Nominations open for Natural heritage List

Natural wonder: Is there a place in our region you feel should be added to the National Heritage List? nominations are open until February 26. Photo by Brodshotz.
Natural wonder: Is there a place in our region you feel should be added to the National Heritage List? nominations are open until February 26. Photo by Brodshotz.

Nominations are now open for places of outstanding natural, Indigenous or historic significance to the nation for possible inclusion on our National Heritage List.

Federal minister for the environment and energy Josh Frydenberg said now is the time to put forward somewhere you love that you feel should be recognised

“Our prestigious National Heritage List celebrates and protects places that reflect our unique landscapes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and development as a nation,” he said.

“The list currently includes more than 100 sites from across Australia and its territories, ranging from icons such as Bondi Beach, Fraser Island and Kakadu National Park to lesser-known gems such as the Dirk Hartog’s Landing Site, Darlington Probation Station, Mount William Stone Hatchet Quarry, Witjira-Dalhousie Springs and the High Court-National Gallery Precinct.”

“Each year, more places are added to the list as our national story unfolds and understanding of our heritage deepens.”

Nominations are open until February 26 and will be considered by the Australian Heritage Council before a final list of places to be assessed in 2018-19 is developed.

As part of that assessment process, there will be further opportunities for public comment on each proposed listing.

Nominations of natural, Indigenous and historic places with significant heritage value for possible Commonwealth heritage listing are also being sought.

For further information, visit www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/nominating-heritage-place or www.environment.gov.au/heritage/ahc/publications/ask-first-guide-respecting-indigenous-heritage-places-and-values.