Heritage Advisory Committee
Council's Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) comprises Yarra residents who are passionate about the preservation of local heritage.
The HAC was established in 2013. It's role is to:
- Provide advice to Council on strategic heritage matters.
- Support promotion of local heritage.
- Raise awareness and assist in the development of heritage services.
- Facilitate the views of residents and heritage groups to Council regarding heritage matters.
Meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis, rotating amongst Council’s offices in Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond.
Nominations for the HAC
Council called for nominations for three new members to join the HAC in January 2016. The outcome of the nominations is expected to be announced in April 2016.
Terms of Reference
Here is the Heritage Advisory Committee's Terms of Reference:
Heritage Advisory Committee ToR updated 22 July 2014 (44.86 KB)
HAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes
It comprises two subgroups - the Heritage Strategy subgroup and Local and State Policy subgroup. The subgroups meet regularly in addition to the full committee meetings.
Monday 12 December 2016
HAC Meeting Agenda 12 December 2016 (65.17 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 12 December 2016 (126.10 KB)
Wednesday 3 August 2016
HAC Meeting Agenda 3 August 2016 (75.13 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 3 August 2016 (82.48 KB)
Wednesday 1 June 2016
HAC Meeting Agenda 1 June 2016 (1) (74.52 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 1 June 2016 (83.32 KB)
Wednesday 6 April 2016
HAC Meeting Agenda 6 April 2016 (74.70 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 6 April 2016 (82.31 KB)
Wednesday 10 February 2016
HAC Meeting Agenda 10 February 2016 (74.42 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 10 February 2016 (82.72 KB)
Wednesday 7 October 2015
HAC Meeting Agenda 7 October 2015 (74.36 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 7 October 2015 (81.87 KB)
Wednesday 5 August 2015
HAC Meeting Agenda 5 August 2015 (74.39 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 5 August 2015 (79.46 KB)
Wednesday 3 June 2015
HAC Meeting Agenda 3 June 2015 (74.33 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 3 June 2015 (81.05 KB)
Wednesday 1 April 2015:
HAC Meeting Agenda 1 April 2015 (73.74 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 1 April 2015 (80.69 KB)
Wednesday 4 February 2015:
HAC Agenda 4 February 2015 (73.17 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 4 February 2015 (76.76 KB)
Wednesday 29 October 2014:
HAC Meeting Agenda 29 October 2014 (72.95 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 29 October 2014 (75.44 KB)
Wednesday 9 September 2014:
HAC Meeting Agenda 3 September 2014.docx (72.69 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 3 September 2014.docx (73.87 KB)
Wednesday 6 August 2014:
HAC Meeting Agenda 6 August 2014.docx (73.06 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 6 August 2014.docx (76.85 KB)
Wednesday 4 June 2014:
HAC Meeting Agenda 4 June 2014 (73.01 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 4 June 2014 (77.06 KB)
Wednesday 5 February 2014:
HAC Meeting Agenda 5 February 2014 (72.45 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes 5 February 2014 (74.67 KB)
Wednesday 11 December 2013:
HAC Meeting Agenda Wednesday 11 December 2013.docx (72.76 KB)
Heritage Strategy Checklist.doc (118.00 KB)
Federal Heritage Funding.pdf (111.42 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes Wednesday 11 December 2013.docx (77.07 KB)
Monday 28 October 2013:
HAC Meeting Agenda Monday 28 October 2013 - revised.docx (72.85 KB)
Attachment 1 - HAC Monday 28 October 2013.docx (18.84 KB)
Attachment 2 - HAC Monday 28 October 2013.docx (77.15 KB)
Attachment 3 - HAC Monday 28 October 2013.pdf (97.08 KB)
Attachment 4 - HAC Monday 28 October 2013.docx (926.94 KB)
Attachment 5 - HAC Monday 28 October 2013.docx (112.08 KB)
Attachment 6 - HAC Monday 28 October 2013.pdf (111.42 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes Monday 28 October 2013.docx (77.00 KB)
Wednesday 21 August 2013:
HAC Meeting Agenda Wednesday 21 August 2013 - revised.docx (72.55 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes Wednesday 21 August 2013 - revised.docx (73.41 KB)
Thursday 30 May 2013:
HAC Meeting Agenda Thursday 30 May 2013.docx (68.02 KB)
HAC Meeting Minutes Thursday 30 May 2013 - revised.docx (73.71 KB)
Heritage Strategy Subgroup Agendas and Minutes
Wednesday 6 November:
Heritage Strategy subgroup - Meeting Agenda Wednesday 6 November 2013.docx (68.64 KB)
Heritage Strategy subgroup - Meeting Minutes Wednesday 6 November 2013.docx (74.87 KB)
Tuesday 24 September:
Heritage Strategy subgroup - Meeting Agenda Tuesday 24 September 2013.docx (71.53 KB)
Heritage Strategy subgroup - Meeting Minutes Tuesday 24 September 2013 (74.07 KB)
Local and State Policy Subgroup Agendas and Minutes
Wednesday 13 November 2013:
Local & State Policy subgroup - Meeting Agenda Wednesday 13 November 2013.docx (71.51 KB)
Local & State Policy subgroup - Meeting Minutes Wednesday 13 November 2013 - revised.docx (75.80 KB)
Council appointed the members of the committee at its meeting on 9 April 2013. Members are appointed for a period of two years and Councillors are appointed on an annual basis.
Councillor representatives: Cr James Searle, Cr Jackie Fristacky, Cr Stephen Jolly
The members of the committee (including a short profile and image of their favourite Yarra building) are:
Jill Anwyl is the founder and President of Princes Hill North Carlton Heritage Network Inc. (www.heritage3054.org.au) which was set up in 2009. She has been a resident of Princes Hill for over 40 years and along with other community members and visitors, values the heritage features of houses, public buildings and streetscapes in the area. Jill has been involved in numerous campaigns over the years to preserve the historic legacy of the area, including as an active member of the North Carlton Association. Jill is also a member of other Yarra community groups and before her retirement was a senior policy officer with the Department of Education. Two statements that we need to bear in mind: a city only lives when its heritage and culture live; and, if we do not honour our past, we lose our future.
Paul Beekman is the Head of Humanities at The University High School, Parkville, and an executive member of the Melbourne Heritage Action Group. In 2007, he was the William Buckland Teaching Fellow at the State Library of Victoria, helping to develop heritage focused educational programs for school students. In 2012, he was awarded the Hugh Rogers Fellowship by the Melbourne-Boston Sister Cities Association, undertaking independent research in ‘New Civics’ and the pedagogical value of heritage spaces in cities, in collaboration with the Civic and Moral Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Paul has recently participated as a speaker and panellist in heritage forums at Melbourne University, the National Trust of Victoria and as a presenter at the Museum of the City of New York. Paul is a long time Fitzroy resident with a passion for developing greater community understanding of the value of Yarra’s built heritage and natural environments.
I am passionate about all things heritage and have always taken an active interest in heritage issues of all types. Heritage involves historic buildings as well as cultural heritage, streetscapes, trees and parklands, and these are very important and diverse in the City of Yarra. There are presently a lot of pressures on all these due to the changing times, increasing populations and proposed new roads. I am a long time resident of North Carlton and have been active in many groups to help protect our heritage and am a member of the National Trust, Princes Hill North Carlton Heritage Network, Friends of Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Protectors of Public Lands Vic Inc., Bush Heritage and the North Carlton Amnesty International group.
I am hoping that membership in the Yarra Heritage Advisory Group will assist the Yarra Council to preserve and protect all aspects of our heritage for the future.
One of my favourite heritage buildings is the North Carton Railway Station, now a Neighbourhood House. A great building in an historic park saved and loved by the local people.
Alix Hill (representing The National Trust of Austalia)
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has developed a strong presence in the City of Yarra since the establishment of a Collingwood/Fitzroy/Richmond Branch in 1991 and through representation on City of Yarra reference groups, engagement with heritage planning and involvement with local community groups. Later in 2013, the National Trust will strengthen this relationship further by launching their Inner North East Branch, encompassing the suburbs of Richmond, Cremorne, Alphington, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill and Fitzroy (within the bCity of Yarra) and the suburbs of Carlton, North Carlton and Parkville (within the City of Melbourne). Holding a Chair on this Committee is a definitive commitment by the National Trust to the heritage of Yarra.
I am a firm believer in the value of heritage and the importance of community involvement in it. I have a reputation of taking action in support of these beliefs.
As a community representative on the committee and a member of the Yarra Residents Coalition (YRC), my priorities will be:
- To bring the community views especially the YRC Charter, into the agendas of the committee;
- to get a heritage department within council.
- To translate the TOR of the committee into action, by agreeing on a program of work for improving heritage protection, preservation and conservation in Yarra, and
- To support council’s efforts to improve results in heritage protection and preservation by effective liaison with other responsible parties, including;
- world heritage management and related statutory and regulatory mechanisms, and
- planning for new residential zones and Melbourne’s Strategic Plan.
Lucinda is an architect and heritage consultant, and has lived in Richmond since 2003. She has worked in Sydney, Melbourne and regional Victoria, and specialises in heritage conservation. She has extensive experience in heritage assessment, building conservation [particularly complex building structures], sustainable adaptive reuse and heritage advisory roles working in private practice and local government. Lucinda is a member of Australia ICOMOS and an active member of ArchiTeam Cooperative; and is currently assisting in the development of the organisation’s mentoring program.
Favorite Heritage: The Wallen Road Bridge is a good example of Yarra City’s heritage. The bridge, which was built in 1881, crosses the Yarra River - joining Hawthorn to Richmond. The bridge’s steel structure is understated and elegant and I like the experience gained whilst travelling from Hawthorn to Richmond onto Swan Street, whether as a pedestrian, by car or by tram. One feels a tangible sense of arrival heighted by the treed parkland/landscapes located to the north and south along Swan Street – The Yarra Boulevard, Burnley Park and the nearby Burnley Golf Course.
Lucinda understands the challenges Councils face in balancing urban growth and development, whilst preserving culturally significant sites, buildings and elements!
Janet Taylor has been actively involved in conserving and promoting local heritage since the 1970s as a founding and continuing member of the Collingwood Historical Society (Abbotsford, Clifton Hill and Collingwood). This has included membership of previous heritage review committees for the City of Collingwood and of Yarra and being a spokesperson in planning applications. Through the Historical Society she has been active in communicating with the wider community through history publications, talks, history walks and website. She has also had a long career in social research. As senior researcher at the Brotherhood of St Laurence she has worked with a wide range of people and policy issues within the City of Yarra and has a breadth of knowledge about relevant local issues. Her current memberships include: Collingwood Historical Society Inc (Heritage co-ordinator, Treasurer); Fitzroy History Society; 3068 Group Inc ; and Yarra Residents Coalition.
Ian’s professional involvement in heritage started in 1990 when he joined the National Trust in Victoria as Conservation Manager. He brought to the job extensive experience as a consultant town planner, which he applied to advocacy at tribunals, panels and the Heritage Council. He also developed a strong media profile for the Trust’s major campaigns.
Since leaving the Trust in 1997, he has operated as a consultant heritage planner while also working half time at Heritage Victoria. As a consultant he has undertaken projects for local councils, State government departments and the Heritage Council as well as private clients. At Heritage Victoria he is best known for organising regular local government workshops for Heritage Advisors, council officers and their consultants. Before leaving heritage Victoria in April 2014 he was responsible for furthering Heritage Victoria’s program to complete State coverage of municipal heritage studies.
Ian is currently the Victorian State Representative on the Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites).
Ian has a strong interest in industrial heritage and after occupying the former Burnley Bakery for the twelve years he moved into a town house conversion of Russell Brothers second Richmond tannery in Rose Street.
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