This category recognises conservation or adaptation of a place entered in the State Register of Heritage Places.
Nominations for small and large projects are encouraged and residential, commercial and/or public projects are eligible to be nominated. Projects will be assessed against a broad spectrum of criteria including the heritage outcome, conservation practices, social and community benefits, challenges faced and partnerships demonstrated.
The Katanning Roller Flour Mill has been the heart of Katanning since its foundation in 1891, but in recent decades had fallen into dilapidation.
The thoughtful conservation of the mill and its adaptive reuse into luxury accommodation distinguishes itself by consistent adherence to Burra Charter best practice processes, thorough research, interpretation of its industrial past, and painstaking attention to detail during the implementation of the works.
The renewed Montgomery House is the remarkable result of the transformation of a group of run-down heritage buildings into a unique aged care residence.
Prior to this project, the buildings were unoccupied for a prolonged period of time and had suffered extensively from vandalism, fire damage and water ingress.
The judges noted that meticulous conservation has enhanced the original character of the place, while the new additions have been sensitively integrated.
The limestone sea wall on Rottnest Island is a significant heritage feature that greets all visitors to the island as they step onto the jetty.
The restoration of the Sea Wall has been the subject of a collaborative engineering and conservation effort that involved Rottnest staff, a heritage architect, archaeologist, engineers, arborist and a team of specialist stone layers who worked as a team to reverse the degradation of the wall and protect it from potential collapse.
The judges were delighted to note that this landmark wall has been restored to almost its original state and that it will be in good condition for a long time to come.
The Exchange Hotel is undoubtedly the busiest pub in Kalgoorlie, located on the Hannan Street intersection, it has been the hospitality heart of the city for over 100 years.
The Exchange Hotel has undergone structural repairs and a complete overhaul of the façade. After years of disrepair, the hotel once again stands proudly in its prominent position welcoming visitors to the Goldfields city.
The judges paid tribute to the dedication of the Exchange Hotel’s owners who began planning the restoration in 2014. The critical conservation work undertaken by the owners has ensured the building continues to be used and enjoyed by the community.
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