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19 May 2017 14:30

Heritage Region to Drive Cultural and Economic Development

Support for fossicking in the region’s goldfields

 

City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh and CEO Justine Linley have met with local prospectors to reiterate their support for fossicking in the region’s goldfields. 

Thursday’s meeting demonstrated the City of Ballarat’s support for local prospectors and miners’ rights, and helped highlight the positive impact the Goldfields: Australia’s Premier Heritage Region project will have for businesses and the community.

The meeting further highlighted the cultural importance of creating worldwide awareness of the Victorian Goldfields region following renewed interest in progressing the Goldfields: Australia’s Premier Heritage Region project.

 

Background 

The Goldfields: Australia’s Premier Heritage Region project aims to achieve recognition of the strong cultural value of our region, and subsequently drive population growth, enhance liveability and increase visitation numbers to the Victorian Goldfields area.

The core vision of the project is to create worldwide awareness of the Goldfields : Australia’s Premier Heritage Region by:

  • Caring for, and reusing, the unique assets of the Goldfields region to attract domestic and international tourists, new businesses and new residents.
  • Tapping the Goldfields region’s traditional creativity and helping vibrant communities treasure the best of the golden past while making a significant economic and cultural contribution to the future.
  • Assisting villages, towns and cities grow, consistent with their founders’ vision to meet practical needs whilst celebrating democratic ideals, excellence in the creative arts and architecture, and economic opportunity for all.


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