HERITAGE WATCH N.S.W. HOME OF THE Greater Western Sydney Heritage Action Group and the N.S.W. HERITAGE NETWORK Inc- Linked To Protect
Statement of Objectives for GWSHAG
Protect and preserve Heritage Parramatta and Greater Western Sydney and NSW for future use by our Communities
To ensure no development occurs on the Heritage Item that would threaten the historical and enviromental significance of the Built Enviroment.
To lobby the State Government for long term funding for maintenance and management of the Significant Sites.
To actively promote the Built Environment as community assets.
To lobby Federal and State Government to change the Heritage Acts to ensure the protection of our Heritage items
The Networks aim is educate the community on the important part that the Arts, Culture, History and Heritage plays in our community
MOTTO: "SAVE OZ 4 US"
Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.
" A place where heritage is respected and protected".
The The NSW Heritage Network - Linked to Protect was formed because of the need to protect our history and heritage in New South Wales. The NSW Government who have denied the people of NSW the right to say what will happen to our homes in our suburbs by proposing a White Paper on Planning that will put our fate in the hands of Private Certifiers who will approve a development without you having any say at all. The right of your local council will also be removed, there will be no appeal to the Land and Enviroment Court. The Heritage Council of NSW has given approval to destroy State Listed Heritage items, even though there are alternatives that can be pursued.
We work together to make our cause known, to reach out to other groups who share our vision. Whether you’re ready to lend a hand at one of our activities or have photos or articles to share about a recent event, here’s the place to do it. We mount photographic displays, we have PowerPoint presentations that illustrate the history of the Parramatta Local Government Area. We have joined forces with a wider group that are now looking at Greater Sydney and NSW, they have a good deal of expertise and cover a wider area.
We promote the history to schools, community groups of all kinds and in all areas, from the City to the Blue Mountains, we are taking our battle further to include Planning NSW and the Better Planning Network who has a membership of over 400 groups.
THE QUESTION OR THE ANSWER?
The Politician's Creed, why do we bother?
For the Greater Good and our Future!
However, our Past is what makes us Today.
But, Today is tomorrow's Past.
We are the Guardians of the Future
So let us not destroy our Future,
By destroying our Past.