Wollongong City Council is a proactive manager of cultural heritage in the Illawarra region. Eikos Environment and Heritage have observed that heritage best practice is being followed by WCC, in meaningful and relevant ways. WCC is undertaking an array of complex heritage projects including an ongoing review of heritage items, developing internal asset management plans, and framework for policy and decision making. We believe these initiatives display courage and leadership as too often local councils shirk their responsibilities or under-resource heritage projects. The council projects undertaken by WCC are outstanding and will serve the community well into the future and enable WCC to attract funding from government and non-government for its heritage projects.