Awards for Heritage Projects

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Mornington Peninsula Shire, are proud to present the Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards 2017 to recognise those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration, enhancement, interpretation and reuse of our heritage places.

Our heritage includes public and private places, buildings, gardens and objects. Heritage places are an integral part of the Mornington Peninsula community and the Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards highlight our commitment to celebrate and promote our heritage.

The aims of the awards are to recognize excellence in heritage conservation and to encourage community awareness of our heritage.

The awards are open to domestic and commercial projects, from both government and non-government sectors.

Nominations

You can download and complete a nomination form(PDF, 525KB)

Registrations open 10 July and close 14 August 2017.

Award nominations are sought in each category for any place with demonstrable heritage significance or in a protected heritage area. For example, included in a Heritage Overlay, the Victorian Heritage Register, included in local heritage study, or classified by the National Trust.

Judging

The judging panel will be the Heritage Officer of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, a member of the National Trust Conservation Team and a Mornington Peninsula Branch representative. The judging process will take place after all the nominations have been received. An inspection of shortlisted properties will take place on 21 August 2017.

Awards presentation

The Awards presentation will take place at the Municipal Chambers, 2 Queen Street, Mornington on 22 September 2017 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Winners from each category will receive a commemorative certificate.

2017 Awards categories


Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place

The objective of the award is to encourage adaptive reuse of a heritage place. Adaptive reuse is a process that changes a disused or redundant place to a different purpose. Nominations will be considered that demonstrate adaptive reuse of a heritage place having minimal impact on its significance and setting.

Restoration of a Heritage Place

The objective of the award is to recognise best practice restoration work that returns fabric back to a known earlier state or conserves integrity. Nominations will be considered that demonstrate application of the Burra Charter including Built form, Landscape, Wetlands, Cemeteries, Monuments or Heritage Gardens. 

Excellence in Interpretive Signage

The objective of the award is to recognise Interpretive Signage of a high quality that acknowledges a person or place that has contributed to the Heritage of the Mornington Peninsula. 

Specialist Heritage Trade Skills

The objective of the award is to recognise tradespersons who work using specialist skills, traditional methods and craftsmanship to a very high standard. Nominations will be considered that demonstrate excellence in traditional trades by any individual or company. 

Sustainability and/or Greening of a Heritage Place

The objective of the award is to increase awareness of the contribution to the environmental sustainability of heritage places. Nominations will be considered for works that demonstrate a range of practices that result in positive impacts. 

Find out more information about the awards and how to make a nomination.(PDF, 525KB)