TEACHING south-west students about Warrnambool’s maritime and industrial heritage will be the main thrust of an educational program launched tomorrow.
Warrnambool City Council (WCC) will announce the roll-out of a local history education kit at the launch of its heritage strategy.
The education kit will be the first of its kind for a regional centre, modelled on a similar package about Melbourne’s history.
The launch will coincide with the official opening of the National Trust Heritage Festival, which will feature 13 events in Warrnambool during the next few weeks.
WCC strategy co-ordinator Lisa Gervasoni said the festival was a timely opportunity to launch the heritage strategy. She said the council had already begun work on a long list of projects identified in the strategy since it was adopted in October.
“These include commencing the Wollaston Bridge conservation management plan which is almost complete, reviewing the botanic gardens masterplan and a project to improve access to heritage information in council’s asset register.”
The heritage strategy will be launched at the civic centre reception