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ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2021

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Heritage at Times of Crisis: Saving, Sustaining, Sharing In a Land of Fires, Droughts and Flooding Rains, and now Climate Change, and a health pandemic, what role at such times has a community’s heritage in maintaining its sense of place, of belonging, and continuity? In this year’s Symposium, we will
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Call for audit of Canberra’s mid-century modern homes

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National Trust Calls For Audit Of Canberra’s Mid Century Modern Homes 9 5 2021 https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7243083/call-to-audit-canberras-mid-century-modern-houses-before-its-too-late/?cs=14225  
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Australian War Memorial redevelopment

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The National Trust of Australia (ACT) has written to the National Capital Authority opposing the proposed works approval to commence the Australian War Memorial redevelopment. Read the letter here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/30-Apr-2021-NCA-re-AWM.pdf  
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National Trust of Australia (ACT) Heritage Awards 2021

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Nominations are now open for this year’s heritage awards. Deadline for entries – 21 June 5pm. To get details of the awards and to nominate a project click here.
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National Trust (ACT) supports Commonwealth heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin and Adjacent Lands

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National Trust of Australia (ACT) submission – Proposed heritage listing of Lake Burley Griffin – 26 February 2021
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Federal Government gives environmental approval to light rail Stage 2A

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Here is a link to the Canberra Weekly article on the Commonwealth approval of Light Rail Stage 2A in which the National Trust of Australia (ACT) has made a comment: Canberra Weekly – 5 February 2021
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Archaeology in the Dumps – THANK YOU ALL

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In September 2020 members of Canberra and District Historical Society and the National Trust ACT received a request to participate in a community historical archaeology project. You were asked via emails and social media to delve back into your memory banks and let us know the locations of historical landfill
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National Trust calls for independent heritage assessment process

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Article in the Canberra Times 15 November 2020
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Welcome news! ALP-Greens Parliamentary and Governing Agreement

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The ACT National Trust welcomes the heritage commitments in the ALP-Greens Parliamentary & Governing Agreement. National Trust ACT Media Release – 3 November 2020 ALP-Greens Parliamentary & Government Agreement (refer – Appendix 1: Policy issues of particular interest, C.3.v.)
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Sunday’s Heritage Walk was an audible success!

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With the help of a Heritage Grant received from the ACT Government, we are now able to offer our walkers personal audio equipment to better hear the guide leading the walks. The equipment was used for the first time at the weekend on our Westlake Walk.   The following is
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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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