History and Heritage Awards

Nomination for 2018 History and Heritage Awards have now closed.

The awards will be presented to the winners in following categories on 27 May 2018 at Willunga Glass Studio, 36 High Street, Willunga.

Summary of 2018 History and Heritage Award Process

Promotion of Awards

The five week nomination period extended over February and March 2018, and was promoted through a variety of media including Messenger newspapers, flyers and posters (as well as direct contact with owners of heritage listed buildings, previous grant recipients and local heritage experts and builders).Flyers and posters were also placed in council’s libraries and community centres.

Nominations for the awards closed on 23 March 2018.

Nominations Received

In total, 15 nominations were received across the four categories, as follows:

  • seven nominations for the restoration and conservation category
  • two nominations for the additions and alterations category
  • two nominations for the adaptive re-use category
  • four nominations for the traditional building skills category.

Awards Assessment

The nominations were adjudicated by a panel comprising Cr Sandra Brown, Cr Darryl Parslow and Andrew Stevens (council’s Heritage Adviser). The judges visited the sites on 11 April 2018.

Judges were appreciative of the quality of nominations received this year. They were also appreciative of the innovative approaches, passion and interest shown by heritage property owners and traditional skills tradesperson in preserving the historic buildings and the historic components that were discovered during conservation works.

Award Winners

Category 1 – Heritage Places - restoration and conservation AND
Category 4 – Traditional Building Skills

Restoration of weighbridge at Kay Brothers winery, 57 Kays Road, McLaren Vale

This nomination was for restoration of an 80-year old state heritage listed weighbridge at Kay Brothers winery and the workers who undertook the work. The weighbridge has been operational since 1935 with minimal maintenance.

The owners and two workmen decided to restore this piece of history and keep it operational for many more years. The workmen received advice from a heritage architect regarding restoration and a structural engineer regarding structural stability and current standards.

The judges considered this a fascinating and unique project which showed the resilience and passion of the owners and workmen to get the details right.

Before restoration

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - weighbridge before restoration

During restoration

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - weighbridge during restoration

After restoration

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - weighbridge after restoration

 

Category 2 – Heritage Places – additions and alterations

Allot 102 Sec 301 Potter Road, Clarendon

This place was nominated by the owner for a sympathetic two-storey addition to a contributory item.

The judges were impressed with the consideration given to proportion, materials, roof pitch, integration and visual separation of the new addition with the historic section.

Before

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - Potter Road before

After

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - Potter Road after

 

Category 3 – Heritage Places – adaptive re-use

575 California Road, Tatachilla

This place was nominated by the owner for the conversion of the local heritage listed stables building into a modern home.

The judges were impressed with the extent of conservation works undertaken to preserve this structure for future generations. Conservation works and internal additions were well considered and executed with care.

This adaptive re-use has given new life to a derelict building and is a positive outcome for the community as well as the owners.

Before

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - California Rd before

After

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - California Rd after

Before (internal)

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - California Rd inside before

After (internal)

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - California Rd inside after

 

Commendation

371 Plains Road, Sellicks Hill

This place is currently not a state or a local heritage listed places or a contributory item. However, The judges decided to award a commendation to this property to acknowledge methodical conservation approach and the high quality tradesmanship in preserving this historically important building.

Before

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - Plains Rd before

After

2018 History and Heritage Award winner - Plains Rd after

 

More information

Contact Divya Bali Dogra, Development Policy Planner – Built Heritage on 8384 0552, email divya.balidogra@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

 

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