Our commitment to heritage protection has been enhanced with the adoption of the Greater Geelong Municipal Heritage Strategy 2017-2021 at the council meeting held on 20 September 2017.
The endorsement will
also see a commitment to the formation of a Heritage Advisory Committee.
Strategy will provide a framework to guide Council on heritage matters within
the organisation and the broader community, and has been prepared in-line with
Heritage Victoria and State Government guidelines.
using research, input from stakeholder groups, a community workshop and
internal Council units, the Strategy will require that we build our capacity within the organisation, including training for Officers and
Councillors, additional resourcing and securing external funding.
Greater Geelong Heritage Strategy will assist us to meet our obligations
under the Planning and Environment Act, Planning Scheme, Heritage Act and the
Aboriginal Heritage Act. It focuses on our responsibilities and areas of
influence in relation to:
identifying positive heritage measures already employed by Council
prioritising work to be done in the future
managing and protecting the heritage assets of the community and
community, reporting on and celebrating achievements.
Doctor Kathy Alexander - Administrator Chair
City of Greater Geelong is proud of our rich natural, built and cultural
heritage. Our heritage contributes to our understanding of the past, sense of
place and identity.
are working to ensure that our heritage, both tangible and intangible, survives
to be a source of enjoyment, creativity and pride to our residents and visitors
now and into the future.
and promoting our heritage is essential to understanding and enhancing the
image of the City and to share the unique story of Geelong. Every Council
interaction with heritage should be seen as an opportunity to celebrate and
build individual and community connections. This will further promote
understanding and the appreciation of our heritage within the municipality.