Heritage Consultative Committee

The Committee provides Council with both broad-based, community support and input into its heritage initiatives and technical expertise amongst a range of eminent heritage practitioners. The make-up of the Committee includes some of Queensland's most eminent heritage practitioners; representatives from key community groups with a strong interest in heritage, such as the Ipswich Branch of the National Trust, the Rosewood Scrub Historical Society and the Ipswich Genealogical Society; and business and industry representatives.

The make-up of the Committee is intentionally broad-based in order to facilitate a balanced view of heritage protection and overall community input and representation. The Ipswich Heritage Consultative Committee has played an important role: as the steering committee for the Ipswich Heritage Study; as a crucial sounding board for a wide range of new heritage activities; to provide community input into the decision making process involving development applications on heritage sites; and in policy formulation - including prioritising projects for annual budget submissions.

Vision

To assist Council in the promotion of Ipswich as Australia's Heritage City by encouraging the conservation and appreciation of the cultural heritage of Ipswich.

Goals

  1. To provide Council with balanced advice, by adopting a holistic approach, to encourage the conservation of the cultural heritage resources of Ipswich.

  2. To promote community awareness of the cultural heritage of Ipswich.

  3. To promote community use and enjoyment of the cultural heritage of Ipswich.

Scope

The Committee sees as its scope, the promotion of the identification, conservation, and management of the collective cultural heritage of Ipswich, which exist under both the legislative control of Council and distributed throughout the community. The collective cultural heritage of Ipswich encompasses:

  1. Physical places (including, but not limited to sites, areas, landscapes, vistas, buildings, structures and their immediate surrounds).

  2. Resources (objects of moveable cultural heritage, documentary records, audio-visual material, digital and other formats of recording information).

  3. Intangible values (ethnic, religious, educational, trades, aesthetic) forming the cultural identity of Ipswich.

Objectives and Strategies

To have referred to the Heritage Consultative Committee matters concerning the cultural heritage of Ipswich. For the Heritage Consultative Committee to consider such matters and to provide advice thereon to Council.

  • Provide Council with advice (by adopting a holistic approach) on heritage policy development, particularly as a community sounding board for heritage program initiatives.

  • Provide Council with advice on budget priorities for heritage projects.

To formulate initiatives for Council, consistent with a proper balance in the diversity of cultural heritage, and provide advice thereon to Council.

To define the concept and development of Heritage Facilities such as an Archives, Museum, Resource Centre by:

  • providing Council with advice on the coordination of the documentary, audio-visual and movable cultural heritage resources of the collective cultural heritage of Ipswich; and

  • providing Council with advice and comment on the utilisation, acquisition and management of heritage resources of Ipswich.

Provide Council with advice on community access to, and promotion of, the cultural heritage of Ipswich

  • Provide Council with advice on the consistent management and balanced treatment of heritage places forming the cultural heritage of Ipswich by identifying places of cultural significance within Ipswich and to encourage their conservation for today's and future generations.

  • Providing Council with advice on additions and deletions to the Ipswich Heritage Register.

  • Providing Council with advice on development proposals involving heritage places and infill particularly in Ipswich Central.

  • Providing Council with advice on the maintenance, restoration and promotion of heritage places under the control of Council.

  • Act as a reference and peer review body for heritage surveys, conservation reports, planning studies and other heritage related bodies of work.

  • To advise Council on the development of an articulated and comprehensive history of Ipswich.

Provide Council with advice on the consistent management and balanced treatment of heritage places forming the cultural heritage of Ipswich by identifying places of cultural significance within Ipswich and to encourage their conservation for today's and future generations.

To work with the community in the advocacy, encouragement, understanding, use and enjoyment of the cultural heritage of Ipswich and to provide advice thereon to Council.

  • Provide Council with advice on the committee's perception and understanding of cultural heritage issues and conservation; provide Council with advice on promoting awareness and enrichment of the cultural identity of Ipswich.

  • Provide Council with advice on the coordination of cultural heritage resources and on forms of presentation both to citizens of Ipswich and to visitors; assist Council in encouraging community interest and recognition of heritage assets, both Council and privately owned.

  • Provide Council with advice on heritage issues and concerns which arise within the community.

To assist Council in the promotion of a wider appreciation of the outstanding heritage of Ipswich and its value in cultural, educational and economic terms.

  • Provide Council with advice on the identification, acquisition, conservation, management and coordination of resources of importance in the cultural heritage of Ipswich.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of an up-to-date information base on heritage resources.