City of Bunbury a finalist in State Heritage Awards

Monday, 19 February 2018

The City of Bunbury has been honoured as one of 25 finalists in this year’s Western Australian Heritage Awards.

The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.

The City has been recognised in the category of Heritage Practices by a Local Government along with the City of Busselton and Shire of Collie and was among 16 other regional finalists recognised over nine categories.

The Heritage Council acknowledged the City had showcased best practice in the heritage industry through a range of recent projects and practices as well as a collaborative approach with State agencies, owners and the community is key to the City's heritage operations.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the nomination was recognition of the efforts of the City Council and members of the Heritage Advisory Committee and their commitment to preserving Bunbury’s heritage. 

“Projects such as conservation work to the Anzac War Memorial, Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre and the Koombana Bay Footbridge interpretation development are just some of the brilliant work carried out by the City,” Mayor Brennan said.

“Heritage is an important topic and assists us in understanding the story of our local community – our history, identity and diversity.”

The award winners will be announced at the WA Heritage Awards on 23 March.