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Heritage champions honoured as finalists in WA Heritage Awards

Feb 19, 2018


  • 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.

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."

2018 Western Australian Heritage Awards - Finalists

Voluntary Individual Contribution

Ian Wilson, Manjimup

Tom Wenman, Margaret River


Professional Contribution

Ryan Mossny, founder, Two Feet & a Heartbeat, Perth


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 Headframe (part of Gwalia Museum Group)

St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Geraldton

Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place

Catherine McAuley Centre, Wembley

Claremont Railway Station

Cue Public Buildings (Government Buildings)

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