Western Australians are urged to nominate their heritage heroes for the Heritage Council’s prestigious WA Heritage Awards.
Since the first Awards in 1992, the Heritage Awards have been an opportunity to showcase the excellent work being done in revitalising State Registered Heritage Places, setting standards in interpretation, heritage tourism, conservation and adaptive reuse.
The State Government Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of private owners, volunteers, professionals, organisations, local governments and State Government agencies who work hard to promote and conserve WA’s cultural heritage.
As stated by Heritage Minister David Templeman:
“The WA Heritage Awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise the passion and commitment of the many volunteers, professionals and organisations whose work has helped build WA’s heritage scene into the vibrant, innovative and highly professional sector it is today.
“Earlier this year, 20 individuals and organisations who have each made a remarkable contribution to preserving our State’s highly-valued heritage were honoured at the 2019 WA Heritage Awards ceremony, held at the World Heritage Listed Fremantle Prison.
“The former Katanning Roller Flour Mill, which has been creatively adapted into the Premier Mill Hotel, was recognised across both heritage tourism and conservation and adaptive reuse categories.
“The Premier Mill Hotel is an outstanding example of how adaptive reuse and conservation of our industrial heritage can promote tourism and economic development in regional areas. Winning heritage tourism projects like the Premier Mill Hotel and the Gwalia conservation project illustrate the important role heritage tourism plays in revitalising local economies and stimulating visitation.
“The high-standard of individuals and projects honoured at the 2019 WA Heritage Awards demonstrates why a Heritage Award is a highly sought-after and valued accolade.
“I encourage all Western Australians to get behind their communities and nominate a worthy candidate today.”