GML Projects Recognised at the 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards

We are thrilled to announce that two GML projects were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the 2019 National Trust Heritage Awards, The City of Parramatta Archaeology Collection and the Chinese Gardens of Friendship Conservation Management Plan.

Julian Siu with team

Dr Jen Jones-Travers

City of Parramatta Archaeology Collection

The City of Parramatta’s Archaeology Collection was amassed over 30 years. We assessed and catalogued the collection, providing pragmatic recommendations to guide recording, management and conservation into the future. A digital museum of significant artefacts and plain English excavation summaries across the LGA will be published online—opening up Parramatta’s archaeology to the public. Dr Jen Jones-Travers managed this innovative project, combining years of technical expertise with a passion to share archaeology with the community.

Chinese Gardens of Friendship

Serenely beautiful, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is a walled garden that recreates the harmony and philosophy of a traditional Chinese garden with water features, traditional pavilions, plants, animals and the spirituality of feng shui. Its tranquility and beauty provide respite from the city for workers, locals and tourists. To help recognise and conserve the significant values of The Chinese Gardens of Friendship, and its special place in Australian-Chinese relations, GML prepared a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) in partnership with Context Landscape Architects, on behalf of Property NSW. Leading this project was Julian Siu. Julian was well placed to document and assess the place’s heritage issues given his heritage industry experience and Chinese background.

Paddington, a history

‘Paddington, a history’ in which Sharon Veale authored a chapter, won the category for Heritage Publications.

In their 25th year, the Awards are assessed by an independent panel and recognise excellence in conserving, celebrating and promoting heritage to the wider community.

Congratulations to all.