The Mornington Peninsula Branch Heritage Awards, are organised in conjunction with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and seek to recognise those in our community who have demonstrated excellence in retention, restoration and reuse of our heritage places.

The 2019 Heritage Awards recognised 10 projects and 15 awards were presented in the categories of;

Restoration of a Heritage Place
Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place
Excellence in Interpretive Signage
Heritage Trade Skills for stonemasonry and carpentry

In 2019, the Branch trialed a pilot People’s Choice Award, inviting National Trust members and the wider community to vote for their favourite project. The winner was the Flinders & District Historical Society for the creative reuse of the Flinders Cargo Shed.

The Projects

Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place

Adaptation of the Heritage Listed Flinders Cargo Shed into historical interpretive display by the Flinders & District Historical Society.

Cargo Shed prior to reuse


Cargo Shed prior to interpretation display 


Cargo Shed interpretation display 

Excellence in Interpretive Signage

Incorporation of historical information using text and early ‘Rose Series’ post card images informing public and clients of the importance of the coastal heritage value of the Mornington Peninsula.

Rose Series postcard

Rose Series postcard

Heritage Trade Skills — Stonemason

Relocation and restoration after damage in traffic accident of the Balcombe Fountain to new position inside Mornington Park and reuse as public drinking fountain. Awarded to Simon Lyne.

Balcombe Fountain restored 

Balcombe plaque 

Heritage Trade Skills – Carpentry

Removal and replacement of original cedar framed windows using same materials and techniques to maintain the original integrity of the 1973 house designed by eminent architect Daryl Jackson. Awarded to Phil Carney.

Individual Award 

Services to the history of the Mornington Peninsula by digitising the collections of the historical societies, creating an important resource tool for the Local History Network and creating a document identifying the personalities named on the Mornington Peninsula Reserves.