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The 2016 Mount Alexander Heritage Awards have now been announced.

Nine awards were conferred at a presentation event at the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, on Thursday 26 May.

All the nominated projects are described on the 2016 Nominations page.
An exhibition of all the nominations will be hung in the Castlemaine Market Building until June 14.

The quality of the work nominated this year was remarkable and as The Mayor, Cr Christine Henderson said on the night;

“Heritage is a very important aspect of our way of life in this municipality, our sense of place, our economy, and our communal and personal identities. This event tonight celebrates heritage but mostly we celebrate all of you. I would like to thank all the nominees for the work you have done and I would like to congratulate the nine nominees who will receive awards tonight.”

Creative reuse and contemporary design in a heritage place

Sponsored by Regional Management Group

Commercial Award – Public INN, Templeton Street, Castlemaine
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Judge’s Award Statement

Community Award – Newstead Railway Arts Hub, Newstead
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Judge’s Award Statement

Specialist heritage trade skills

Sponsored by Pyrenees Quarries

Awarded to – L.Ward Carpentry for 11 Hornsby Street, Maldon
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Judge’s Award Statement

Heritage advocacy

Awarded to – Maldon Museum and Archives Association Inc
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Judge’s Award Statement

Publications award – “Granite Houses and Harcourt and Faraday”, Harcourt Heritage Committee
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Judge’s Award Statement

Adaptation and conservation of historic commercial spaces

Sponsored by Maldon & District Community Bank

Awarded to – Das Kaffeehaus Rösterei, Walker Street, Castlemaine
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Judge’s Award Statement

Restoration of a heritage place

Awarded to – Chewton Town Hall, Chewton
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Judge’s Award Statement

Highly Commended – London House, Fryers Road, Guildford
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Judge’s Award Statement

Jury’s Award for Innovative Excellence

Awarded to – Victorian Goldfields Railway
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Judge’s Award Statement