Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Awards recognise the role of heritage in boosting the economy

    27/05/2017 7:00 AM
    • 16 individuals and heritage projects recognised for heritage excellence at the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards
    • Awards demonstrate the role heritage can play in boosting the economy and creating jobs
    • Heritage a significant drawcard for tourists 

    The transformation of Fremantle's former Dalgety Wool Stores into modern apartments has received the top project award at last night's Western Australian Heritage Awards.


    The awards, which are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, recognise outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.


    International metals conservation expert Dr Ian MacLeod, volunteer Dr Dorothy Erickson and Committee for Perth chief executive officer and former Heritage Council chairwoman Marion Fulker were recognised for their significant contribution to heritage alongside Friends of Australian Rock Art and Engineering Heritage WA.


    The restoration of North Fremantle's former grand residence Hillcrest into a contemporary nursing home and refurbishment of the 1870s Gallop House in Dalkeith were also commended.  Busselton's Jetty Experience, Roebourne's Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail and Geraldton's Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre received top honours in the tourism and interpretation categories.


    For more information, visit https://stateheritage.wa.gov.au/awards


    Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:


    "The restoration and adaptation of the former Dalgety Wool Stores, now called Heirloom by Match, was a massive undertaking that required its owners to find innovative solutions to conserve and enhance the Wool Store's original heritage fabric.


    "Having sat largely unused for 20 years, it was one of the largest restoration projects of its kind in WA and heralds a new era for Fremantle.


    "This project, along with Hillcrest and Gallop House, now have the opportunity to compete on the international stage through co-operation with the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.


    "The number of regional projects to receive awards tonight, particularly in the tourism-related field, illustrates the important role heritage plays in creating vibrant and economically sustainable communities for the enjoyment of tourists and local residents."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400


    2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards - Winners and Commendations


    Voluntary Individual Contribution

    Winner:  Dr Dorothy Erickson, Cottesloe

    Commendation: Annabel Witham, Broomehill


    Professional Contribution

    Winner:  Dr Ian MacLeod, Heritage Conservation Solutions, South Perth


    Contribution by a Community-based Organisation

    Winner:  Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA)


    Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation

    Winner:  Engineering Heritage WA


    Heritage Practices by a Local Government

    Winner:  Shire of Murray


    Interpretation Project

    Winner:  Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, Geraldton

    Commendation:  Sound from the Ground

    Commendation:  Historical Panoramas


    Heritage Tourism Product

    Winner:  Busselton Jetty Experience

    Winner:  Ngurin Bush Tucker Trail, Roebourne


    Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place

    Winner:  Fmr Dalgety Wool Stores (Heirloom by Match), Fremantle

    Commendation:  Gallop House, Dalkeith

    Commendation:  Hillcrest, North Fremantle


    The Gerry Gauntlett Award for Excellence in Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place

    Winner:  Fmr Dalgety Wool Stores (Heirloom by Match), Fremantle


    The Judges' Award: The Professor David Dolan Award

    Winner:  Marion Fulker, chief executive officer, Committee for Perth and former chairwoman of the Heritage Council of WA