ALBURY councillors have an incomplete record of feedback on a new policy to manage the city's Uiver artefacts.
The situation has raised concerns, with councillors being asked to approve a draft Uiver collection policy at its meeting on Tuesday night.
Uiver historian Noel Jackling was surprised the agenda does not have submissions made on the plan for items linked to the Albury emergency landing of the Dutch plane in the London to Melbourne air race in 1934.
"What they've got has been filtered," Mr Jackling said.
Councillor David Thurley said it was standard that submissions made in compiling a draft policy were not part of agendas, but those made during a public feedback period after the approval of a draft policy were attached to agendas.
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"I'm not sure whether it's the right way to go about it, especially in this case where we've had a lot of submissions from people with skin in the game and we don't have a word about what they've said," Cr Thurley said.
The report for Tuesday night notes Mr Jackling, the Uiver Memorial Community Trust, Albury and District Historical Society and the council's museum and social history and archives acquisition and deaccession committee had been consulted and offered support.
Heritage NSW, the statutory body responsible for state heritage listings such as the Uiver collection, has received the draft policy but is yet to give its view.
Mr Jackling and Cr Thurley both expressed concern that the attitude of Heritage NSW was not clear, yet the city was preparing for wider feedback.
The policy lists collectables to be included or excluded.
Items unwanted include general materials related to the Uiver, the air race, the airline KLM and Dutch royal family with no connection to Albury and most items tied to the Uiver replica plane.
Mr Jackling said council chief executive Frank Zaknich had assured him that no existing artefacts would be removed from the collection on the basis of the new policy.
However, he is concerned the broader story of the Uiver is being limited and would like more flexibility.
Mr Jackling cited the example of a commemorative silver mug presented to Uiver co-pilot Jan Moll in 1931 for his role in flying a Fokker on a test mail run to Australia.
He said that aligned to the Uiver flight because it was also about test aviation, in that case exploring the feasibility of passenger services to Australia.