Michelle Roberts

Michelle Roberts

Minister for Housing and Works; Indigenous Affairs; Heritage; Land Information

    The hunt for heroes of heritage

    4/03/2008 12:00 AM

    Heritage Minister Michelle Roberts today called on the community to nominate people and organisations that had made an outstanding contribution to the conservation and enhancement of Western Australia’s heritage.


    “Our heritage places are the visible symbols of the WA story; they are a constant reminder of who we are and where we have been,” Mrs Roberts said.


    “There is a sense these places belong to all Western Australians, yet they are all too often maintained and preserved by volunteers.”


    The Minister said the Western Australian Heritage Awards provided an opportunity for the community to recognise the otherwise unsung heroes of heritage.


     There are three award categories:

    ·         Contribution to heritage in Western Australia by an individual;

    ·         Contribution to heritage in Western Australia by an organisation; and

    ·         Conservation or interpretation of a place listed in the State Register or Heritage places.


    For more information or for nomination forms, visit  http://www.heritage.wa.gov.au or telephone 9221 4177. 


    Nominations close 5pm Thursday, April 24.


    Winners will be announced at the Heritage Council Awards Ceremony in June 2008.


    Minister's office - 9213 6600