Community members invited to join Cascades Female Factory advisory group

Members of the local community are being invited to join an advisory committee that will offer advice and feedback on the management and conservation of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

The advisory committee is being formed by the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), which assumed full management responsibility for the Female Factory almost twelve months ago.

According to Cascades Female Factory Historic Site Manager Julie Henderson, the committee will be an important forum for the exchange of information on the Site’s management and to receive feedback from the community.

“We aim to conserve, manage and promote the Site as a cultural tourism place of international significance. Given the Cascades Female Factory’s size and proximity to residents and other community areas, it is vital that the community is well-informed about what happens here and has an opportunity to provide feedback on any plans.”

“The PAHSMA Board will be looking for members who can effectively represent a range of community views and perspectives.”

The committee will operate in a similar manner to the PAHSMA Community Advisory Committee which was established several years ago and has provided valuable advice and communication in relation to the Port Arthur and Coal Mines Historic Sites. That committee is currently organising a major community event, Port Arthur Memories Revisited, at the Port Arthur Historic Site during October.

Nominations to join the Cascades Female Factory advisory committee close on Monday July 23. .

The Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites are three of eleven historic places that comprise the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property. All three sites are managed by the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority.

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is an integral part of the South Hobart community.

The Cascades Female Factory Historic Site is an integral part of the South Hobart community.