Restoration and conservation projects which preserve and protect our Shire’s heritage and history were celebrated at the recent 2018 Wingecarribee Heritage Awards.
A total of 10 projects were recognised across eight categories at the evening ceremony held in the Henrietta Rose Room in the Old Bowral Town Hall on Monday 21 May.
Council’s Strategic Land Use Planner – Heritage, Fiona Mann said the awards were an opportunity to celebrate our Shire’s heritage and history.
“The Wingecarribee Heritage Awards are a showcase for design solutions and heritage projects that incorporate innovative heritage architecture and emphasise our Shire’s rich history,” she said.
“They encourage and recognise those residents and businesses that have done something really special to protect and preserve our local heritage.”
Ms Mann said this year’s nominees had displayed a high degree of innovation, workmanship and understanding of heritage principles.
“This year we included additional categories to better capture the vast diversity of heritage projects that are carried out across our Shire,” Ms Mann added.
Categories on offer this year covered a range of budgets and project types including conservation works, building additions and heritage trades.
This year’s Wingecarribee Heritage Award recipients were:
- Best conservation of a heritage place – under $300,000
- Best sympathetic addition to a heritage place – $300,000 and over
19 Shepherd Street
- Best creative adaption to a heritage place – over $300,000
Old Bank Hotel
- Excellence in urban design
- Best heritage precinct
1-47 Shepherd Street
- Best heritage trade
Builder for the Old Bank Hotel, Mittagong
- Significant achievement in heritage by an individual/organisation
Bowral Trachyte boulder display recognising Wingecarribee heritage quarrying industry
Mt Gibraltar Heritage Reserve, Bowral
- Best contribution to an understanding of heritage in the Wingecarribee Shire
‘Glimpses of Wingello’ – book
The Wingecarribee Heritage Awards are held every two years and are coordinated through the Wingecarribee Heritage Advisory Committee with the next Awards to be held in 2020.