Conservation of a Heritage Place or Historic Collection (Private) - Special Commendation
The Provincial, 121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Owner: D. Fraser
The historic Provincial Hotel has returned to its former glory on the outside with a new contemporary interior on the inside after being in a derelict state for over a decade. The visionary owners have injected life into this important historic building through a substantial commitment. The owners have arranged a full re-render, replacing moulds that had deteriorated over the years and applying multiple coats of paint using colours that are sympathetic to the building. They have also found a contemporary use for the building which will have wide benefits for Ballarat. A true transformation to a strategically significant state-listed building and a significant outcome for a key Ballarat landmark. The future of the Provincial has been assured.