Department of Environment Heritage Protection ‘Everyone’s Environment’ Grants Round 3

Department of Environment Heritage Protection ‘Everyone’s Environment’ Grants Round 3

Applications are opened for the third round of the Everyone’s Environment Grants to eligible organisations and individuals across Queensland with applications closingAugust 15, 2014.

Applications are considered for projects which will undertake on-ground activities to help rejuvenate the environment in priority areas—in three different streams, conservation, heritage and research.

The conservation stream aims to help threatened species through habitat and species protection and environmental education. It also encourages projects which promote and link habitats in urban settings.

The heritage stream aims to help deliver conservation and understanding of our state’s built heritage and historic shipwrecks.

For more information see the departments website.

Annual Seminar Fast Approaching

Annual Seminar Fast Approaching

20140621_SeminarThe Royal Historical Society of Queensland is preparing for our annual history seminar, to be held on Saturday June 21 2014.

“Leichhardt in the 21st Century” will be held during  the morning of 21st June, at the Commissariat Store and an Archaeological excavation, site inspection and accompanying lectures, will be held in the afternoon, from 1pm – 4pm at the Schneider Lecture Theatre, Trade Coast Central, Schneider Road, Eagle Farm.

Map and more information will be available closer to the time. Transport available.

Download the flyer and programme of events here.

To register your attendance please contact the Commissariat Store.

Have your say on the review of the Queensland Heritage Act

Have your say on the review of the Queensland Heritage Act

Have your say on the review of the Queensland Heritage Act

The Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is seeking feedback on their discussion paper Our heritage: A collaborative effort – a review of the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

The paper and submission form are available at this link:

Our heritage: a collaborative effort

The discussion paper proposes changes to Queensland Heritage Act which aim to modernise the Heritage Act and clarify its intent; reduce unnecessary regulatory burden, particularly on heritage property owners and proponents; strengthen legislative protections for Queensland’s heritage places, while also promoting development; and, reinforce the important role played by local government in local heritage protection.

Consultation closes 20 June 2014.

John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction Nominations Open

John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction Nominations Open

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Nominations are now called for for the John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction in Research and Writing Australian History. Nominations close on 31 March 2014.
This is a prestigious history award in Australia. The award is presented at the Queensland Day Dinner on 6 June each year.
Further information on the award, and the criteria the recipients of the award are required to fulfil and details on the previous winners can be found on our John Douglas Kerr Medal of Distinction page.

Everyone’s Environment grants program – via Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

Members and Affiliated Societies may be interested in the Everyone’s Environment grants program being run through the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The Everyone’s Environment grants program is a $12 million community-focused grassroots program to help eligible individuals and organisations carry out activities that tackle environmental degradation and restoration works to conserve Queensland’s cultural heritage.

Applications for smaller-scale projects ($2,000 to $10,000 excluding GST) will be a one-step process, with a short-form application required. Applications close at 5pm on 3 February 2014 with announcements anticipated in April 2014.

For full details visit the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.