Mildura Heritage Study (Part B) Stage 1
Stage 2 Commencing July 2022
Stage 1 of the Mildura Heritage Strategy - Part B, was completed and adopted by Council at the 26 August 2020 Council meeting. Stage 2 commenced July 2022.
GML Heritage have been appointed to assist with completing Stage 2 of the Mildura Heritage Study Part B. Council is currently seeking willing community members to participate in a voluntary capacity in a Reference Group for this stage of the project, with applications closing 22 August 2022.
For more information on Stage 2 of the study please use the link here.
Mildura Rural City Council (MRCC) commissioned specialist consultants Context Pty Ltd to undertake Stage 1 of the study which involves a review of Mildura’s Heritage Assets. Context prepared the Mildura Heritage Study Stage 1, including a review of the City & Shire of Mildura Conservation Study (Andrew C Ward June 1988).
Referred to as the Mildura Heritage Study - Part B, the study covers the northern half of the municipality. Stage 1 of the project involved preparation of a Thematic Environmental History and the identification of all places of potential cultural significance across the study area.
The project was undertaken to be consistent with Heritage Victoria requirements as contained within the brief to identify, assess and document post-contact places of cultural significance within the municipality and to make recommendations for their future conservation. A heritage study is usually divided into two stages. Heritage Victoria often refers to a separate Stage 3, which is the implementation of the heritage study recommendations.
Stage 1 involved the preparation of a Thematic Environmental History and the identification of all places of potential cultural significance across the study area. Stage 2 involves the detailed assessment of significance and documentation of those places that were identified to be of potential cultural significance in the Stage 1 survey. Stage 2 commenced July 2022.
A project Reference Group for Stage 1 was established. Membership of the Reference Group comprised representatives from Mildura and each of the townships around Mildura, including Merbein, Millewa and Red Cliffs historical societies, as well as the Registered Aboriginal Party for the local area, the First People of the Millewa-Mallee Aboriginal Corporation. A new Reference Group will be convened at the commencement of Stage 2.
Stage 1 Finalised August 2022
Stage 1 of the Mildura Heritage Strategy - Part B, was completed and adopted by Council at the 26 August 2020 Council meeting. A copy of Volume 1 - Key Findings and Recommendations(PDF, 753KB) from the study, is available for download at the bottom of this page. Volume 1 contains a full list of items nominated by the community as part of Stage 1 of the project, for further assessment in Stage 2 of the project. Volume 2 (the draft Thematic Environmental History) will be made available when it has been finalised by consultants Context.
Although the date for nominations to Stage 1 of the project has passed, we would still like to hear from you if you have an item or place that you would like to nominate for further assessment in Stage 2 of the study. To assist with this please complete the nomination form at the bottom of the page or contact Bernadette George, Strategic Planner, on 03 5018 8100 or by email: Bernadette.George@mildura.vic.gov.au to discuss further.
Project Progress Timeline
||24 October 2019
|List of Items Nominated for Further Assessment in Stage 2 being considered
|| March 2020
Stage 1 Draft Reports Prepared for Adoption:
Volume 1 - Key Findings and Recommendations (draft for adoption) and
Volume 2 - Thematic Environmental History (draft for adoption)
| July 2020
|Stage 1 Reports adopted
|| 26 August 2020
|Volume 1 - Key Findings and Recommendations (Finalised)
|| 21 December 2020
|Volume 2 - Thematic Environmental History (Finalised)
|| December 2020
For more information about the project please contact the Strategic Planning Team on 03 5018 8100.