Nominate for heritage awards
Nominations are currently open for the 2019 Cultural Heritage Awards.
Held every second year, the awards recognise and honour people or groups who work to promote and conserve the municipality’s cultural heritage.
Presented by Greater Shepparton City Council and the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee, next year will be the fourth time community members have been able to apply for an award.
Greater Shepparton City Council’s sustainable development director Geraldine Christou said Greater Shepparton had a rich and diverse range of heritage places, natural and built.
‘‘Nominated places could be commercial, residential, government or public in nature,’’ Ms Christou said.
‘‘These places tell the story of who we are as a community as well as providing interest and appeal to residents and visitors alike, so it is important to ensure its conservation for present and future generations to view, interpret and appreciate.’’
Three of the award categories focus on reuse, restoration or maintenance of a heritage place, which may be significant for its fabric, setting, use, associations, meanings, records or related places and objects.
Other award categories commemorate research and publications, interpretive signage, events and tourism and other training or awarenessraising contributions.
Past winners in the Place categories include Goul- burn Valley Water for conservation works to the water tower in Ross St, Tatura (2017), and the Historical Society of Mooroopna for adaptive reuse of the former Grutzner House (2015).
Nominated work must relate to the five years prior to the closing date on Friday, December 7.
Entries may be nominated in more than one category with a separate nomination form for each category.
The Presentation Ceremony in April will coincide with the Australian Heritage Festival.
For more details, visit Greater Shepparton City Council’s website at www. greatershepparton.com.au
These places tell the story of who we are as a community as well as providing interest and appeal to residents and visitors alike, so it is important to ensure its conservation for present and future generations to view, interpret and appreciate.