Jewels were unearthed at our 2023 Heritage Awards

Published on 04 July 2023


The Mornington Peninsula’s very own ‘Oscars of the heritage world’ were held on Thursday 8 June at Mornington Council chambers.
The 2023 Heritage Awards celebrated some shining examples from our local community who’ve preserved and restored heritage places on our Peninsula.

The awards are a joint program of the Shire and the National Trust Mornington Peninsula branch, President Judy Walsh of the Trust revealed this year’s winners.
The winners are:
Restoration of a heritage place

  • St Andrews Church, Rye
  • Edna Dunk Memorial Clock Tower, Rosebud
  • McCrae Lighthouse
  • Continental Hotel, Sorrento.

Sustainability and/or greening of a heritage place

  • Koala Habitat, Somers.

Individual award for service to heritage restoration on the Mornington Peninsula:

  • Judy Walsh, president, National Trust Mornington Peninsula. 

Excellence in interpretation:

  • Mornington Old Post Office
  • Red Hill Station Reserve. 

Read more about the Heritage Awards and find out who was involved in the winning projects on the website:


Mayor Councillor Steve Holland with Award winners.


Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:

“My fellow Councillors and I want to thank all the award winners for their dedication to their heritage knowledge, craft and effort to restore and maintain our heritage places.”

Quote attributable to National Trust, Mornington Peninsula branch President, Victor Sullivan:

“It has been my honour to acknowledge these wonderful people and places. We received a large number of nominations this year and it’s been my pleasure to award everyone with recognition from the National Trust for their efforts.”



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