Reimagining Place

Inspiring 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.

Heritage 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.

The examples provided much food for thought and Genevieve was inundated with emails and messages following her presentation.

Conference 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.

The 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.

The Tasmanian Heritage Council was a valued contributor of the 2018 LGAT Conference.

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