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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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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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50 Golden Years of Woodbridge

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Since opening its doors, Woodbridge has become an important place for the community. Whether learning about its significant history or enjoying lunch at the café, Woodbridge provides a tranquil escape and an insight into life in the late nineteenth century. While exploring the land of the Wadjuk Noongar people in
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The National Trust (NSW) Celebrates its 75th Anniversary Today

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The National Trust of Australia (NSW) is celebrating its 75th Anniversary today. Australia’s oldest conservation charity committed to the preservation, education and interpretation, and protection of our built, natural and cultural heritage. The National Trust was officially founded in New South Wales on 6 April 1945.
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A Powerhouse on Heritage

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Cheryl Bates joined the National Trust in 1983 and became an Executive Committee member of the Parramatta Regional Branch in 2010. Today, she is an influential voice on heritage to local Government, on regional State Heritage Listings and in harnessing the community movement with affiliated organisations and groups.
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A message from our Chief Executive Officer

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National Trust’s places throughout Western Australia have been temporarily closed and all events have been cancelled until further notice. In the interest of keeping all of our staff safe, we have also closed our offices at the Old Observatory with staff now working from home. Though our places are currently closed, most
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