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How you had YourSay

Comments made through this website are formal statutory consultation comments and are given to the Council. The statutory consultation notice can be found on the ACT Legislation Register.

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The Signadou and Blackfriars Precinct has been provisionally registered on the ACT Heritage Register for its contribution to educational development in the ACT and its role in the local history of the Catholic Church, and now the Heritage Council want to hear your comments to see if they got it right.

Provisional registration is only the first step to let you know why the Council thinks a place or object is important to the ACT and you, its residents. Now the Council want to hear what you think about their initial assessment to see if you think they got it right, or if there is other information to consider.

The Council's initial view of heritage significance is in the survey, but you may find the following overview helpful.

Since the 1960s, the Signadou and Blackfriars Precinct has made an important contribution to the educational development of the ACT, providing the rapidly growing national capital with teaching staff during a time of unprecedented growth of the Catholic school system in the ACT and region. The opening of the Blackfriars Priory and Signadou Teaching College occurred during a formative period of educational development in Canberra when the Catholic Church was making considerable investments in the sector. The place represents a distinct phase of local history in the Catholic Church, wherein different orders were consolidating and uniting with increased presence within the ACT.

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This is the opportunity for you to say if you think the Council has it right or wrong, or if there is anything else they should have considered.

A common outcome of consultation is the Council confirming or rethinking what is included in their assessment, or what a final decision may look like. This can involve changing boundaries or adding or removing features that make up the significant fabric of the place.