Nominations opened today to find Western Australia’s next group of heritage heroes as part of the State Government’s prestigious WA Heritage Awards.
The 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 heritage.
For more than 20 years, the WA Heritage Awards have showcased the excellent work being done across our communities to conserve, protect and promote State Registered heritage places – places that tell the stories of our State’s history and provide the opportunity for future generations to experience that history.
Nominations are sought for professional and individual contributions, interpretation and community-based projects, public or private organisations that are setting standards in heritage tourism, conservation and adaptive reuse or generally champion our heritage places.
As stated by Heritage Minister David Templeman:
“The WA Heritage Awards recognise the passion and commitment of those people who have helped preserve and promote WA’s heritage places with a vibrant and innovative culture of conservation, activation and promotion.
“Last year, 29 individuals and organisations won awards for their remarkable contribution from truth telling stories of the Lock Hospitals in Carnarvon, to a stunning restoration of the Imperial Homestead in York and the iconic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Precinct which continues to provide a rich tourism experience.
“There are many dedicated and passionate Western Australians who work to share stories of our past, launch new tourism or cultural ventures, protect and celebrate history in their local community or undertake grand restoration projects that breathe new life into old buildings.
“This is the time to support your local community groups, volunteers, family or colleagues and consider nominating worthy projects or individuals for the 2021 WA Heritage Awards.”