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2016 Heritage Management and Planning Seminar
Industrial Heritage

28-29 April, Kalgoorlie Town Hall

Industry is about innovation, infrastructure and effort. Each of these is represented in the heritage around us, from the many mining heritage sites to the unique achievements of the Golden Pipeline.

On 28 and 29 April 2016, the Heritage Council delivered the annual Heritage Management & Planning Seminar, hosted by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder at the historic Kalgoorlie Town Hall and Council Chambers.

Delegates heard speakers present on a wide range of topics relating to industrial heritage, from printing presses to the Super Pit; from railways to sandalwood. The seminar also included a selection of site visits offering firsthand experience of WA’s mining heritage.

A tour to Leonora and the historic Sons of Gwalia Minesite was offered on Wednesday 27 April. Guided by Engineering Heritage Australia, this tour included the headframe and winder engine, recently listed as an Engineering Heritage National Marker.

2015 Heritage Management and Planning Seminar

Heritage Means Business

16-17 April 2015
Midland Town Hall

The Heritage Council's annual Heritage Management & Planning Seminar was a key opportunity for those working in, or with, the heritage industry, to keep up to date with current issues and ideas. With a theme of 'Heritage Means Business', the 2015 seminar proved to be a varied and stimulating sharing of ideas.

Over two days, we heard speakers from business and industry provide updates on current activities, new developments and future projects. These insightful presentations explored ways in which heritage can be a basis, stimulus and catalyst for commercial activity, and demonstrated the potential for heritage conservation through innovative adaptation and sound management. View the full program.

Hosted by the City of Swan, the main activities were set in the historic Midland Town Hall, with an opportunity to explore heritage sites within the surrounding area. An informal dinner at Little Guildford provided excellent networking opportunities.

The seminar was invaluable to local government staff, heritage practitioners or those in related roles in government agencies or private industry. For the first time, owners of heritage places joined us, together with community members with an interest in history and heritage.

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