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WA native title bodies say new heritage law will not stop another ‘Juukan’

WA native title bodies say new heritage law will not stop another ‘Juukan’

Aboriginal groups from Perth to the Kimberley are campaigning against an updated Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act which still leaves it up to a government minister as to whether significant sites can be damaged.

  • by Peter de Kruijff

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‘We’re not going to see this lost’: Heritage protection for harbour coal loader

‘We’re not going to see this lost’: Heritage protection for harbour coal loader

The Coal Loader was the most advanced facility of its kind in Australia when it began operating as a depot for shifting coal from bulk carriers to smaller vessels in 1919, according to the National Trust.

  • by Megan Gorrey
WA awards new contract to safeguard Burrup rock art for World Heritage bid

WA awards new contract to safeguard Burrup rock art for World Heritage bid

The new program to protect Burrup artworks is essential for the World Heritage bid, but preparations were interrupted when the previous contractor was sacked.

  • by Emma Young
May Gibbs’ former studio to claim first heritage blue plaque
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May Gibbs’ former studio to claim first heritage blue plaque

Heritage homes and buildings in NSW will soon sport commemorative plaques modelled on the famous blue plaques of London.

  • by Lucy Cormack
WA cuts loose Burrup rock art monitors for breaching $7 million contract, considers limiting industry

WA cuts loose Burrup rock art monitors for breaching $7 million contract, considers limiting industry

Good science to protect Burrup artworks are essential for a World Heritage bid, and after 15 years of contested science, high hopes greeted this new program.

  • by Emma Young
Developers defeated by new Harbour park at site ‘money couldn’t buy’

Developers defeated by new Harbour park at site ‘money couldn’t buy’

Sydneysiders will soon have a new foreshore park to enjoy once a World War II-era factory on the lower north shore is demolished. 

  • by Josh Dye
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War Memorial excavation and demolition get the green light

War Memorial excavation and demolition get the green light

The Australian War Memorial can start work on its $500 million redevelopment after receiving approval for early works including a controversial demolition.

  • by Katina Curtis
First act of reconciliation between Indigenous Australians and Cook recognised

First act of reconciliation between Indigenous Australians and Cook recognised

A rocky outcrop near Cooktown where Captain James Cook and Indigenous leaders reached a peaceful settlement over turtles in July 1770 has been added to Queensland’s heritage register.

  • by Tony Moore
North Sydney’s MLC Building listed on the state heritage register

North Sydney’s MLC Building listed on the state heritage register

Architecture and heritage advocates have been fighting to save the mid-century office block from a $450 million redevelopment.

  • by Megan Gorrey
The plan to revive Sydney’s Fort Denison with a new restaurant and bar

The plan to revive Sydney’s Fort Denison with a new restaurant and bar

The former fortress will reopen to revellers under plans for a new restaurant, bar and visitor tours.

  • by Megan Gorrey
Memorial to David Jones founder no longer past its best before date

Memorial to David Jones founder no longer past its best before date

On Monday the memorial will be unveiled after extensive restoration, 183 years to the day after Welsh-born immigrant David Jones opened his first premises in Sydney’s CBD.

  • by Tim Barlass