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Help protect Kingston’s heritage and trees, nominate your favourite local treasure

28 February 2020

Do you know a place or a tree in the City of Kingston that should be protected?

Kingston Council is asking for the community’s help to identify places or features across the city that should be protected because of their heritage significance, and important trees to add to the Significant Tree Register.

As part of the first phase of updating the Kingston Heritage Study, Council wants to hear about any local places, buildings or precincts with aesthetic, historic, social or technical value.

There are a number of places already listed for protection in Kingston including: the Kingston Arts Centre, Kilbreda College, the Chelsea Court House and the Bridge Hotel.

Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said protecting our significant buildings and objects is a priority of Council.

“Once a heritage place is listed we can ensure that it is protected and conserved for future generations in Kingston, so it’s really important we identify places of special significance,” said Cr Oxley.

“The community is perfectly placed to help us with this important job of protecting our shared heritage as they are living among these potential treasures every day.” 

Alongside the Heritage Study, Council is also updating its Significant Tree Register and is asking the community to nominate any really significant trees they believe should be added to the list for protection.

The City of Kingston Register of Significant Trees identifies exotic, native and indigenous trees on private and public land that have special significance. Trees that are listed on the register are protected by the Kingston Planning Scheme.

For more information about how to nominate a site or place of historical significance, visit yourkingstonyoursay/heritage

To let Council know about a significant tree, visit yourkingstonyoursay/significanttree.

Both consultations close on Monday 27 April.

 

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