Two West Perth organisations share in heritage awards

Two West Perth organisations share in heritage awards

THE works of two West Perth organisations were recognised in the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards on the weekend.

The awards, which celebrate 25 years this year, recognise outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation.

Sixteen projects received accolades.

Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA), which was convened by the National Trust WA in 2005 and raises awareness of the threat to rock art on the Dampier Archipelago, received an award in the Contribution by a Community-based Organisation category.

Engineering Heritage WA received one in the Public or Private Organisation category.

Heritage Minister David Templeman congratulated all recipients.

“The number of regional projects to receive awards, particularly in the tourism-related field, illustrates the important role heritage plays in creating vibrant and economically sustainable communities for the enjoyment of tourists and local residents,” he said.

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