Heritage awards marked by wide diversity and dedicated individual efforts by award winners

Monday, 15 May 2017
The Geelong Heritage Awards form part of the annual National Trust Heritage Festival.

Mr Bettess said the owners of all the properties recognised in this year’s Geelong awards had shown great commitment to the significance of their properties in the cultural heritage of Geelong.

He said the owners of the awarded properties had put in large amounts of time and effort – generally at their own expense - in preparing the buildings and their surrounds to take their rightful place in Geelong’s cultural environment.   

Mr Bettess said the awarded Geelong properties for 2017 ranged from a small private home at 106 Kilgour Street Geelong, to the redeveloped Saint Mary’s Parish Hall in Myers Street, the National Hotel in Moorabool Street, the restored garden setting at the Chesterfield homestead in Noble Street and the major restoration that’s taken place at the historic Federal Woollen Mills building in Mackey Street, North Geelong.

He said the properties specific properties recognised as part of the Geelong Heritage awards this year were: the private dwelling at 104-106 Kilgour Street, Geelong; the National Hotel, 193-195 Moorabool Street, Geelong; Chesterfield, 221 Noble Street, Newtown; Barwon Health Library (former St. Mary’s Parish Hall), 190-192 Myers Street, Geelong; New Dwelling, 98 Noble Street, Newtown; ‘Kirrewur Court’, 77 Prospect Road, Newtown, and
The Federal Woollen Mills, 13 Mackey Street, North Geelong.