Maintenance, Management and Ministry Workshops for Congregations and Presbyteries with heritage-listed buildings

You are invited to attend a half-day workshop on managing and caring for your heritage-listed buildings, with a focus on developing a maintenance plan for your congregation's or presbytery’s individual circumstances. Presented by heritage consultants Hector Abrahams and Meg Quinlisk, the workshops are intended to be engaging and interactive with plenty of opportunities to think through heritage issues facing your own and neighbouring congregations and presbyteries, and to network with others. Anyone who is responsible for or interested in planning or undertaking building maintenance within the congregation or presbytery is welcome to attend. 

Topics will include:

  • introduction to the heritage planning system and local Council approvals
  • background to heritage conservation
  • framework for applying heritage considerations to decision-making
  • development of a prioritised building maintenance plan
  • guidance on involving professional help

There are four workshops scheduled for Saturdays in February and March around the NSW/ACT Synod. The workshop presenters will be available to meet with representatives of individual congregations and presbyteries following each workshop on Saturday afternoon/evening or on the Sunday afternoon to discuss any more detailed issues raised during the workshop itself.

  • Lyneham ACT Workshop 10am-2pm Saturday 16 February 2019 at St Ninian's Uniting Church 150 Brigalow St Lyneham ACT
  • Grafton Workshop 10am-2pm Saturday 2 March 2019 at Grafton Uniting Church 126 Prince St Grafton
  • Orange Workshop 10am-2pm Saturday 16 March 2019 at Orange Uniting Church 217 Anson Street Orange
  • Burwood Workshop 10am-2pm Saturday 30 March 2019 at Burwood-Croydon Uniting Church 134A Burwood Road Burwood

The workshops are free to attend, and a simple lunch will be provided. Please assist us with catering plans and RSVP here.

The workshops have been organised by Uniting Resources with funding from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage - Heritage Near Me program.