Heritage is an important part of the fabric of this community.
It’s important that we preserve heritage now so future generations can continue to appreciate and enjoy our unique cultural heritage
Our heritage gives an identity to our time and place in history, connects us to past and future generations, contributes to our sense of national identity, and reflects human achievement. It influences our values and behaviour and structures our present lifestyles.
The Council's Vision for Heritage
Heritage values, places and items are identified, promoted and sustainably managed for the appreciation of present and future residents and visitors.
The Heritage Strategy - Action Plan
The Council adopted a Heritage Strategy in April 2010 (see links on the right). It identified 30 priority actions (80 actions in total). 12 of these actions will be implemented over the next 3 years.