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Heritage Festival 1080x1080.jpgTamworth Regional Heritage Awards

The Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and interpretation in the Tamworth region.

Awards Event

The Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards event will celebrate the winners and their contribution in their category.

When: Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 12:00pm
Where: The Woolstore at Goonoo Goonoo Station
Tickets: Click here to purchase

Nominations are now closed

Nominations for the Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards closed on Thursday 15 March, 2018.

Who was eligible to apply?

The Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards are open to all individuals, property owners, architects, developers, builders, government and non-government agencies. Any member of the public can nominate themselves, a colleague or an organisation for the awards.

An individual, place or project may also be nominated in multiple categories.

The Awards are open to any work completed since 2014 and must be located within the Tamworth Region.

Previous Award winners are not eligible to apply for the same project unless the project has been added to or altered or changed since the original Award was won.

Other Awards Nomination Information

Award nomination submissions will be retained by the Tamworth Regional Council and may be used for promotional opportunities at the discretion of the Council.

It is the responsibility of those nominating projects to ensure that all care has been taken to identify and acknowledge the contribution and work of all relevant parties.

What are the Award Categories?

  1. Warren Newman Memorial Award for Contribution to Heritage within the Region
    A person who has made a significant and ongoing voluntary contribution to the conservation, promotion and/or understanding of cultural heritage in the community.

  2. Conservation (Built Heritage)
    Projects that relate to conservation of our built heritage. Such projects may include a range of conservation works to buildings, structures or sites, commercial items, churches, houses, interiors, or collections.
    a. Commercial
    b. Community
    c. Residential

  3. Adaptive Reuse
    This category is for projects that complement and utilise existing heritage fabric, repurposing, and new developments which are sympathetic to the traditional uses of a site and its structures and which protect the heritage integrity.

  4. Research and Investigation / Analysis
    Projects may include historical research or conservation management plan documents.

  5. Education, Interpretation and Community Engagement
    Publications, exhibitions, displays, site interpretations, school based programs.

  6. Heritage Tourism Product
    This may be a walking track, historical trail, festival, event, bed and breakfast, hotel, tourist accommodation, performance or business that provides visitors with access and/or interpretation of a heritage place.

  7. New Sympathetic Development
    a. Sympathetic Infill Design
    Infill design projects where new buildings have preserved the special qualities that give a place character in a way that respects the old while reflecting the new and meeting the amenity needs of its users.
    b. Sympathetic Addition to a Heritage Building
    Projects which involve new structural additions to an existing heritage building that are sympathetic to the design of the original structure. Projects nominated under this category must have taken into account the addition’s response to siting, scale, height, massing, openings, roofline and finishing materials.

How will entries be assessed?

All entries must demonstrate how they meet the following criteria:

  1. Best Practice
    Please explain how your project demonstrates best practices through aspects such as research, planning, documentation, approach to the project, management of the project, methodologies demonstrated, value for money, adherence to the Burra Charter and other professional standards, contribution to understanding and learning about heritage.
    Was conservation an integral component of this development, does the project show environmental sustainability, through regeneration, adaptive reuse or conservation of significant items,  did the project make any significant social and/or economic contributions across different regions/communities?

  2. Innovations
    What was innovative about the project, how did it advance knowledge of heritage practice and understanding of heritage issues, how will/was this communicated /expressed?
  3. Development of skills
    How did the project develop skills, knowledge and understanding in the participants, clients, and/or others involved in the project?

  4. Community Involvement
    What was the level of Community involvement /engagement in this project, How was the project promoted to the community and to the heritage industry, how does it enhance community identity and diverse social and cultural values, did your project increase, educate or make the community aware of the importance of environmental sustainability?

  5. Partnership
    What partnerships were involved, please estimate how many partners were involved with this project, what were the benefits of this/these partnership/s and, did any new employment opportunities arise from this project?

  6. Legacy
    What will be the legacy of this project, and why do you think your project deserves an award?

For further information about the Tamworth Regional Heritage Awards nomination process please contact Tamworth Regional Council - Strategic Planning Division on 6767 5555 or email trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au.