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Help us identify heritage places

Help us identify heritage places

Published:
Friday 13 March 2020

Bass Coast Shire Council is conducting a Heritage Gaps Study, to identify places within the Shire with heritage significance.

The Study will review the Shire’s post-contact heritage, a period focusing on the region’s history from first contact between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, through to today.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said it is a Council priority to ensure that the significance of Bass Coast’s heritage places is protected.

“As such, we have commissioned a Heritage Gaps Study and Prioritisation Framework, which will help establish which places are of significance and should be progressed to a Planning Scheme Amendment and the order in which this should be done,” Cr Tessari said.

“This Study provides the community with a fantastic opportunity to participate in identifying significant heritage places in Bass Coast, while endeavouring to stay consistent across the Shire.”

To assist in identifying the Shire’s heritage places, Council is seeking nominations from the community for places to be considered in the Study.

If you know of a local place, structure, building, relic or object that may have heritage significance you can nominate, using the form at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/heritage. Send completed forms to PO Box 118, Wonthaggi VIC 3995, or email to strategic.planningadmin@basscoast.vic.gov.au by Friday, 3 April.

Cr Tessari said that the Bass Coast region has a rich history.

“We have a large number of intact Aboriginal archaeological sites and post-European settlement heritage places, which help us to tell the story of how the Municipality has come to be,” Cr Tessari said.

“The protection of these places is imperative to maintaining links with the past and upholding the values and character of the present.”

For more information on the Study, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/heritage or contact Council’s Strategic Planning Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email strategic.planningadmin@basscoast.vic.gov.au.