Nominations open for 2018 Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards

Published on 21 June 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards provide an opportunity to recognise those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration and interpretation of our heritage places on the peninsula.

Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open and close on Monday 16 July 2018.

While the word ‘heritage’ conjures images of built forms, the scope of heritage goes further to cover landscape, cemeteries, wetlands and significant events or people that have contributed to the longevity of our heritage.

Our awards feature a range of categories including:

Creative 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
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
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
Recognition of tradespersons using specialist skills, traditional methods and craftsmanship to a very high standard.

Sustainability and/or Greening of a Heritage Place
The objective of this 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.

New work responsive to Heritage Places
A new category for 2018 which acknowledges work of a current design that responds to a heritage place or area.

To nominate: 

  • Download a form from
  • Request a copy by phoning the National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch on 0407 099 855 or Mornington Peninsula Shire on 5950 1953 or 5950 1249.

Awards will be announced on 31 August 2018.

The Mornington Peninsula Heritage Award program is a joint project of the National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch and Mornington Peninsula Shire. 

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