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National Trusts nominate Heritage at Risk places

The Australian Council of National Trusts has announced top ten places in Australia identified as being most at risk under the 2012 ‘Our Heritage at Risk’ program.

The 2012 list of nominations includes single and groups of buildings, housing precincts, and ecosystems, which have natural, historic and Indigenous values.

The places are (in alphabetical order):

·       Argus Building, Melbourne, Vic

·       Brocks Creek Military Detention Barrack, NT

·       Castlemaine Gaol, Vic

·       Elder Park Bandstand, Adelaide, SA

·       Housing Precincts of Ainslie, Blandfordia5 and Reid, ACT

·       Lake Burley Griffin West Basin, ACT

·       Law Court Building, ACT

·       Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

·       Significant Trees, Qld

·       Thompson Square, Windsor, NSW


The whole of the Murray Darling Basin was again nominated as a region of natural, historic and Indigenous values at risk due to the delays involved in producing an effective management plan, which would ensure sufficient and sustainable flows for the environmental needs of the system and the agricultural practices, which are vital to all Australians.

This program, now in its sixth year, is intended to raise awareness of heritage issues in Australia by identifying those places and objects we value which are at risk.

The final list for 2012 was derived from places throughout Australia identified by public and National Trust nominations earlier this year. A panel of judges comprised of heritage experts from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Australia), the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and the National Trust made the final selection of places.






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