Thursday, May 30, 2024

Albury to review local heritage sites

AlburyCity Council is working with Charles Sturt University to undertake a Heritage Review of the Local Government Area (LGA).

There are currently 13 state heritage listings, one Declared Aboriginal Place, 245 local heritage places and 16 Heritage Conservation Areas in the Albury LGA.

Community members are now being invited to nominate places they believe have heritage significance to be assessed as part of the review process.

Nominations are also being accepted to delist local heritage items from the Albury Local Environmental Plan 2010.

AlburyCity Mayor, Kylie King encouraged the community to take part in the process.

“This is your opportunity to help decide which places within our city are preserved for future generations,” Mayor King said.

“Heritage places aren’t just buildings, they could include things such as social places, cultural sites, trees and natural landscapes.

“Anyone can nominate, so if there is a place that you think needs to be on the list make sure you share your thoughts with us.”

AlburyCity is working with Charles Sturt University’s Associate Professor Dirk Spennemann on the Heritage Review.

“Albury’s heritage is important to our community and the survey findings from Round 1 of the review clearly show us that,” Prof Spennemann said.

“Now we want to get people thinking about what is missing from the current heritage list. We know that there is a great love of monumental architecture in our community, but there is much more to Albury’s heritage, particularly Indigenous Australian places of heritage significance and places from the mid and late 20th Century,” he said.

For more information or to nominate a place of heritage significance visit the AlburyCity website.

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