Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

    Heritage champions honoured as finalists in WA Heritage Awards

    19/02/2018 9:00 AM
    • 25 individuals and heritage projects named as finalists in the 2018 Western Australian Heritage Awards
    • Recognising our State's heritage helps create jobs in heritage-related tourism
    • Regional projects dominate with 16 of the 25 finalists hailing from country WA 

    Fremantle Town Hall, Claremont Railway Station and Cue Public Buildings, which houses the local Community and Visitor Centre, are among the finalists in the 2018 Western Australian Heritage Awards.


    The awards, now in their 26th year, recognise outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.


    More information on the finalists can be found at https://stateheritage.wa.gov.au/awards


    Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:


    "The announcement of the 2018 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists today has shone a spotlight on the exciting heritage work being undertaken in regional Western Australia.


    "Regional projects have dominated the interpretation, heritage tourism, volunteer and local government categories in 2018, with 16 of the 25 finalists hailing from country Western Australia.


    "The number of regional projects and individuals, particularly in the tourism-related field, illustrate the important role heritage plays in creating vibrant, sustainable communities for the enjoyment of tourists and local residents.


    "The former Cue Post Office and Government Buildings has been rejuvenated as a popular Community and Visitor Centre through a thoughtful adaptive reuse project. The conservation work was done in consultation with the community and its restoration has delivered a community asset that has revitalised the town centre.


    "This year's finalists represent a diverse cross-section of volunteers, professionals, organisations, and projects that demonstrate a wide spectrum of heritage success stories across the State.


    "I congratulate all the finalists and wish them the best of luck at the 2018 WA Heritage Awards on March 23, 2018."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400


    2018 Western Australian Heritage Awards - Finalists


    Voluntary Individual Contribution

    Ian Wilson, Manjimup

    Tom Wenman, Margaret River


    Professional Contribution

    One finalist


    Contribution by a Community-based Organisation

    Kings Park Guides

    North Midlands Project, Carnamah

    Northampton Friends of the Railway


    Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation

    Margaret River and Busselton Tourism Association

    Tradition Stained Glass & Leadlight, O'Connor


    Heritage Practices by a Local Government

    City of Bunbury

    City of Busselton

    Shire of Collie


    Interpretation Project

    Busselton Jetty Museum

    Jetty to Jetty Walk Trail, Broome

    Old Onslow Interpretative Signage


    Heritage Tourism Product

    Hotham Valley Railway, Peel region

    Kings Park Guided Walks


    Conservation of a State Registered Place

    Catherine McAuley Centre, Wembley

    House, 24 Ord Street, Fremantle

    Former Lyric Theatre, Bunbury

    Fremantle Town Hall

    Gwalia Museum Group (Gwalia Conservation Area)

    St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton


    Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place

    Catherine McAuley Centre, Wembley

    Claremont Railway Station

    Cue Public Buildings (Government Buildings)