Awards for Heritage Projects

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Mornington Peninsula Shire, are proud to present the Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards 2018 to recognise those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration, enhancement, interpretation, reuse of our heritage places and new work responsive to 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

2018 Application form - Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards(PDF, 270KB)

Registrations open 11 Jun 2018 and close 16 July 2018.

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.

2018 Award categories

Restoration of a Heritage Place

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

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.

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.

Specialist Heritage Trade Skills

The objective of this award is to recognize 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.

Excellent in Interpretive Signage

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

New Work responsive to Heritage Places

This is a new category for the 2018 awards.  The objective of this award is to acknowledge work of a current design that responds to a heritage place or area.

Judging

The judging panel will be a Heritage Officer from 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 23 July 2018.

Award presentation

The Awards presentation will take place at the Municipal Chambers, 2 Queen Street, Mornington on 31 August 2018 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.  Winners from each category will receive a commemorative certificate.