Nominations for the Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards are now open. The nomination form is available below.
Nominations will be received for heritage projects. Some examples of these are:
• Restoration or reinstatement of a heritage building
• Additions to a heritage building
• Conservation of a heritage item or collection
• Interpretation of a building, place or object
• A publication about an aspect of local heritage
• Protection or restoration of a natural heritage item
• Heritage related community events and activities
All nominations will be considered by the judging panel and the panel may seek further information, further copies of material or a site visit (building or place).
Those projects that are shortlisted will receive a Certificate of Appreciation. From the shortlisted applications, up to four projects will receive a Highly Commended Award. The most outstanding project for the year will be recognised with the presentation of the Chifley Award and will receive $3000 prizemoney.
More information on the awards and the selection criteria is available below, or contact Bathurst & District Branch, National Trust
Awards are to be submitted electronically to If you need assistance with submission of the award nomination form please contact Council’s Environmental Planning and Building Services Department on 6333 6213. Nominations close on Monday 5 March 2018.
The Bathurst Region Heritage Awards are a partnership project between the Bathurst & District Branch of the National Trust and Bathurst Regional Council.
Introduced in 2017, the awards recognise local projects which demonstrate an outstanding contribution to protecting, enhancing and promoting the unique heritage of the Bathurst region.
The major award, The Chifley Award, is awarded to a project which demonstrates an outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst region.
The Bathurst Heritage Awards will be presented at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Awards event on Saturday 5 May, 2018 when the winner of the 2018 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal will be announced.