Mornington Peninsula Shire and National Trust of Australia (Victoria) are proud to announce the 2023 Mornington Peninsula Heritage Awards.
These awards recognise those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in preservation, 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 Heritage Awards highlight our commitment to celebrate and promote our heritage.
The aim of the awards is to recognise 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.
The awards presentation was held 8 June 2023.
Name / Organisation
Excellence in Interpretation
Mornington Old Post Office
Vicky Sapkin, Mornington & District Historical Society Inc
Red Hill Station Reserve
David Maddocks, Red Hill Community Association
Nick Wootton, Croft Wootton Constructions
Steve Hofer, WKH Architects
Jean Rotherham, Dromana & District Historical Society Inc
Restoration of a Heritage Place
St Andrews Church, Rye
Ron Blackford, Stonemason and Dillon Keegan, Assistant Stonemason
Edna Dunk Memorial Clock Tower, Rosebud
Simon Lyne, Ventia
Craig Hiscock, Electrician
Christopher Lyne, Mornington Peninsula Shire
David Wixted, Heritage Alliance
Project Delivery Team, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Continental Hotel, Sorrento
Christopher Madden, Hamilton Marino Builders
Matt Bond & Sons, Peninsula Coastal Stone Masonry
Bart O’Callaghan, Urban Pty Ltd
Sustainability & Greening of a Heritage Place
Koala Habitat, Somers
Dirk Jensen & Michelle Hardie, Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation
Individual award for service to heritage restoration on the Mornington Peninsula
Judy Walsh, past president, National Trust Mornington Peninsula branch
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.
The objective of this 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.
The objective of this award is to recognise best practice restoration work that returns fabric back to a known earlier state or conserves integrity.
The objective of this award is to recognise tradespersons who work using specialist skills, traditional methods and craftsmanship to a very high standard.
The objective of this award is to recognise Interpretive Signage of a high quality that acknowledges a person or place that has contributed to the Heritage of the Mornington Peninsula.
The objective of this award is to increase awareness of the contribution to the environmental sustainability of heritage places.
The objective of this award is to recognise an individual’s service to heritage restoration on the Mornington Peninsula
The judging panel is a Heritage Officer from the Mornington Peninsula Shire, a member of the National Trust conservation team and Mornington Peninsula branch representatives.
Generally, the assessment criteria should allow the judging panel to determine whether the nominated works successfully demonstrate the principles contained in the Burra Charter and/or local heritage guidelines or policy.