Outcome 5: Heritage conservation
Conservation and Protection of Australia’s Heritage
Outcome 5 reports against Program 5.1—Arts and Cultural Development, and Program 5.2—as per the 2010–11 Budget. Although Program 5.1 was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as a result of the Machinery of Government Changes in October 2010, reporting requirements for this Program continued for funding appropriated in the 2010–11 Budget. This chapter incorporates Outcome 7—Conservation and Protection of Australia’s Heritage, which was created to reflect reporting requirements in the 2010–11 Portfolio Additional Estimates.
At a glance
- The Ningaloo Coast became Australia’s 19th property and was inscribed in the World Heritage List in June 2011.
- Koongarra area added to the Kakadu World Heritage Area on 27 June 2011.
- Eleven Australian Convict Sites located across Australia were inscribed in the World Heritage List in July 2010.
- The Royal Australian Mint launched commemorative coins in recognition of significant Australian Convict Sites being included in the World Heritage List.
- National Heritage listing of the Great Ocean Road.
- $3.645 million was distributed to 50 organisations towards 55 projects to conserve, identify and promote Indigenous heritage.
- Australia’s first Heritage Week. Over 300 events were held by state and territory heritage agencies, National Trusts, historical societies and community heritage organisations to help share and celebrate our unique collective heritage.