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.

2017 Category Award Winners

Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place

  • Windrest Cattery – creative reuse of 1920s dairy to modern cattery retaining original fabric and converting dairy use layout to individual cattery suites and office space.

Restoration of a Heritage Place

  • 261 Stony Point Road Crib Point – restoration of original 1920s cottage

  • Shoreham Community Hall – extensive restoration of internal and external structure of the Shoreham Community Hall

  • St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Rye – remedial treatment of church walls

Specialist Heritage Trade Skills

  • Melbourne Property Rescue – reconstruction of period cottage window

  • James Webb and Mark Watson – reinstatement of rear veranda in accordance with documentation from State Library of Victoria of the 1870s original building.

Sustainability and/or Greening of a Heritage Place

  • Merricks Creek Estuary Watchers Group – excellence in conservation methods to address the sea grass build up in Merricks Creek.

  • Save Tootgarook Wetlands Groups – excellence in conservation and advocacy of the Tootgarook Wetlands.

Individual Award

  • Meg Breidahl, Dianne Dick and Victoria Grounds – Research & Publication of the book titled - Ranelagh a Special Place. 


Nominations for 2018 Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards open July 2018