The Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee seeks to encourage increased community participation, awareness and appreciation of heritage in the Blue Mountains. 

The Committee meets four times annually to provide advice and support to Council on heritage matters. It is comprised of 2 Councillors and 8 to 12 community members from the City’s peak heritage bodies including the Blue Mountains Branch of the National Trust, the Blue Mountains Association of Cultural Heritage Organisations and local community historical societies.

The Committee is currently focusing on:

  • Preparations for an upcoming heritage forum to support private heritage owners and promote the value of heritage within the Blue Mountains
  • Developing a heritage trail via a digital app to provide visitors with information about historic sites in the Blue Mountains. 

The Terms of Reference for the Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee as well as the minutes for Committee meetings held during this past year, are listed below.

For further queries or to obtain a copy of earlier meeting minutes, please contact Council on 4780 5000 or council@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Membership of the Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee

Blue Mountains City Council recently sought public Expressions of Interest (EOI) from members of the Blue Mountains community to fill community membership positions on its Blue Mountains Heritage Advisory Committee. This EOI process is now closed.

The Heritage Advisory Committee, established in 2011, acts in an advisory capacity to the Council and provides support and advice on cultural heritage within the Blue Mountains Local Government Area (LGA). 

Heritage is a diverse field and may include built heritage, cultural landscapes, moveable heritage, local histories and documenting heritage. 

Through its actions and contributions, the Committee encourages increased community participation, awareness and appreciation of heritage in the Blue Mountains area.  

Council currently has up to seven (7) positions that are available for a four (4) year term. 

The Committee meets approximately four (4) times per year, with additional meetings held as required.

Council sought EOIs from interested individuals that possess the personal attributes, experience and skills required to make a positive contribution to the working of the Committee, including a demonstrated extensive knowledge of and interest in the local heritage and history of the Blue Mountains. 

Representatives of local heritage organisations were encouraged to apply. Community members were chosen from a range of backgrounds and a geographic spread across the City. 

Expressions of Interest application forms, including a summary of relevant experience and a minimum of two references, were to be received by Council by 5pm on Tuesday 28 June 2022.  

Next Steps in the EOI process

Following the EOI closing date, a Recruitment Panel comprising of the Committee Chair or delegate, one existing community member and the relevant Council manager or delegate, will review received applications. 

Following this process, nominations for Committee membership will be recommended to the Council. It is anticipated that successful candidates will be notified of their appointment in writing in July, with attendance at the next Committee meeting to be held in September.