Each year Hornsby Shire Council presents the Hornsby Heritage Awards to publicly acknowledge outstanding design work that helps maintain places of historical significance, as well as efforts to promote heritage.
Hornsby Heritage Awards 2017
The Hornsby Shire Heritage Awards 2017 presentation was held on Wednesday 14 June 2017 during the June Council meeting in the Hornsby Council Chambers.
The Hornsby Heritage Award
For Work involving:
- The preservation, restoration, reconstruction or maintenance of a heritage item;
- A sensitively designed extension or alteration to an existing heritage item or building in a heritage conservation area; or
- A sensitively designed new building in a heritage conservation area, or in close proximity to a heritage item.
WINNER – Anglicare for the restoration, preservation and maintenance of heritage listed Lober House, a grand two storey Federation brick mansion (circa 1925). Anglican Retirement Village (ARV), 284 Castle Hill Road, Castle Hill.
HIGHLY COMMENDED – Mr & Mrs Hather for the sensitively designed alterations and additions and front verandah restoration of a Heritage listed timber Federation Cottage at 17 Wells Street, Pennant Hills.
The Owen Nannelli Memorial Award
This award is awarded to a group or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the education and promotion of heritage. This award is named in honour of the late Councillor Owen Nannelli, a long-time advocate for heritage within the Shire.
WINNER – Hornsby Historical Society for their outstanding Schools Program, which has been provided by volunteers since the 1980s. The program is provided to both public and private schools at the Society’s heritage listed museum building located in Kenley Park, Normanhurst. Children learn about local history and participate in a range of activities, such as games of the past and lessons in a 1940s style classroom to name a few.
If you have any further Heritage Award questions phone Council on 9847 6742 or 9847 6782