Minister Launches Vic-Heritage iPhone

Minister Launches Vic-Heritage iPhone

Victoria Minister for Planning Matthew Guy

Heritage Goes Mobile

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Planning Matthew Guy today launched Vic-Heritage, a new iPhone app enabling users to locate places on the Victorian Heritage Register across the state.

Mr. Guy said the Vic-Heritage app would put heritage information at users’ fingertips during the launch at the former Customs House, now the Immigration Museum.

“It will enable users to explore the architectural and historical gems of Melbourne and regional Victoria, go on tours, and to add their own content.”

Mr. Guy said the app would provide a boost to heritage tourism across the state. Visitors to any town can search ‘Near Me’ and receive a map and list of heritage places nearby, or they can search by place name, address, architect or type of building.

“Victoria has so many historic towns and regions: places rich with gold mining stories, tales of early settlers and early timber and other industrial pursuits. Buildings in many towns reflect the boom times and some of the poorer times.” Mr. Guy said.

“The reminders of these stories are part of our diverse heritage. The app will provide information on all the places included in the Victorian Heritage Register, giving details of the original owners, architects and use, as well as why the place is significant.”

The app has been developed by the Heritage Council of Victoria and Heritage Victoria.

The Vic-Heritage app is free to download and the perfect companion for anyone with an interest in architecture and design, history and heritage.