As part of TPG's sponsorship of Heritage Perth we hold a series of seminars twice a year that invite heritage practitioners, managers and contractors to present their skills and experiences in working with our built
heritage. In the 2015 Spring Series our first seminar was entitled 'Engaging with our Heritage: Rottnest /Wadjemup - one island, many stakeholders'.
Following on from TPG recently completing the Rottnest Island/ Wadjemup Cultural Landscape Management Plan, Nerida Moredoundt (Principal Heritage Architect) and Cath Blake Powell (Principal Stakeholder Engagement) spoke about the importance of engaging with our cultural stakeholders in the management of our heritage areas. This was followed by our key note delivered by Paolo Amaranti, CEO of Rottnest Island Authority, who spoke candidly about his experiences in managing this iconic island destination.
Nerida and Cath drew on the success of working collaboratively to involve community and other stakeholders at the earliest stages of the project to ensure that the community is enabled to contribute to the process
rather than reacting to the proposals later, which can cause disharmony. This was followed by our key note delivered by Paolo Amaranti, CEO of Rottnest Island Authority, who spoke candidly about his experiences in managing this iconic island destination. Paolo explained that Rottnest continues to remain a hugely important cultural destination in Western Australia and is valued by numerous groups. Allowing these groups to be involved actively in the decision making process for the island has been important in the future management planning of the Rottnest/Wadjemup cultural landscape.
Marc Beattie | Senior Heritage Planner
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