Entries by Richard Mackay

Blue Mountains – Values for a New Generation

NSW Minister for the Environment, the Hon Mark Speakman, recently launched a new publication about the amazing natural and cultural values of the Greater Blue Mountains. The Greater Blue Mountains was originally nominated to the World Heritage List for both natural and cultural values, but was only inscribed for natural values related to Eucalyptus plant […]

A well-known business card

Mackay Strategic enjoyed some recent press coverage, courtesy of Richard Mackay’s business card and the Sydney Morning Herald’s Column 8. While Richard himself denies ever sending his card to the paper, he does confess to being an inveterate issuer of business cards! On Monday 23 November, the lead Colum 8 Story noted: Column 8 came […]

IORA – Cultural Tourism Workshop

Richard Mackay was the Australian delegate at a recent cultural tourism workshop hosted in Pedang, Sumatra, by the Indian Ocean Rim Association. The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international organisation comprising 20 coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean, which seeks to promote regional co-operation in government, business and academia. IORA focuses particularly on […]

Bringing together some loose threads . . .

‘Fabric’ was the theme of the Australia ICOMOS 2015 annual conference, held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide in early November. Richard Mackay facilitated the conference plenary session at which ideas from the three themes: ‘conserving fabric’, ‘fabric and place’ and ‘social fabric’ were brought together in some animated discussions. Keynote speaker Julian Smith, […]