Through its actions and contributions, the Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee encourages increased community participation, awareness and appreciation of heritage in the Blue Mountains area. 

The HAC acts in an advisory capacity and has no formal delegations. It is composed of 2 Councillors and 8 - 12 community members who are appointed by the Council. 

The objectives of the Committee include: 

  • Promote heritage matters within the community, such as supporting Council to raise awareness and appreciation of the City’s cultural heritage and contributing to collective knowledge.
  • Provide advice to the Council in relation to proposed and current heritage listings, including the identification and documentation of heritage items. 
  • Provide advice on heritage policy development and administration.
  • Provide advice on heritage project development and delivery. 
  • Provide advice and assist in the establishment and administration of a Local Heritage Fund (subject to available funds).
  • Provide support for the Council in effective heritage management, such as alerting Council to heritage issues within the community, helping to preserve heritage and supporting education, awareness and capacity building. 
  • Provide expertise and evidence based advice on the management of Council’s property including heritage sites, buildings, cemeteries and cultural landscapes.
  • Assist in the development of positive economic benefits to the Blue Mountains through appropriate heritage management, including the identification and procurement of heritage grants, sustainable use and re-use of heritage items and engaging with local tourism and business on economic outcomes. 

For further information and queries, contact Council on 4780 5000 or council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Expressions of Interest for Membership of the Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee

 

Council is currently seeking public Expressions of Interest (EOI) from members of the Blue Mountains community to fill vacant community membership positions on our Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee. The Committee meets approximately 4 times a year, with additional meetings held as required.

 

The Heritage Advisory Committee, established in 2011, acts in an advisory capacity to the Council and provides support and advice on cultural heritage within the Blue Mountains Local Government Area (LGA).

 

Heritage is a diverse field and may include built heritage, cultural landscapes, moveable heritage, local histories and documenting heritage.

 

Through its actions and contributions, the Committee encourages increased community participation, awareness and appreciation of heritage in the Blue Mountains area. 


Council currently has up to 5 vacant positions that are available for a 3 year term. (Note: membership terms are generally for a 4 year period, but to ensure staggered terms for members as per clause 3.3 of the Committee’s Terms of Reference, the term intake will be 3 years on this occasion, to enable the term to continue mid-way through the next term of the Council.)

 

Council is seeking EOIs from interested individuals that possess the personal attributes, experience and skills required to make a positive contribution to the working of the Committee, including a demonstrated extensive knowledge of and interest in the local heritage and history of the Blue Mountains.

 

Community members will be chosen from a range of backgrounds and a geographic spread across the City. Individuals who are members of local heritage organisations are also encouraged to apply.

 

Expressions of Interest application forms, including a summary of relevant experience and a minimum of two referees, are to be received by Council by 5pm on Monday 28 October 2019 (please note extended deadline)

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Download and complete a copy of the Expression of Interest Application Form.

 

Please read Council’s Code of Conduct and the Committee’s Terms of Reference before completing an application.

 

Completed applications, along with any supporting documentation, can be lodged by email to HeritageAdvisoryCommittee@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or a hard copy may be posted to Council:

 

Blue Mountains City Council

Heritage Advisory Committee Admin

Locked Bag 1005

Katoomba NSW 2780

 

Next Steps in the EOI process

 

Following the EOI closing date, a BMHAC Recruitment Panel comprising of the BMHAC Chair, one existing community member and the relevant Council manager or delegate, will review received applications. Following this process, nominations for BMHAC membership will be recommended to the Council. It is anticipated that successful candidates will be notified of their appointment in writing in early November, with attendance at the next Committee meeting to be held in early December.