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Annual Report 2010–11
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- Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia was inscribed in the World Heritage List on 24 June 2011.
- The World Heritage Committee added the Koongarra area to the Kakadu World Heritage Area on 27 June 2011.
- Seven places were added to the National Heritage List: the Great Ocean Road and Scenic Environs and Coranderrk in Victoria; the Wilgie Mia Aboriginal Ochre Mine and Goldfields Water Supply Scheme in Western Australia; Ngarrabullgan in Queensland, and off the coast of Western Australia, HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran Shipwreck Sites. The Jordan River levee site in Tasmania was added as an emergency listing.
- The National Heritage List included 95 places at 30 June 2011. Two places were added to the Commonwealth Heritage List in 2010–11, bringing its total to 325.
- The inaugural National Historic Sites Program funded 47 projects to support Australia’s most significant historic heritage.
- The inaugural Australian Heritage Week in April 2011 was a great success with 321 events across the nation registered on the department’s Australian Heritage Week website.
- The department had an active year protecting Indigenous heritage places and reforming Indigenous heritage protection legislation. There was a 66 per cent increase in the number of requests made to the department under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984.
- The department assisted three neighbouring governments to strengthen implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Pacific region. This included the development of initiatives aimed at enhancing regional networks for heritage managers.