October Heritage Act information sessions – register your interest

Information Sessions: Heritage Act 2017 and Living Heritage Grants – October 2017

In 1974 Victoria was the first Australian state or territory to enact heritage legislation. We’re still a national leader in the identification, conservation and management of heritage.

The Heritage Act 2017 commences operation on 1 November 2017 and introduces new streamlined processes and enforcement tools to ensure Victoria’s significant heritage places and objects are appropriately protected into the future.

Information sessions are being run to assist stakeholders and members of the public to understand what changes are being introduced through the Heritage Act 2017. 

The Victorian Government is also providing grant funding through the Living Heritage grants program to protect heritage places and objects included in the Victoria Heritage Register that are considered to be ‘at risk’. The program has delivered two funding rounds to date and is supporting the conservation of a diverse range of heritage places and objects across Victoria. The information sessions will also examine future grant funding opportunties

Presenters will include representatives from both Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria.

The sessions will run as below and participants must RSVP to secure a place.

Please RSVP to Heritage.ActReview@delwp.vic.gov.au in accordance with the dates below stating your name, any organisation that you represent and the total number of places being reserved.

If there are particular aspects of either the new Heritage Act or the Living Heritage Grants program that you would like to see addressed in the presentations, you are welcome to highlight these in your RSVP.

MELBOURNE 16 October 10:30-12:30 am College of Surgeons 250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne 12 October
BENDIGO 18 October 1:00-3:00 pm La Trobe Art Institute 121 View Street, Bendigo 13 October
GEELONG 23 October 10:30-12:30 am Library – Wurdi Youang South Room 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong 19 October