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The Friends of Fernhill and Mulgoa Valley Incorporated on the front of the cottage with Maria Bashir (ex Governor of NSW) 

Our Organisation

We are dedicated to keep Mulgoa Valley unspoiled for present and future generations. We advocate for conservation of the Valley’s heritage, limiting urban expansion into the rural Mulgoa Valley, and the conservation of the Fernhill Estate (now in State Government ownership).

If you care about Fernhill Estate and Sydney’s continually eroding natural and cultural heritage, please join the Friends of Fernhill and Mulgoa Valley Inc.

  • President, Dr Michael Barkley

  • Vice-President, Dr James Broadbent AM

  • Secretary, Penny Hunter

  • Treasurer, C S L Tey

  • Public Officer, Lisa Harrold

  • Legal Counsel (Honorary), Phillip Thompson

  • Ordinary Committee Members

    • Pat Barkley​ PSM AM

    • Peter Harvey

our Patron


Joan Domicejl AM is a retired architectural planner and heritage adviser and is the recipient of a Bicentennial Medal the RAIA’s Marion Mahoney Griffin award. Internationally she is a former International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Vice President and ICOMOS World Heritage Director, on the The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) Council, and in 2006 named as one of “60 Women contributing to the 60 years of UNESCO”.


Nationally, Joan served on the State of Environment Advisory Council, the Australian Heritage Commission, the NSW Heritage Council, the Land and Environment Court and the Sydney Opera House Conservation Council. Joan was former chairperson of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee and prepared the World Heritage nominations for the Opera House and the Greater Blue Mountains Area.

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