Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Calling heritage experts

    26/03/2019 2:45 PM
    • Nominations now open for new Heritage Council of Western Australia members
    • The Heritage Council of Western Australia is the State's expert body on matters concerning places of cultural heritage significance 

    Heritage Minister David Templeman today announced nominations are being sought from experienced and qualified individuals to become members of the Heritage Council of Western Australia.


    As the State Government's expert body on heritage matters, the Heritage Council plays a key role in decisions on entries into the State Register of Heritage Places and the development of these places. It also determines State Heritage strategy and policies.


    High calibre women and men from a diversity of fields and backgrounds with relevant skills and experience are strongly encouraged to express their interest in this rewarding opportunity.


    The Heritage Act 2018 sets out criteria that must be met in terms of skills and expertise, moving away from the previous Act's requirement that council members represent certain interests or groups.


    The McGowan Government is committed to gender parity across government boards and committees.


    More details on membership requirements and the process for nominating can be found on the Heritage Council's website at http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au


    Application packages are also available through the Heritage Council's website or by contacting the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on (08) 6551 8002.


    Applications close on May 3, 2019.


    Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:


    "I am excited to invite motivated and highly experienced individuals to nominate for Heritage Council membership.


    "The new Act means we can be more flexible in terms of how we recruit new members while at the same time more clearly define the powers of the council and provide a contemporary governance framework that aligns with public sector best practice.


    "I strongly encourage suitably qualified candidates to consider nominating for this unique opportunity to contribute to the conservation of our State's cultural heritage."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400