Nom­i­nate for her­itage awards

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

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.

Geral­dine Chris­tou

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