Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

State Heritage Awards finalists announced

30/03/2012 12:00 AM
  • 23 regional, 26 metro finalists announced for 2012 WA Heritage Awards
Heritage Minister John Castrilli has announced the finalists for the 2012 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

Now in its 20th year, the awards honour the leading contributors in heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation in WA.

“An inspirational mix of 49 people, projects and organisations from across the State have been selected as finalists for the awards,” Mr Castrilli said.

“The awards attracted 71 nominations that stretched from Broome to Bremer Bay, all bidding to become State heritage champions in 11 categories.

“The judges’ task in choosing the finalists was very difficult because of the high standard of nominations received.

“The most contested category was ‘Outstanding contribution to heritage by a community-based organisation’ with nine finalists, illustrating the invaluable work undertaken by our volunteers in metropolitan and regional areas.
“The Western Australian Heritage Awards honour our State’s heritage champions and recognise the commitment and innovative work of all those who have entered in this year’s awards.”

The winners will be announced in the presence of His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC on April 17 at the Government House Ballroom.
      Fact File
  • List of finalists for the 2012 WA Heritage Awards attached
  • Awards held to coincide with Australian Heritage Week, April 14-22, 2012
  • For more information visit http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au

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