The Heritage Committee provides strategic advice and ready access to a range of heritage expertise to support Roads and Maritime Services' heritage program.
It includes a representative of the Heritage Branch of the NSW Department of Planning and community heritage stakeholders, and people with outstanding personal knowledge and expertise regarding Roads and Maritime Services' heritage assets. The Committee initially began in 1980 as the Historic Bridges Advisory Committee and has continued to expand its role in recognition of the increasing importance of heritage conservation.
The primary function of the Committee is to advise Roads and Maritime Services on the positive and proactive management of heritage issues affected by Roads and Maritime Services' activities, to review and advise on the management of Roads and Maritime Services heritage assets and the development of appropriate policy for managing Aboriginal and non-indigenous heritage
MembershipThe Chairperson is Roads and Maritime Services' General Manager Environment. Membership is by Roads and Maritime Services invitation and includes key stakeholders in NSW heritage conservation representing the Office of Environment and Heritage, the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the Royal Australian Historical Society and Engineers Australia. It also includes current and former Roads and Maritime Services and Roads and Traffic Authority staff who have considerable professional knowledge and experience in all aspects of conservation of Roads and Maritime Services' heritage assets.
Meetings are held quarterly.
Submissions to the committee are generally confidential, but may be made public depending on the circumstances.