The 2016 Heritage Awards were announced on Thursday 26 May. About 120 excited people gathered in the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum to find out who had won nine awards. The full list of awards in each category is listed below. For more information on each nomination and the judge's statements please see the Mount Alexander Heritage Awards website.
Creative reuse and contemporary design in a heritage place
Commercial Award to Public INN
Community Award to Newstead Railway Arts Hub
Specialist heritage trade skills
Awarded to L.Ward Carpentry
Jury's award for innovative excellence
Victorian Goldfields Railway
Publications Award to Granite Houses of Harcourt and Faraday
Award to Maldon Museum and Archives Association
Restoration of a heritage place
Awarded to Chewton Town Hall
Highly commended to London House, Guildford
Adaptation and conservation of historic commercial spaces
Awarded to Das Kaffeehaus rosterei
The next heritage awards will be held in 2018. Council will begin the call for nominations in mid 2017. If you know of someone or somewhere that should be nominated, contact usand let us know.