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Annual Report 2002/2003 Heritage Advisory Council (Twelfth Report)



Annual Report 2002/2003 Heritage Advisory Council (Twelfth Report)

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HERITAGE ADVISORY COUNCIL TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 2002-03 22 An important event last year was the awarding of the NT Heritage Prize for 2002. The $1,000 prize was awarded to Peter Dermoudy, in a ceremony held at Government House on 4th December 2002. Council has also continued to oversee the process of updating and expanding the range of Fact Sheets available regarding declared heritage places. Policy and Strategy Review of the Northern Territory Heritage Conservation Act 1991 It has been recognised that the Territorys Heritage Conservation Act 1991 is in need of urgent review. The Review was initially announced in the Legislative Assembly on 7 March 2002 by the then Minister for Environment and Heritage, Kon Vatskalis. The review process started in February 2003 with the appointment of a full-time Review Officer and the engagement of a Heritage Legislation Consultant, Peter James. The Review plan developed during February called for an initial consultation phase consisting of meetings with key stakeholders. This group consisted of 20 organisations and individuals whose views were considered by the Heritage Advisory Council as strategically important. The key stakeholders were invited to present their views on the current Heritage Conservation Act and the future direction for heritage legislation in the Territory. Some of the primary issues raised in this process were: Lack of protection for significant heritage places, including WWII sites; Section 39 amendments conflicted with the principal object of the Act; MWU this section was produced by Richard Woolfe and inserted verbatim

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