Nominations opening soon for the annual Heritage Awards

Published on 02 July 2019

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Nominations opening soon for the annual Heritage Awards

2 July 2019

Mornington Peninsula Shire and the National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch are inviting nominations for the annual Heritage Awards.

The awards recognise projects and people in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration and reuse of heritage places on the Mornington Peninsula.

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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said this is a terrific initiative and encourages the community to apply.

“Clever and industrious people restoring and maintaining heritage parts of the Peninsula should be celebrated – heritage places are an integral part of the Mornington Peninsula community”.

“These awards serve as some inspiration for everyone in our community to think of ways to be more respectful and celebratory about our heritage,” concluded Councillor Gill.

The Mornington Peninsula Branch of the National Trust is once again looking forward to participating in the annual Heritage Awards with the Shire.

The Mornington Peninsula Branch President, Judy Walsh said “these annual awards present an opportunity to acknowledge individuals, groups and practitioners who have demonstrated expertise in restoration or creative reuse of built and environmental forms of heritage and excellence in interpretive signage”.

“Heritage in all its forms is a major cultural asset of the Peninsula and these awards are a major contribution to preserving the past and the environment for the future,” she concluded.  

Categories include:

  • Restoration of a Heritage Place - best practice heritage restoration work in Built Form, Landscape, Wetlands, Cemeteries, Monuments or Heritage Gardens.
  • Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place - a process that changes a disused or redundant heritage place to a different purpose while retaining its original integrity.
  • Sustainability and/or Greening of a Heritage Place - to increase awareness of the contribution to environmental sustainability of heritage places.
  • Specialist Heritage Trade Skills - recognition of trade persons using specialist and traditional methods and craftsmanship to a very high standard.
  • Excellence in Interpretive Signage - recognition of interpretive signage of a high quality that has contributed to the heritage of the Mornington Peninsula

Nominations run from 15 July 2019 until 12 August 2019.

To nominate:

Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards is a joint program of the National Trust Mornington Peninsula Branch and Mornington Peninsula Shire.