Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    State awards honour heritage champions

    16/04/2015 12:00 AM
    • 11 projects honoured in the 2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards
    • Seven regional and four metropolitan individuals and projects recognised

    The restoration of Cottesloe's historic Wanslea, now the Cancer Wellness Centre, was recognised with the prestigious Gerry Gauntlett Award at last night's Western Australian Heritage Awards.


    Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said Wanslea was an outstanding conservation and refurbishment project that had taken into consideration the building's history, while sensitively incorporating contemporary elements.


    Norma Andrews, from Harwood's Cottage Cafe and Quindalup Post Office, took home the Professor David Dolan judges' award for her outstanding contribution to heritage.


    "Ms Andrews showed incredible dedication in the careful restoration of the last vestiges of the Quindalup townsite and has transformed the buildings into a popular cafe and tourism attraction. She is an inspiration to other owners of heritage properties," Mr Jacob said.


    "Both these projects are outstanding examples of how State registered places can be adapted for contemporary uses and once again become landmarks in their communities." 


    Other winners include the Carnamah Historical Society and Museum, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, as well as Heritage Perth for its innovative program that encourages the community to take an interest in Perth's heritage buildings and the story behind them.


    Claremont heritage architect Dr John Taylor and maritime author and Geraldton volunteer Dr Howard Gray won individual awards, while Albany was recognised in the heritage tourism category for the National Anzac Centre and in the interpretation category for the Princess Royal Fortress project.


    "The outstanding quality and standard of the individuals and projects honoured illustrates why a Heritage Council's Heritage Award has become such a highly sought-after and valued accolade," the Minister said.


           Fact File

    • 2015 marks the 23rd year of the Western Australian Heritage Awards
    • Award-winning heritage places will now compete on the international stage in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
    • For more information, visit http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au/awards   

    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    2015 Western Australian Heritage Awards


    Winners and commendations


    Voluntary individual contribution

    Winner: Dr Howard Gray, Geraldton


    Professional contribution

    Winner: Dr John Taylor, Claremont


    Contribution by a community-based organisation

    Winner: Carnamah Historical Society and Museum

    Commendation: Historical Society of Cockburn


    Contribution by a public or private organisation

    Winner: Heritage Perth


    Heritage practices by a local government

    Winner: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder


    Interpretation project

    Winner: Albany Forts (Princess Royal Fortress)

    Commendation: Esperance Foreshore Interpretation Project


    Heritage tourism project

    Winner: National Anzac Centre, Albany


    Conservation or adaptive reuse of a State registered place

    Winner of the Gerry Gauntlett Award: Wanslea - Cancer Wellness Centre, Cottesloe


    The Judges' Award: The Professor David Dolan Award

    Ms Norma Andrews, Harwood's Cottage Cafe and Quindalup Post Office of Busselton