CANBERRA LIBERALS FRESH APPROACH TO HERITAGE

The Canberra Liberals are committed to preserving heritage in the ACT and will deliver new ways to ensure appreciation of heritage, better planning, education tools and funding for peak bodies, Shadow Minister for Heritage Alistair Coe said today.

“Today the Canberra Liberals have a released a heritage plan to guide the way forward in fostering and managing heritage into the future,” Mr Coe said.

“Our commitments to heritage include:

 Preparing a heritage strategy for Canberra and the region in consultation with stakeholders and the community.

 Implementing a blue plaques scheme to make sites with significance more prominent.

 Providing better resources for people to record their history, including recording kits.

 Introducing a heritage grading of buildings after extensive consultation.

 Ensuring that heritage sites are incorporated into estate plans when new suburbs are planned.

 Commissioning a heritage app.

 Providing $200,000 in additional funding for heritage organisations.

“Our heritage plan will result in better outcomes in planning and boost interest for educational purposes,” Mr Coe concluded.