The Ballarat Heritage Awards were first launched in 2010, a key recommendation of Council’s ‘Preserving Our Heritage Strategy’.
The awards are held by the City of Ballarat in partnership with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the local Ballarat Branch of the National Trust. They provide an opportunity to say thank you to the many dedicated owners, businesses, groups and individuals who work tirelessly to conserve Ballarat's significant heritage. The awards have grown since their inception and are held by a number of local councils and National Trust branches across Victoria.
The 2017 Ballarat Heritage Awards are NOW OPEN for submissions and entries close on 14 March 2017
The 2017 awards program recognises a wide range of achievements in the following categories:
Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place
New Work/Development within a Heritage Area
Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection
Special Heritage Skills
For the first time, there will be a National Trust People’s Choice Award in 2017, giving community members an opportunity to vote for their favourite project from the list of finalists. Details on how you can have your say will be released when the finalists are announced in late March.
The awards are open to domestic and commercial projects, from both government and non-government sectors.