Heritage Minister John Castrilli today announced the appointment of Professor John Stephens to a four-year term at the Heritage Council of Western Australia.
Mr Castrilli said Professor Stephens would join the council this month.
Professor Stephens is a teacher in the School of the Built Environment at Curtin University and is highly respected as a lecturer of heritage and conservation to architecture, interior design and cultural heritage students.
He has a long history of volunteer work in various aspects of Western Australian history and most recently at the RSL and the Army Museum of WA.
“I am very pleased that Professor Stephens has agreed to contribute his time and expertise to further the important work of the Heritage Council,” the Minister said.
“This includes working to achieve the objectives of Western Australia’s first Cultural Heritage Policy and contributing to and overseeing the review of the outdated Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990.”
The appointment ensures that the interests of the community, owners, heritage professionals, and local government are well represented on the council. Professor Stephens is the National Trust representative.
“The Heritage Council plays a vital role in ensuring the heritage of our State is protected for future generations of West Australians,” Mr Castrilli said.
“Professor Stephen’s appointment will ensure the council is well equipped to deal with the many issues facing the conservation and development of our significant heritage assets.”
“I would also like to recognise the important contribution to the council made by the late Professor David Dolan and for his recognition and conservation of WA’s rich cultural heritage.”
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