local governments to use the enterprise and enthusiasm of community members was
a key message at the Tasmanian Heritage Council’s plenary session at the 2018 Local
Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) Conference.
Council member and architect Genevieve Lilley used fascinating examples from Tasmania,
Australia and globally to demonstrate how, despite modest resources, ambitious projects
are able to be achieved.
examples provided much food for thought and Genevieve was inundated with emails
and messages following her presentation.
attendees also had an opportunity to join Heritage Council member Kathryn
McCann on the ‘Rewind Tour’ of Wrest Point Casino. The behind the scenes tour
allowed attendees to explore the rich history and stories of the Casino, as
well as an opportunity to share their own stories. The Wrest Point Casino Tower
and Riviera Hotel was entered in the Tasmanian Heritage Register in 2017 for demonstrating
the evolution of tourism and hospitality facilities in Tasmania.
Heritage Council has been part of the LGAT Conference since 2006. The
Conference provides an opportunity for the Heritage Council to engage with local
government and discuss how best to shape positive outcomes for Tasmania’s
historic heritage places. The event also provides an opportunity for
Councillors to provide feedback to the Heritage Council, and to seek advice on heritage issues within their communities.
Tasmanian Heritage Council was a valued contributor of the 2018 LGAT