2014 Group PhotoWinners, special commendation recipients and some finalists from the 2014 Ballarat Hertiage Awards ceremony.

The 2014 Ballarat Heritage Awards were announced at a formal ceremony held on Tuesday 6 May 2014 at the Old Colonist Club, Lydiard Street, Ballarat.

The awards ceremony was hosted by the National Trust Australia (vic) - Ballarat Branch and was supported by the City of Ballarat. Sponsors included Haymes Paints, Commerce Ballarat and The Carpet & Tile Gallery.

This year the ceremony celebrated and regonised those individuals, businesses and community groups who have demonstrated excellence, innovation and best practice in heritage areas including built heritage, historic collections, historical research and heritage skills.

And the award winners for the 2014 Ballarat Heritage Awards were:


THE AWARD WINNERS

Old Learmonth Bakery and Blacksmith, 339 High Street, Learmonth
AWARD - Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place

19 Nightingale Street, Newington
AWARD - New Work/Development within a Heritage Area

Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society, 401 Gillies Street, Wendouree
AWARD - Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection

Geoff Norwood, Stone Cottage, 145 Bell Avenue, Mt Helen
AWARD - Special Heritage Skills (Traditional)

Dr Anne Beggs-Sunter, Recognising Individual Skills
AWARD - Special Heritage Skills (Individual)

Ballarat Dreamtime Aboriginal Cemetery Project (Ballaarat General Cemeteries Trust, Finding Futures and Wadawurrung - Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporatation)
AWARD - Heritage Innovation

Golden City Paddle Steamer Museum Society Inc.
The Greg Binns Award for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage

 

SPECIAL COMMENDATIONS WENT TO

Stone Cottage, 145 Bell Avenue, Mt Helen
AWARD - Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection

Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society, 401 Gillies Street North, Ballarat
AWARD - Special Heritage Skills (Traditional)

Phil Roberts, Ballarat Clarendon College x 2 Volumes
AWARD - Special Heritage Skills (Individual)

Eurekapedia (Ballarat Reform League Inc.)
AWARD - Heritage Innovation



Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place

Proudly Sponsored by: Commerce Ballarat

The ‘Adaptive Reuse of a Heritage Place’ award recognises successful adaptive
reuse. Adaptive reuse is a process of changing a disused or redundant place for a different or creative purpose. Finalists demonstrate outstanding adaptive reuse of a heritage place whilst having minimal impact on its cultural heritage significance and setting.

Finalist were judged on:

  1. How different is the building from its original use? What has been the level of difficulty in adaptively reusing the heritage place?
  2. What are the community benefits of the project? (i.e. enhances the streetscape, enable public use and access).
  3. What other positive benefits has the project achieved? (i.e. economic, tourism, business opportunity, positive flow on effects)
  4. How well have the heritage components of the place been restored, reconstructed, preserved and/or maintained?
  5. How innovative and creative is the
    project?
  6. Do the works comply with planning and building permits

Finalists:

 

New Work/Development within a Heritage Area

Proudly Sponsored by: The Carpet & Tile Gallery

The ‘New Work/Development’ within a Heritage Area’ award recognises either:

  • Sympathetic design of new buildings or structures within heritage conservation areas or within a cultural heritage landscape; or
  • Sympathetic design of additions/exterior alterations to heritage buildings or structures within heritage conservation areas or within a cultural heritage landscape.

Finalist should demonstrate outstanding fulfilment of best practise principles in keeping with local or state guidelines and the Australian ICOMOS Burra Charter.

Finalist were judged on:

  1. How well does the new building/structure sit within the heritage landscape? Is it sympathetic to the heritage of the area or heritage place?
  2. Does the new building/structure adversely affect the heritage area or place? (i.e. distort, obscure, detract from the heritage place/area).
  3. How innovative is the new building/structure? How well are intrusive modern aspects of the building hidden from the heritage streetscape/not distract from the heritage place? (i.e. sustainable features (such as solar panels) hidden from view in an innovative way).
  4. Does the new building/structure comply with planning and building permits? (Please note: buildings/structures that are non-compliant are not eligible

Finalists:

 

Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection

The ‘Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection’ award recognises best practice in looking after any heritage place or collection/individual item so as to retain what it is that makes it significant.

Finalist were judged on:

  1. How well does the submission demonstrate excellence (i.e. level of skill, attention to detail)
  2. Has the conservation of the heritage place or collection ensured its longer term existence? (For example: includes new technological improvements that contribute to conservation).
  3. For heritage buildings only: Does the conservation work comply with planning and building permits? (Please note: buildings/structures that are non-compliant are not
    eligible).

Finalists:

 

Specialist Heritage Skills


Proudly Sponsored by: Haymes Paint

The ‘Specialist Heritage Skills’ award recognises tradespersons, professionals, researchers or conservators who work using specialist knowledge or traditional methods/craftsmanship, demonstrating heritage best practice to a very high standard. Finalists demonstrate excellence in their field.

Finalist were judged on:

  1. How well does the individual, group ororganisation demonstrate excellence? (i.e. level of skill, best practiceapproach, attention to detail).
  2. How much has the individual/group/organisation contributed to the conservation and/or understanding of heritage? (i.e. keeping rare skills alive, work has impacted
    greatly (positive flow on effects)).
  3. If applicable: Does the individual/group/organisation’s work comply with planning and building requirements? (Please note: works that are non-compliant are not eligible).

The judges seperated the award into two categories this year:

Special Heritage Skills (Traditional)

Finalists:

 
Special Heritage Skills (Individual)

 Finalists:

 

Heritage Innovation

The ‘Heritage Innovation Award’ is an open category that recognises best practise,
innovative work that contributes to one or more of the following:

  • Our knowledge of heritage
  • The protection, conservation, preservation and/or management of heritage
  • Supporting community members who care for heritage (i.e. assistance, advice and incentives)
  • Communicating, promoting andcelebrating heritage


Heritage can be tangible (such as places and things) or intangible (such as stories, dance and knowledge). All of these areas are a part of the rich tapestry that makes up our unique identity.

Finalist were judged on:

  1. How innovative and/or creative is the submission? (i.e. cutting edge – leading the pack)
  2. How well does the submission contribute to:
  • Our knowledge of heritage
  • The protection, conservation, preservation and/or management of heritage
  • Supporting community members who care for heritage (i.e. assistance, advice and incentives)
  • Communicating, promoting and celebrating heritage
  • Has there been any positive flow on effects from this project?

Finalists:

 

Greg Binns Award for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage

Greg joined the Trust in 1966 and when he shifted to Ballarat in the late 1960’s he became an active member of what was the first Trust Branch in Victoria outside Melbourne.  In 1971 he was on the committee and he remained an active member from that time, being at various times President and Treasurer.  Greg was given Honorary Life Membership of the Trust in 2000 and in 2005 was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Ballarat, particularly through environmental, arts and heritage organizations.

Greg’s involvement in the branch activities was significant and included active involvement in various campaigns to protect endangered heritage buildings, planning and participation in a wide range of car and walking tours organized by the local branch, assisting in various working bees, involvement in recording the status of entries from the Trust register of Significant Trees in Ballarat and their inclusion in an i Phone App, and as a representative of the Trust on a large range of local organizations.

Greg’s depth of knowledge, his passion for history and heritage and willingness to always help, will be sorely missed, not only by the Trust but by the wider community.

The ‘Greg Binns Awards for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage ’ award went to:


This award is carefully selected by the National Trust Australia (Vic)- Ballarat Branch.


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