling (Councillor CDHS & National Trust) are joining forces investigating historic dump sites and landfill sites in the ACT.  During the construction of Canberra from the early years
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2020

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Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards! Thanks go to the organizers, judges, the presenter of the Awards, Minister Mick Gentleman, and to our sponsor Capital Holdings Group and all who participated. Four plaques were awarded for outstanding projects:  Reroofing St John’s
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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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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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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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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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Canberra Light Rail Stage 2 – National Trust (ACT) Comments

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The National Trust (ACT) does not support the Stage 2 of the Canberra Light Rail as the real impact on heritage values along the route have not been adequately detailed to enable a correct and informed decision to be made.  See our submission to the Australian Government about this.  Canberra
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Norfolk Island Tour Report

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National Trust (ACT) Norfolk Island Tour: August 2019 Norfolk Island has to be one of my most favourite islands in the sun. It has a temperate climate and an extraordinary mix of dark and light, both metaphorically and literally. There is deep time geology, magnificent flora, evidence of a fascinating
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HERITAGE & WELLBEING INDICATORS SURVEY

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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release HERITAGE & WELLBEING INDICATORS SURVEY Heritage is important and greatly influences our wellbeing. Canberra was uniquely conceived as a city in the bush.  A National Capital worthy of the aspirations, passions, values and patriotism of the nation.  The values that underpinned the design of Canberra
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Call to keep ACT Government out of environmental assessment of light rail Stage 2B

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The National Trust (ACT) has made a submission about the heritage and environmental impacts of Light Rail Stage 2. Submission:  National Trust (ACT) submission on referral of Light Rail under EPBC Act See https://the-riotact.com/call-to-keep-act-government-…/317174
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2020 Election Issues Paper – comments and suggestions welcome

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Below is our 2016 Election Issues Paper together with the policy platforms for both the Greens and Liberal parties. The Labor Party did not produce a policy document. We have now commenced to process of revising our Election Issues Paper in readiness for the next election on 20 October 2020.
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ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

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Nominations are now open for this year’s National Trust ACT Heritage Awards. Nominations to be submitted by 28 June. We look forward to receiving this year’s selection of interesting heritage projects and plans for the future. Click here for: Nomination Form PDF Click here for: Nomination Form Word
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Enrico Taglietti 16 April 1926 – 3 May 2019

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  Enrico Taglietti (1926-2019), architect, spent his early childhood in Milan, moving to Eritrea in the year leading up to World War 2. Returning to Milan, he studied architecture under prominent mentors including Bruno Zevi and Pier Luigi Nervi. He graduated in 1953, and attended a summer school in Marseilles
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Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead

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See photos from the Open Day.  
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Latest Tours and Events news

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The Heritage Festival starts on Saturday 13 April so enjoy lots of events over the next few weeks starting with the Open Day at Gungahlin Homestead on Saturday.  The Duntroon Dairy and Duntroon walk is full but we hope to repeat this in early July.  Unfortunately we have had to
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Did you live or work at Gowrie Hostel?

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AECOM Australia is seeking to speak with people who either worked or lived at Gowrie Hostel in Canberra between 1965 and 1990 and who would be interested in participating in an oral history interview to discuss their experiences. The Gowrie Hostel was built by the Commonwealth in 1965, and initially
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Canberra Museum and Gallery purchase of the CS Daley desk and chair

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Below is the link to the full article, written by John Tucker, about the CS Daley desk and chair.These were housed in the ACT National Trust office until late last year. An abridged version of this article appears in the March issue of Heritage in Trust.   https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CMAG-purchase-FINAL-version-for-website.pdf
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e-petition: Trees decline must be reversed

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e-Petition Trees decline must be reversed, closing date 15/03/2019 https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetition.aspx?PetId=100  
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