Invitation to nominate significant places to the National Heritage List

ph: Wolfgang Sievers, 1958 (source: SLV)

Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a magnificent 20th-century sound and architecture experiment. It is one of Melbourne’s best-known and most visited landmarks that continues to attract both artists and crowds of up to 200,000 patrons.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl was included in the National Heritage List on 21 September 2005.


Invitation to nominate significant places to the National Heritage List

All Australians are invited to nominate places of exceptional natural, Indigenous, or historic significance to the nation for possible inclusion in the National Heritage List.

Nominations are now open for the 2017-18 assessment period and all Australians are welcome to recommend a place that contributes to our national story.

To be included on the list, a nominated place is assessed by the Australian Heritage Council against nine criteria:

  • The National Heritage criteria against which the heritage values of a place are assessed are:
    1. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s importance in the course, or pattern, of Australia’s natural or cultural history
    2. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of Australia’s natural or cultural history
    3. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of Australia’s natural or cultural history
    4. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s importance in demonstrating the principal characteristics of:
      1. a class of Australia’s natural or cultural places; or
      2. a class of Australia’s natural or cultural environments;
    5. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s importance in exhibiting particular aesthetic characteristics valued by a community or cultural group
    6. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s importance in demonstrating a high degree of creative or technical achievement at a particular period
    7. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons
    8. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s special association with the life or works of a person, or group of persons, of importance in Australia’s natural or cultural history
    9. the place has outstanding heritage value to the nation because of the place’s importance as part of Indigenous tradition.

    Note: The cultural aspect of a criterion means the Indigenous cultural aspect, the non-Indigenous cultural aspect, or both.

 

The National Heritage list:  http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/national-heritage-list