A NEW study of Albury's heritage will have a greater focus on Aboriginal history than previous reviews.
Details of the work, to be undertaken over the next year, were outlined to Albury councillors at a briefing session on Monday night.
The council's city development boss David Christy flagged the project, which will be presented to October's meeting for formal consideration.
A key facet will be seeking a wider range of nominations of heritage features, including those that predate European settlement.
Aboriginal people will be invited to put forward places with historical significance due to Indigenous ties.
Mr Christy listed the Aboriginal community among key stakeholders, alongside the city's historical society, Albury Business Connect, muliticultural representatives, heritage landowners and those with ties to the Uiver story and railway groups.
Councillor Graham Docksey, who is also president of Albury RSL sub-branch, suggested an ex-service figure be added to that list.
"I suggest that because we've got many, many memorials and plaques...across our city," he said.
"Everything is not a building only, it could be a simple plaque like on the oval going out along Urana Road."
Albury mayor Kevin Mack noted the city's art deco legacy.
"I had a visitor a few years ago from Seattle, who worked in local government...and he was quite taken aback by the...prevalence of art deco architecture in Albury," Cr Mack said.
Albury has 245 defined heritage places with 13 having NSW listing recognition.
They include the railway station precinct, post office, the New Albury Hotel and two crossings - the Bethanga Bridge and the lattice railway span over the Murray River.
A heritage advisor will be appointed by the council for the review with a working group to be set up early next year.
A draft version of the study is expected to be presented to the council in the middle of 2022, with a final incarnation expected to be approved at the end of that year.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Also on Monday night, councillors were presented with the findings of a staff survey undertaken by a company in September last year.
It involved feedback from 367 employees, excluding casuals, with scores out of 10 given for 11 areas.
The highest scoring categories were 'job design and role clarity' and 'positive working environment' which each recorded 7.6.
The lowest mark of 6.2 went to career and development, while remuneration and reward scored 6.5.
The council's service leader for people and culture Cate Stevens said the results showed a "highly engaged staff" and were "fantastic" given the organisation's size.
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