As part of the Australian Heritage Festival, Council biennially runs the Wingecarribee Heritage Awards with the assistance of the Wingecarribee Heritage Advisory 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.
Projects, properties and people can be nominated in one of 10 categories:
• Best Conservation of a Heritage Place (under $300,000 and over $300,000 sub-categories)
• Best Sympathetic Addition to a Heritage Place (under $300,000 and over $300,000 sub-categories)
• Best Creative Adaptation to a Heritage Place (under $300,000 and over $300,000 sub-categories)
• Best Maintained Heritage Place
• Best Heritage Work by a Local or State Institution
• Best Heritage Precinct
• Best Heritage Trade
• Best Heritage Tourism Project or Initiative
• Significant Achievement in Heritage by an Individual or Organisation.
• Best Contribution to an Understanding of Heritage in the Wingecarribee Shire.
Nominations for the 2018 Heritage Awards are NOW OPEN and are to be made online via the SmartyGrants portal which can be accessed by clicking the link below:
Awards Guidelines and Sample Form can be downloaded below:
Heritage Awards 2018 Guidelines (932Kb PDF)
Heritage Awards 2018 Sample Nomination Form (147Kb PDF)
Entries are to be submitted by midnight on Sunday 15 April 2018.
The Awards Presentation Night is scheduled for Monday 21 May 2018. Further details will be sent to nominees and nominated projects closer to the date.
Past Winners and Projects
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|
|Best Sympathetic Addition to a Heritage Place - under $250,000||Highly Commended: 'Greeny Flat', Queen Street, Mittagong|
|Best Sympathetic Addition to a Heritage Place - $250,000 and over||Winner: Additions to 'Eccleston Park', Canyonleigh Road, Canyonleigh|
|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
|Best Heritage Precinct||Winner: Conservation of the Joadja Historic Shale Oil Mining Town, Joadja Road, Joadja|
Joadja Historic Mining Town
|Best Heritage Tourism Project or Initiative||Winner: Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens Ltd for Oldbury Open Garden Weekend, Sutton Forest, April 2014|
Highly Commended: 'Mali Brae' Function Centre, Nowra Road, Moss Vale
Mali Brae Function Centre
|Significant Achievement in Heritage by an Individual or Organisation||Entrant: Berrima Bridge Camellia Project by Australian Garden History Society Southern Highlands Branch, Jellore Street, Berrima|
Berrima Bridge Camellia Project
|Best Contribution to an Understanding of Heritage in the Wingecarribee Shire||Joint 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 CMP
Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve Booklet
Download a summary of the above table:
2015 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 400kB)
2013 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 196kB)
2011 Heritage Award Projects and Winners (PDF, 426kB)
2009 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