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Wingecarribee Heritage Awards

As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, Council biennially runs the Wingecarribee Heritage Awards (on odd-numbered years) with the assistance of the Wingecarribee Heritage Committee.

The Heritage Awards programme aims to recognise and celebrate projects, events or people who contribute positively to our understanding and appreciation of the heritage and history of the Southern Highlands. The awards also serve to promote excellence in the design of new elements in a heritage context and to encourage maintenance of heritage assets and heritage areas.

The next round of Heritage Awards competition was scheduled for April/May 2017. However, due to a staffing shortage and the Council elections which requires a new Heritage Committee to be formed, the 2017 Awards programme is delayed.  At this stage Council is unsure as to when the 2017 Heritage Awards will proceed.  For further enquiries please contact Susan Stannard, Senior Strategic Land Use Planner.  

2015 Heritage Awards

The Heritage Awards programme was overhauled for 2015. The previous four categories were replaced with nine new categories that seek recognition of buildings, people, projects and precincts that make a positive contribution to local heritage.

The winners from 2015 are listed in the table below and further information may be downloaded from the 'Past Winners and Projects' section at the bottom of this page.

Best Conservation of a Heritage Place - under $250,000      Winner: Conservation of 'Allambie', Berrima Road, Moss Vale'Allambie', Berrima Road, Moss Vale
Best Sympathetic Addition to a Heritage Place - under $250,000Highly Commended: 'Greeny Flat', Queen Street, MittagongGreeny Flat, Mittagong
'Greeny Flat'
Best Sympathetic Addition to a Heritage Place - $250,000 and over Winner: Additions to 'Eccleston Park', Canyonleigh Road, Canyonleigh 'Eccleston Park', Canyonleigh
'Eccleston Park'
Best Maintained Heritage Place Winner: Harper's Mansion Management Committee for Harper's Mansion, Wilkinson Street, Berrima 

Highly Commended: 'Hatch Cottage', Mali Brae Farm, Nowra Road, Moss Vale
Harper's Mansion, Berrima
Harper's Mansion        
'Hatch Cottage', Moss Vale
Hatch Cottage                                                                                                                                                                    
Best Heritage PrecinctWinner: Conservation of the Joadja Historic Shale Oil Mining Town, Joadja Road, JoadjaJoadja Historic Shale Oil Mining Town
Joadja Historic Mining Town
Best Heritage Tourism Project or InitiativeWinner: Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Ltd for Oldbury Open Garden Weekend, Sutton Forest, April 2014

Highly Commended: 'Mali Brae' Function Centre, Nowra Road, Moss Vale
Oldbury Open Garden Weekend Poster
Oldbury Weekend

Mali Brae Function Centre
Mali Brae Function Centre
Significant Achievement in Heritage by an Individual or OrganisationEntrant: Berrima Bridge Camellia Project by Australian Garden History Society Southern Highlands Branch, Jellore Street, BerrimaBerrima Bridge Camellia Project
Berrima Bridge Camellia Project
Best Contribution to an Understanding of Heritage in the Wingecarribee ShireJoint Winner: Berrima Bridge Nurseries Conservation Management Plan by Australian Garden History Society Southern Highlands Branch

Joint Winner: Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve and Quarries Information Booklet
Berrima Bridge Nurseries Conservation Management Plan
Berrima Bridge Nurseries CMP
Mt Gibraltar Heritage Reserve Booklet
Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve Booklet

Please note that there were no entries for 'Best Conservation of a Heritage Place - $250,000 and over', 'Best Creative Adaptation' or 'Best Heritage Trade'.

Past Winners & Projects

PDF2015 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 400kB)

PDF2013 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 196kB) 

PDF2011 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 426kB)

PDF2009 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 16kB)


For more information about the Wingecarribee Heritage Awards, contact Council's Strategic Planning section by telephone on (02) 4868-0888 

Last Updated: October 19th, 2017
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