Heritage Management Planning in George Town, Penang – May 2012

AusHeritage members Peter Romey (Godden Mackay Logan) and Mary Knaggs (GAO Heritage Group) conducted a 5 day workshop in Penang over two weeks with Malaysian government professionals and private consultants in how to write and use Heritage Management Plans.


AusHeritage Members Peter Romey and Mary Knaggs with workshop participants

Special Area Plan

World Heritage Map

Two state-owned sites in George Town were used as case studies: Fort Cornwallis and the Prangin Canal.

Fort Cornwallis

Penang Fort

Prangin Canal

Prangin Canal

Participants worked in groups to draft a working model of a heritage management plans for these sites. The workshops were hosted by the George Town World Heritage Office and supported by the Penang Heritage Trust.

Peter also took part in a public forum hosted by ThinkCity Malaysia on World Heritage: are we on the right track? Mary and Peter both gave a public talk on Saturday 26 May 2012 on Heritage Management in Australia which was reported in the local newspaper.