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12 April 2017

Indigo Heritage Awards to be revamped


Indigo Shire Council’s annual Heritage Awards are undergoing a ‘refurbishment’.  The awards, which are normally held annually, have been deferred this year so the awards program can undergo a revamp.

Heritage Advisory Committee chair Peter Wood said the committee was looking at ways to better present the awards and showcase the applications.

“Our shire’s heritage is strong and well loved. We want to be able to do justice to those people who care for our heritage and who take the trouble to enter their projects in the heritage awards,” Mr Wood said.

“Accordingly, it was decided that this year we would not hold the awards but bring them back in 2018. In the meantime, the committee will be investigating a range of different ways to present the awards.

Mr Wood said the awards had been very successful over many years and he praised committee members who had been involved in that time.

“Everything that has been done in the awards program in the past is important and valued. And that will inform our review. With our understanding of what heritage is and our understanding of what people consider is important, it is time to take a fresh look at the awards program.”

Mr Wood said that once a new format for the awards had been finalised, it would be publicised well in advance of the awards in 2018.


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For further information:
Contact Cr Jenny O'Connor
Email jenny.oconnor@indigoshire.vic.gov.au
Phone 0417 126 409