Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

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

    Search for WA heritage champions

    17/12/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Nominations open for 2012-13 WA Heritage Awards 
    Heritage Minister John Castrilli today announced the opening of nominations for the prestigious Western Australian Heritage Awards.
     
    The awards encourage the community to celebrate outstanding achievements that elevate the value of heritage in Western Australia.
     
    Mr Castrilli said each finalist in the awards would be an active champion in ensuring the State’s most important heritage places have visibility within the community.
     
    “Now in its 21st year, the awards showcase excellence in revitalising heritage places, setting standards for interpretation, conservation and adaptive reuse of places entered in the State Register of Heritage Places,” he said.
     
    The Minister said the awards also reached out to the State’s regional communities, as a number of winners had been individuals or organisations based in rural WA or working with regional West Australians.
     
    “There are many volunteers and professionals who have been instrumental in elevating the value of heritage and securing its place in our State’s future,” he said.
     
    “These awards allow us to recognise the best of them and I encourage people to nominate.”
     
    Earlier this year, the William Street Revitalisation Project, Northbridge won UNESCO’s Award of Honourable Mention following its Western Australian Heritage Award win and Heritage Council endorsement.
     
    The Western Australian Heritage Award winners will be announced on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.
     
          Fact File
    • State Government’s first cultural policy released in February 2011
    • Liberal-National Government committed to provide advice and practical assistance to heritage property owners; and increased the value of financial grants for conservation of privately owned heritage buildings by 25%
    • Nominations close at 4pm on Friday February 1, 2013.  Further details at http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au - phone 6552 4000 or free call 1800 524 000
    Minister’s office - 6552 6600