State heritage listed Temora Railway Station was given a new lease of life as a youth centre, exhibition space, performance area and rail museum.
Heritage Awards 2017 winners
Congratulations to all of our 2017 Heritage Awards winners!
Lifetime Achievement – Judy Birmingham AM (Judy was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Awards for significant service to higher education, particularly to historical archaeology, as an academic, and to professional associations).
Cathy Donnelly – Linda Babic
Trade and Skills – Stephen Brooker
The Judges’ Special Commendation: Woodford Academy
Blue Mountains Botanicals/ Aboriginal Cultural Room / Artist in Residence tenancies.
Award – Temora Railway Station
Award – Tramsheds Harold Park
Highly Commended – Cleveland & Co
Winner – Save Lansdowne
Winner – Gardens of Stone
Conservation – Built
Award – Vaucluse Battlements
Award – Choregic Monument
Highly Commended – Kincoppal
Highly Commended – Sewage Pumping
Conservation – Landscape
Award – Grand Canyon
Award – Mitchell’s Causeway
Highly Commended – Alexandra Canal Bank
Conservation Interiors and Objects
Awards – St Pauls
Award – Southern Gasholder
Highly Commended – Saumarez Interior
Highly Commended – Museum of Fire Crane
Award – Luanja
Award – Vaucluse Drawing Room
Highly Commended – Massadon
Highly Commended – Clarence St Bridge
Education and Interpretation
Award – Dowling Songbook
Award – Alchemy – Hill End
Award – Lives on the Line
Highly Commended – Irish Orphan Trunk
Events and Publications
Awards – Going Underground
Awards – Florilegium
Highly Commended – Tennis in Literature
Highly Commended – Windows into Wartime
Highly Commended – Demolished Sydney
Awards – Sydney Cemeteries Field Guide
Awards – Waverley Council Inter-War Fact Sheets
Highly Commended – Postings from the Front
Highly Commended – Canopies
Tours and Multimedia
Award – Running on Time
Award – Beachcomber website
Highly Commended – Our Heritage
Research and Investigation
Award – Unlocking the Past
Highly Commended – The House that Jack Built
Highly Commended – St Matthews Windsor
Highly Commended – Imagining Bermagui: Using Natural Heritage for Connected Place-making
More about the winning projects
Tramsheds Harold Park heritage restoration project, salvaged and reinterpreted the iconic Tramway Depot to create a unique food destination.
This photographic exhibition showcased 172 images of the Gardens of Stone region, promoting the unique cultural and natural values of Lithgow area.
Structural movement and construction weaknesses in the precast concrete 1917 battlements and turrets of Vaucluse House were rectified using traditional building practices.
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service completed the restoration of the 1907 track through the Grand Canyon in the Blue Mountains.
Conservation of an historic sandstone causeway, part of the Victoria Pass road infrastructure on the Great Western Highway near Mt Victoria.
The only Victorian-era gasholder still standing in NSW was restored for Sydney Trains. This gasholder now provides a unique educational view of how our railways and cities were once illuminated.
The design and construction of an Australian Colonial Regency revival estate, including; house, interiors, outbuildings and garden.
The discovery of an early collection of domestic sheet music inspired a new collaboration between Sydney Living Museums and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Alchemy is an immersive, atmospheric and bespoke interpretive installation located in an reused fire station and showcases the history of Hill End.
Celebrating 90 years of the city underground railway. The event included tunnel tours, vintage electric train rides, exhibitions, commemorative photo and online video.
'Florilegium: Sydney’s painted garden' showcased 87 contemporary botanical paintings, illustrating significant plants in the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.
This brochure comprises a range of topics guiding the ongoing management and care of Inter-War Residential Flat buildings within Waverley in a series of factsheets.
Sydney Trains shared the history of rail heritage through the ‘Running on Time’ project. It included multimedia resources and behind the scenes tours of Central Station.