It was a record year for the National Trust Awards (NSW), with the largest ever turnout descending on Doltone House, as well as the biggest number of entries in the awards’ 22 years. The judges noted the high quality of submissions and the rich diversity of projects, particularly in regional NSW. Reflecting the broad and dynamic oeuvre of the contemporary heritage industry, categories included adaptive re-use, conservation, landscape, multimedia, publications, education, interpretation, advocacy, events and exhibitions.
GML is thrilled to have been highly commended for two projects at the 2016 awards:
– Mulwala Homestead Precinct Conservation Works (undertaken for the Department of Defence) was commended within the ‘Conservation Built Heritage’ category; and
– The Goods Line, Ultimo (undertaken for SHFA with Chrofi, Aspect Studios and Deuce Design), was commended within the ‘Conservation Landscape’ category.
Warm congratulations to all involved in the awards. Particular mention to GML Special Adviser and ex-CEO Reece McDougall, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award; and to Jean Rice—who has collaborated with GML on a number of projects—who received the Cathy Donnelly Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to the conservation of our built heritage.