Monday 4th February 2019.
Congratulations to Fiona Gardiner for her Australia Day Awards of the Public Service Medal
For outstanding public service through the management of cultural heritage in Queensland.
Ms Gardiner has devoted many years to public service, particularly to the conservation and protection of Queensland’s heritage. Having worked with the Queensland Heritage Act 1992 for more than 25 years she has been instrumental in implementing major legislative reform focused on developing and simplifying policy frameworks that protect the state’s heritage. She has used her technical expertise to support government decision making and performance.
She has been effective in seeking opportunities that raise the profile of, and connect the community to, built heritage in new and innovative ways. She has been instrumental in documenting, assessing, managing and promoting Queensland’s historical heritage and under her guidance the Queensland Heritage Register has expanded from 970 places in 1992 to more than 1750 places today. Ms Gardiner has made a significant contribution to ensure that Queensland’s cultural heritage is protected for future generations