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2016 Ballarat Heritage Awards announced

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THE 2016 Ballarat Heritage Awards have been announced at a formal awards ceremony last Tuesday (May 3). The Awards were hosted by the National Trust of Australia (VIC) – Ballarat Branch and supported by the City of Ballarat. City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Des Hudson, officially launched the Heritage Awards evening, which recognises those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in innovation and best practice in heritage. Established in 2011, the Awards attracted a particular high quality of entrants this year.

The Heritage Awards were held at the Miner’s Tavern. THE WINNERS ARE:

CATEGORY: ADAPTIVE REUSE OF A HERITAGE PLACE
Winner: Golden Point Church 506 Grant Street, Ballarat – D&S Hutchinson
Highly commended: CAFS Basement Transformation 115 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat – Child and Family Services (CAFS)

CATEGORY: NEW WORK/ DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A HERITAGE AREA
Winner: The Ballarat Avenue of Honour Overpass, Remembrance Drive, Burrumbeet – VicRoads
Highly commended: St Peter & Pauls Church, Fiske Street, Buninyong
Commended: ‘Salina’ 8 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree – C & S Stone
Commended: ‘The Cottage Ballarat’ 3 Latrobe Street, Ballarat – S Rowan & K McIver Rowan

C A T E G O R Y : CONSERVATION OF A HERITAGE PLACE, HISTORIC COLLECTION OR TRADITION
Winner (Intangible): Arthur Kenny Avenue of Honour Recreation, Fortune Street, Ballarat East – Child and Family Services (CAFS) Winner (Tangible): Golden Point Church, 506 Grant Street, Ballarat – D&S Hutchinson

SPECIAL HERITAGE SKILLS TRADES
Joint winners: Anthony Steinman and Justin Fraser for Golden Point Church, 506 Grant Street, Ballarat Commended: Nick McCann for 23 Victoria Avenue, Lake Wendouree

SPECIAL HERITAGE SKILLS RESEARCH
Winner: Brett Weinberg – Ballarat Benevolent Asylum

HERITAGE INNOVATION
Winner: Ballarat’s First Gold Commissioners Camp Project and Booklet – Kelleher’s Australia
Special commendation: The #Lovely War Project Present Tense/Federation University Australia

AWARD: The Greg Bins Award for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage
Winner: Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc