Moveable Heritage Management Policy (draft)

The draft policy seeks to identify and protect moveable objects of heritage significance.

The draft policy seeks to identify and protect moveable objects of heritage significance.

  • How to be involved

    7 months ago

    We’re seeking comments on the draft Moveable Heritage Management Policy.

    Moveable heritage is defined as any natural or manufactured object of heritage significance (excluding archaeological relics found underwater or underground) that by its nature can be moved and is highly portable.

    The draft policy seeks to identify and protect moveable objects of heritage significance to the Northern Beaches.

    View the draft Moveable Heritage Management Policy

    If you would like to provide feedback on the draft Policy, make a submission

    • Online
    • In writing - addressed to the General Manager, ‘Moveable Heritage Management Policy’ Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660

    Submissions close Sunday 24 June

    We’re seeking comments on the draft Moveable Heritage Management Policy.

    Moveable heritage is defined as any natural or manufactured object of heritage significance (excluding archaeological relics found underwater or underground) that by its nature can be moved and is highly portable.

    The draft policy seeks to identify and protect moveable objects of heritage significance to the Northern Beaches.

    View the draft Moveable Heritage Management Policy

    If you would like to provide feedback on the draft Policy, make a submission

    • Online
    • In writing - addressed to the General Manager, ‘Moveable Heritage Management Policy’ Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 882, Mona Vale NSW 1660

    Submissions close Sunday 24 June

  • Background

    7 months ago

    At its meeting on 19 December 2017, Council resolved ‘that with the amalgamation of three Councils into one, it is imperative that the Northern Beaches Council actively records, protects and becomes the custodian of items of ‘ Moveable Heritage’, which are significant to the Council and the Northern Beaches, by:
    • Preparing a Moveable Heritage Management Policy.
    • Maintaining a 'Moveable Heritage' register of items, their value and their location.
    • Investigating the allocation of funding to allow Council to purchase items of significance held in private collections.
    • Exploring the establishment of a permanent space for the display of such items.
    • Preparing a progress report to Council by April 2018.
    Council manages moveable heritage as part of its local studies collections and the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. However, this management is largely focused around paper-based movable heritage (Local Studies collection) and objects related to the Australian beach theme. Council owns many other moveable objects of heritage significance, but to date these have not been documented and recorded.

    In accordance with Council resolution, a progress report was presented to Council at its meeting on 17 April 2018 with a recommendation, resolved by exception, that:
    • Council place the draft Movable Heritage Management Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days inviting submissions.
    • Council consult with relevant business units and the Places for People Strategic Reference Group.
    • Council report back following completion of public exhibition and internal consultation.

    At its meeting on 19 December 2017, Council resolved ‘that with the amalgamation of three Councils into one, it is imperative that the Northern Beaches Council actively records, protects and becomes the custodian of items of ‘ Moveable Heritage’, which are significant to the Council and the Northern Beaches, by:
    • Preparing a Moveable Heritage Management Policy.
    • Maintaining a 'Moveable Heritage' register of items, their value and their location.
    • Investigating the allocation of funding to allow Council to purchase items of significance held in private collections.
    • Exploring the establishment of a permanent space for the display of such items.
    • Preparing a progress report to Council by April 2018.
    Council manages moveable heritage as part of its local studies collections and the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. However, this management is largely focused around paper-based movable heritage (Local Studies collection) and objects related to the Australian beach theme. Council owns many other moveable objects of heritage significance, but to date these have not been documented and recorded.

    In accordance with Council resolution, a progress report was presented to Council at its meeting on 17 April 2018 with a recommendation, resolved by exception, that:
    • Council place the draft Movable Heritage Management Policy on public exhibition for a period of 28 days inviting submissions.
    • Council consult with relevant business units and the Places for People Strategic Reference Group.
    • Council report back following completion of public exhibition and internal consultation.