Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Advisory Committee provides advice to Council, manages the Heritage Restoration Fund, promotes and seeks funding for heritage issues and supports cultural heritage management within Indigo Shire.

Membership of the committee includes Councillors, local community representatives, special interest and general community representatives, and heritage organisation representatives.

Applications are now open for new members

There is a wealth of heritage in Indigo Shire and a great community committed to caring for their important places. If you have an interest in history and would like to contribute to the conservation of our heritage you are invited to nominate for membership of the Indigo Shire Heritage Advisory Committee.

Membership of the committee includes Councillors and representatives from the arts and crafts area, heritage organisations and special interest and general community representatives.

The objectives of the Committee include: 

  • Advising the eligibility of applications for financial assistance through the Indigo Shire Heritage Advisory Committee fund.
  • Investigating funding through grants and sponsorship for specific heritage projects and assist and support individuals or organisations to obtain funding for heritage related projects.
  • Providing advice and input on special projects where identified by the Indigo Shire Heritage Advisory Committee, the community, or the Council.
  • Providing advice on the development of events, community and school educational materials, specialist trade courses, etc. to further cultural heritage and conservation awareness within the Indigo Shire.
  • Assisting the Heritage Advisor appointed to Council to undertake:
  • Research
  • Identify structures for inclusion in the Shire’s heritage overlay or precincts
  • Other strategic work required by the Heritage Advisor
  • Matters associated with Indigenous heritage, culture, assets and sites will be a priority
    • Promoting and managing the annual Heritage Awards Program in partnership with the National Trust (Victoria).
    • Making recommendations to Council on issues of Heritage concern and strategic policy.
    • Liaising with other Shire Advisory Committees on a regular basis as appropriate.

The Indigo Shire Heritage Advisory Committee is open to people with knowledge, expertise and interest in natural, built, cultural and indigenous heritage, and a willingness to promote heritage conservation in the Indigo Shire. Council encourages any group or individual with an interest in heritage, tourism, construction, architecture, and the built or natural environment to nominate themselves as a representative of the Committee.

For further information or a nomination form, please call Kirsten Pickering, Town Planner on 03 5728 8000 or email kirsten.pickering@indigoshire.vic.gov.au. The Nomination Form can also be downloaded from Council’s website www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au

Please return your Nomination Form to Council addressed to Mr  Ian Scholes, Manager Planning & Sustainable Development, Indigo Shire Council, PO Box 28, Beechworth, Victoria, 3747, or email to info@indigoshire.vic.gov.au.

Download a nomination form here

Last updated: 08 May 2017