The Cultural Heritage Reference Committee (CHRC) provides advice and feedback through:
- input to policies which impact on heritage and history
- suggestions for improving access to heritage services for residents
- assisting in the development of city-wide programs to highlight historical and heritage assets of the city
- accessing community resources where relevant to support heritage services.
Read about how the committee functions in its Terms of Reference (DOCX 92 KB).
Heritage Recognition Program
The Cultural Heritage Reference Committee oversees the Heritage Recognition Program.
The Program identifies sites of historical significance. Each site is marked with a plaque that provides information about the site's history. The plaques aim to trigger interest in special places and our local history.
Potential sites must meet a set of criteria outlined in the Heritage Recognition Program Guidelines (DOCX 56 KB).
Over forty sites now have plaques. They represent the diverse history of the area. The sites explore themes like:
- the arts and entertainment
- noteworthy residents
- commerce and architecture.
Living Heritage Project
The Cultural Heritage Reference Committee also oversees the Living Heritage Project.
This project aims to acknowledge people, within their lifetime, who are active in the community and whose knowledge and way of life contribute to the sense of place and history in the City.