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Concerns over blanket housing reforms

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The NSW Government has announced two housing reforms that represent significant change to the planning system in NSW, with major impacts on heritage.
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Bathurst claims a spot in the Aussie Town of the Year awards

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Home to our very own Miss Traill's House, Bathurst is one of NSW's most beloved regional destinations. Now, the town has been ranked fifth in the Aussie Town of the Year awards, and we couldn't agree more!
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Protecting the habitats of powerful owls

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Our five-year conservation project in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is preserving essential habitat for the endangered powerful owl.
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Alison Page joins the National Trust (NSW) Board

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The National Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Page to its Board.
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Volunteers and staff recognised at the 2023 National Trust Honours Awards

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The National Trust (NSW) recognised valued volunteers and staff with the annual National Trust Honours Awards on Saturday as part of the Annual General Meeting. The awards recognise individuals who have given outstanding service to the National Trust. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winners.
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New funding supports local conservation initiatives

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A trove of historic objects will be conserved in Newcastle and Braidwood, thanks to new funding from the Community Heritage Grants program.
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Have your say: heritage survey

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The NSW Government is asking for your help to shape NSW's first Heritage Strategy. Have your say and fill out the public survey.
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National Trust restores Everglades House

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The 12-month project to restore Everglades House is now complete. See the results of the spectacular restoration.
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Conserving Norman Lindsay’s art studio

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Norman Lindsay's art studio in the Blue Mountains is one of Australia's most historically significant creative spaces, but now this famous art studio is in need of urgent need of repairs.
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Willow Grove rebuild in Parramatta will not go ahead; new focus on saving existing heritage

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The National Trust (NSW) has welcomed the NSW government’s recent decision not to rebuild historic 19th-century Willow Grove house in Parramatta. The decision sheds light on why we must save existing heritage icons – not rebuild them.
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Statement on the Voice to Parliament

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On 14 October 2023 Australians will be asked to vote Yes or No in the Voice referendum. The National Trust (NSW) acknowledges the importance of this national referendum and the democratic process to consider recognising the First Nations peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice
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Restoring native bushland in Western Sydney

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We're working with Bankstown Council to protect a large area of native bushland in Sydney’s West. Known as biobanking, the project is increasing biodiversity and nurturing a bushland paradise in the heart of the suburbs.
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Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts

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On 31 July 2023 the Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts museum and cinema/theatre closed. The closure decision was made by the Tenterfield Shire Council as a result of the difficult economic environment and the Council’s financial position. The Sir Henry Park Memorial School of Arts library and café
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Board of Directors election 2023

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Nominations are now invited for election to the National Trust of Australia (NSW) Board of Directors.
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Conservation work begins on Everglades House

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The rejuvenation of Art Deco icon, Everglades House, is now well underway thanks to the generous donations of members and supporters.
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National Trust Board welcomes Mark Phibbs and Luton White

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The National Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Phibbs and Luton White to its board. Mark Phibbs is a highly respected marketing professional and is currently Cisco Systems Vice President of Global Campaigns, Content and Industries. Mark has held leadership positions with Microsoft, Adobe and IBM. He
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Meet the 2023 Heritage Awards Judge’s Choice winner: Bondi Pavilion

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The best of heritage was celebrated on 12 May at the 2023 National Trust Heritage Awards. Of the many deserving winners, it was a stunning project that breathed new life into the Bondi Pavilion that took out the coveted Judge's Choice Award.
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Revealed: winners of the 2023 National Trust Heritage Awards

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The best and brightest in Australian heritage conservation have been celebrated at this year’s National Trust Heritage Awards, held at Doltone House in Sydney.
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National Trust supports the ICOMOS 2023 General Assembly

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The National Trust (NSW) is a proud supporting partner of the upcoming International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) General Assembly, an international conference of world heritage experts coming to Sydney from 31 August to 9 September 2023.
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Miss Porter’s House collection listed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register

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National Trust (NSW) house museum, Miss Porter’s House in Newcastle, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register in recognition of its rich trove of documentary heritage spanning 1910 to 1997.
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Shortlist announced for the 2023 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards

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The National Trust Heritage Awards is an annual celebration of outstanding practice, awarding excellence in conservation of Aboriginal, built, natural or cultural heritage. ‘’The diversity, scale and geographical representation was simply astounding this year and prompted rich and robust discussions between the judges’’ said Matthew Devine, Chair of the National
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