The Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Project/Scholarship has grown out of the 2015 Bicentenary celebrations which introduced the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, a nationally recognised annual prize awarding $25,000 to an individual who demonstrates a significant contribution to the protection and promotion of Australia’s built, social, cultural or environmental heritage outside their day to day role.
The award was presented in 2015 – 2018 and acknowledge outstanding work in the protection and promotion of our heritage.
2015: Duncan Marshall
2016: Prof Robyn Sloggett AM
2017: Dr Scott Robertson
2018: Dr Gianfranco Cresciani
In 2018 Council re-focused the award and established the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Project/Scholarship to celebrate local major achievements in the region’s heritage and history and to support the continued learning and training of Bathurst’s residents in heritage management and conservation and heritage trades and skills.
Council has established a $10,000 scholarship or project grant to support an individual and/or community group/organisations to undertake a major work or learning in one of the following areas:
- Conservation, maintenance and adaptive reuse projects of heritage items or at risk buildings and sites of heritage value within the Bathurst Region.
- Promotion and interpretation of the history and heritage of the Bathurst region, its building and places, natural environment, people and projects and their embedded stories and enhance community reflection and understanding about the Bathurst region’s history.
- Support the learning in heritage management and conservation.
- Foster and support the growth of heritage trades and practices.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 award. More details on the award criteria are included in the Nomination Form
Nominations close Friday 15 March 2019.