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Palerang heritage awards program

**Nominations closing date extended to Monday 29 February 2016**

Council recently established a new biennial heritage awards program as part of the National Trust Heritage Festival.

The awards program aims to recognise and celebrate projects, events or people who contribute positively to our understanding and appreciation of heritage and the history of the Palerang local government area. It also aims to promote excellence in the design and execution of alterations and additions, adaptive re-use and restoration of heritage places.

The awards will be given in up to three categories as follows:

1.  Works to a residential heritage place

This may include maintenance, conservation, restoration, sympathetic additions, adaptive re-use or a combination of these processes. It may also include works to a place that is not individually listed but which makes an outstanding contribution to a heritage conservation area or adjacent to a listed place.

2.  Works to a non-residential place

This may include maintenance, conservation, restoration, sympathetic additions, adaptive re-use or a combination of these processes. It may also include works to a place which is not individually listed but which makes an outstanding contribution to a heritage conservation area or adjacent to a listed place.

3.  Outstanding contribution to the promotion of heritage by an individual or organisation

This may include books, reports, photography, heritage festival activities, education programs, advocacy, and the work of heritage professionals such as tradespeople, architects and other consultants. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for categories 1 and 2, works must have been carried out on a place which is listed in schedule 5 of the Palerang Local Environmental Plan 2014, a place which has been nominated for listing and is awaiting determination or is within the ‘Braidwood and its setting’ conservation area.  Projects must have been completed within four years prior to the award. 

To be eligible in category 3, the individual or organisation must be active in the heritage field in the Palerang local government area and the nominated activity must have been undertaken in the previous two years.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 award, and will close at 5.00 pm on Monday, 29 February 2016.

Nominations will be assessed by the Palerang Heritage Advisory Committee and a guest judge. The Committee reserves the right not to make an award in a particular category.