Heritage Committee annual report outlines achievements

The Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) have released their Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2021, with a number of new and ongoing activities successfully completed last year despite the impact of COVID.

The Report was included in the 21 June Council Meeting with the importance of the HAC and they work they do alongside Council to preserve heritage noted by Councillors.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Cr Shane Sali said “The Committee has a valuable role to play for our community, ensuring our heritage is recognised and preserved for future generations.”

“Cultural heritage comes in many forms, not just buildings. We have tangible heritage such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art and artefacts, and intangible cultural heritage such as folklore, traditions, language and knowledge.”

“We have such a wide variety of cultural heritage places of local, regional and international significance dating back over 40,000 years,” said Cr Sali.

The activities during 2021 included the Greater Shepparton Heritage Plaques Pilot Program, the Greater Shepparton Heritage Interpretive Signage Program and the 2021 Heritage Lecture.

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