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Terms of Reference Heritage Advisory Committee



Heritage Advisory Committee




June 2009


These Terms of Reference are an adjunct to Councilís Advisory Committee Core Terms of Reference 2009.


1.†††††††† Background

Heritage is a legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we

pass on to future generations.Our heritage gives us a sense of living history and provides a physical link to the work and way of life of earlier generations.The Heritage Advisory Committee has a responsibility to advise Council on how best to conserve, promote and manage Parramattaís heritage for future generations.


2.†††††††† Primary Purpose

2.1†††††† To assist Council to develop policies and strategies in relation to the management of heritage in Parramatta within the parameters of Councilís authority and responsibilities.


2.2†††††† To assist Council in the allocation of Heritage Assistance Grants.


2.3†††††† To advise Council on a range of heritage-related matters which are of interest to the Community.


3.†††††††† Roles and Responsibilities

3.1††††† Advise Council on how to promote and involve the community in Parramattaís heritage and history .


3.2†††††† Encourage Council to support and endorse programs and events that promote heritage in Parramatta.


3.3†††††† Share information about heritage events and issues in the Parramatta LGA.


3.4†††††† Provide comment on development applications and proposals of heritage significance including archaeological investigations.


3.5†††††† Assist in the allocation of Councilís Local Heritage Fund for local heritage projects.


3.6†††††† Make recommendations to Council on applications for the Local Heritage Fund.


3.7†††††† Assist Council with the identification, protection and preservation of significant items of heritage.


3.8†††††† Provide support to Council on how best to care and protect heritage items, including ongoing management and stewardship.

3.9†††††† Support and encourage the acquisition and management of archival, oral and documentary evidence and environmental details for heritage items.


4.†††††††† Membership Criteria

Applicants must meet at least one of the following criterion:


4.1†††††† People who live, work, or study in the Parramatta LGA.


4.2†††††† Have a proven commitment, sensitivity, and understanding of issues relating to heritage issues in the Parramatta LGA.


4.3†††††† Be a employee or member of an organisation whose primary function relates to the preservation of heritage.


5.†††††††† Frequency of Meetings

5.1†††††† The Committee will meet bi-monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm, or as required.


5.2†††††† Depending on need, working parties will be established to address specific issues.The working party will meet and report to the Committee.