NTV Strategic Plan 2023-2028
Together with our community, we will build on the strong foundation of our past to create a relevant and sustainable future which responds to the challenges of our times.
The story of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is intertwined with the story of the place we now know as Victoria. Since 1956, we have worked with Victorian communities to protect their heritage, helping to shape our cities, towns, and landscapes for the benefit of present and future generations.
As an independent, not-for- profit organisation, our work is made possible by our members, visitors, and partners. As the state’s leading operator of heritage sites, our commercial activity, which aligns with
our goal to deliver engaging, inspiring, and memorable experiences for our visitors, supports our vital work to care for our places and advocate
for the protection of Victoria’s heritage.
The Next Chapter
While the National Trust has been a constant presence for nearly 70 years, Victoria has changed. Our population has grown and become more diverse. Development has transformed our cities and towns, with heritage coming increasingly under threat. We have recognised the importance of walking together with First Peoples towards reconciliation. We continue to grapple with the complexity of the past and the importance of truth-telling, acknowledging aspects of our history and heritage which are painful and uncomfortable. The global climate and biodiversity crisis both threatens our heritage and provides opportunities to use conservation in the fight against climate change.
Within this context, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) (NTV) 2023 – 2028 Strategic Plan has been developed collaboratively by our Board Directors and the Executive Team, informed by consultation with our NTV teams, key partners, stakeholders, and members, to put forward a bold and transformational vision for the future of our organisation, and the future of Victoria’s heritage.
To champion Victoria’s diverse heritage, embrace the complexity of the past, and inspire connections to place for the benefit of current and future generations.
Victoria’s past and future heritage is protected, understood and shared, enriching communities and contributing to an inclusive and connected society.
Our strategy is underpinned by four key pillars that will align our activity to our key goals to achieve our strategic aims.
This strategy provides an overview of the principles and objectives that will inform our work over the next 5 years and beyond and will be implemented through our “business-as-usual” and strategic activity across the organisation. Through the decision to frame our objectives of the key pillars of Economic Health, Cultural Vitality, Sustainability, and Inclusion, we aim to align all of our activity to our strategic aims, while breaking down barriers. Together with our community, we will build on the strong foundation of our past to create a relevant and sustainable future which responds to the challenges of our times.