City's newest constructions honoured at Ballarat Heritage Awards

Ballarat’s best and brightest in construction, architecture and business have been honoured for their work in upholding the history of the city in the annual Heritage Awards, which took place on Tuesday night. 

The Garden of the Grieving Mother was among the winners from Tuesday night's Heritage Awards.

The Garden of the Grieving Mother was among the winners from Tuesday night's Heritage Awards.

Now in its eighth year, the awards night is run by the City of Ballarat in conjunction with the National Trust’s Ballarat branch. 

Speaking at the awards night, City of Ballarat mayor Samantha Mclntosh said the awards had encouraged a greater appreciation of Ballarat’s heritage.

“The enticement (of heritage) can be seen from the population growth that’s happening in Ballarat because we really do have such a beautiful space that we really do respect, protect, preserve and enhance,” Cr Mclntosh said. 

Among the winners were Morton Dunn Architects and the Australian Catholic University for the Catherine of Siena Centre, which took home the gong for adaptive reuse of a heritage space, as well as the Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee for the development of the Garden of the Grieving Mother, which claimed the joint title for best new work or development within a heritage area.   

A people’s choice category was also added for the first time in 2017, which was claimed by Colliers International for the work on 208-210 Sturt Street.  

CATEGORY: ADAPTIVE REUSE OF A HERITAGE PLACE

Winner: Catherine of Siena Centre, ACU Campus,

102-106 Ripon Street North, Lake Wendouree

Morton Dunn Architects and ACU

NEW WORK/DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A HERITAGE AREA

Winner (Domestic project): 311 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree

Luke Jennings, Project Now, and owners Paul and Sharon McCuskey

Honourable Mention (Domestic project): 415 Drummond Street South, Ballarat

Developers Mark Rowan and Clive Gurney

NEW WORK/DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A HERITAGE AREA

Joint Winner (Non-domestic project):St Thomas Aquinas Chapel, ACU Campus, 1200 Mair Street, Lake Wendouree

Jesse Mowbray, Nimbus Architecture and Heritage

Joint Winner (Non-domestic project):The Garden of the Grieving Mother

Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee Inc.

Highly Commended: Catherine of Siena Centre, ACU Campus, 102-106 Ripon Street North, Lake Wendouree

Morton Dunn Architects

CONSERVATION OF A HERITAGE PLACE, HISTORIC COLLECTION OR TRADITION

Winner: Restoration of Tram 939, ‘Cuthberts’

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Highly Commended: Loreto College Fence Restoration, 1600 Sturt Street, Ballarat

Loreto College and Tom Tung, TG & KM Tung bricklayers

SPECIAL HERITAGE SKILLS

Winner: Tom Tung, TG & KM Tung bricklayers for Loreto College Fence Restoration, 1600 Sturt Street, Ballarat

Highly Commended: Nick McCann, NMC Tiling for 1316 Mair Street, Lake Wendouree

Highly Commended:Jock Maule, Dedicated Building Solutions for 46A Victoria Street, Ballarat East

HERITAGE INNOVATION

Winner: Cultural Partnership Chinese Fortunes Exhibition

Chinese Australian Cultural Society of Ballarat and M.A.D.E

Highly Commended: Restoration of Tram 939, ‘Cuthberts’

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Highly Commended: Gold Bar at The Gold Museum

The Gold Museum

The Greg Binns Award for Outstanding Community Contribution to Heritage

Winner: Ballarat Municipal Observatory & Museum

The National Trust People’s Choice Award

Winner: 208-210 Sturt Street, Ballarat

Colliers International