Festival Hall could be saved as Heritage Victoria recommends protection for Melbourne venue

Festival Hall could be saved as Heritage Victoria recommends protection for Melbourne venue

Posted May 18, 2018 08:18:41 Photo: The proposed development would see two apartment towers built on the site. (Supplied) Related Story: ‘We’re being pummelled’: Festival Hall owners say it can’t compete as redevelopment plans unveiled Melbourne’s Festival Hall could be saved from demolition, after Heritage Victoria recommended the 100-year-old venue …

India’s Adopt a Heritage scheme opens icons to corporate advertising – RN

India’s Adopt a Heritage scheme opens icons to corporate advertising – RN

Posted May 18, 2018 07:00:00 The Taj Mahal: an architectural masterpiece. The Red Fort: a symbol of India’s hard-fought independence. The Sunderbans National Park, a last stronghold for the majestic Bengal tiger. These are just a handful of India’s national treasures now up for “adoption” by private and public sector …

Federal Government dishes up $3m to fund private huts in Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area

Federal Government dishes up $3m to fund private huts in Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area

Posted May 04, 2018 05:45:20 Photo: Huts proposed for Tasmania’s South Coast Track are funded under plans to open up more areas for commercial development. (ABC News: Dan Broun) Related Story: Calls to ban cruise ships near Tasmanian national parks Related Story: Rezoning of World Heritage zone needed to boost …

Railway heritage clock collection tells the importance of time for train transport

Railway heritage clock collection tells the importance of time for train transport

Posted April 30, 2018 08:12:59 Photo: Clock conservator Doug Minty inside the Sydney Trains heritage clock collection. (ABC Radio Sydney: Luke Wong) Related Story: The clocks that made the trains (and an entire state) run on time Related Story: Sydney is rebuilding tram systems ripped out in the 1960s Hidden …

Heritage experts confident historic Anglican churches will be preserved after sale

Heritage experts confident historic Anglican churches will be preserved after sale

By Laura Beavis Posted April 29, 2018 14:05:42 As Tasmania’s Anglican Church prepares to sell off churches to fund redress for abuse victims, heritage experts are confident about the preservation of important architecture. The Tasmanian Anglican Diocese has proposed selling more than 120 properties, including churches, halls, houses and vacant …

WA accused of undermining Burrup peninsula’s world heritage listing | Australia news

Any plans to increase industrial development on Western Australia‚Äôs Burrup peninsula could damage the rock art and undermine efforts to secure world heritage listing, advocates have said. The Burrup peninsula, or Murujuga, near Karratha in the north-west of the state, is home to a collection of more than 500,000 petroglyphs, …

Burrup Peninsula industry and World Heritage proposal ‘go together’, Premier says

Burrup Peninsula industry and World Heritage proposal ‘go together’, Premier says

Updated April 20, 2018 16:06:55 Photo: The State Government believes a balance can be found between environment and industry on the Burrup Peninsula. (ABC Rural: Lucie Bell) Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan says two new possible major developments tipped for the Burrup Peninsula would not impact plans to seek World …

Cane farmer draws on Basque heritage to encourage female farm succession – ABC Rural

Cane farmer draws on Basque heritage to encourage female farm succession – ABC Rural

For Burdekin region schoolgirls Alaya and Ellyana Mugica, the classroom extends far beyond their school hours. When their dad, Ayr farmer Frank Mugica, heads out into the paddock on his tractor, the seven and 11-year-old girls are right behind him, learning the day-to-day operations of the family’s enterprise. “All my …

Rezoning of World Heritage zone needed to further Tasmanian eco-tourism vision, Premier says

Rezoning of World Heritage zone needed to further Tasmanian eco-tourism vision, Premier says

Posted April 11, 2018 21:41:56 Photo: The view looking down to the new Lake Tahune Hut, at Frenchmans Cap. (Supplied: Tasmanian Government) A second area governed by Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area management plan has been put forward as a candidate for rezoning to allow more people to “experience these …

Queen Victoria Market redevelopment permit rejected by Heritage Victoria

Queen Victoria Market redevelopment permit rejected by Heritage Victoria

Updated March 28, 2018 11:50:13 Photo: Traders at the market are divided over the redevelopment plans. (ABC News: Stephanie Chalkley-Rhoden) Related Story: Revamp of Melbourne’s historic Victoria Market gets green light The City of Melbourne says it has been blindsided by Heritage Victoria’s decision to reject a key part of …