Nominations open for Stirling History and Heritage Awards

Nominations open for Stirling History and Heritage Awards

NOMINATIONS are open for awards recognising people and groups that promote the City of Stirling’s heritage.

The biennial History and Heritage Awards celebrate residents, property owners, businesses, community groups and individuals involved in heritage-related work within the City.

Architects, designers, builders and government agencies carrying out heritage related design, building, conservation or construction in the City can also enter.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the awards recognised the City’s proud history.

“The awards enable us to explore our past and appreciate the dedicated people out there preserving local history such as homes and streetscapes for future generations,” he said.

“It’s their impressive efforts that are helping the City retain its unique sense of character.”

An inaugural ‘Stirling Memories’ category will feature submissions of photos taken in the City before 1990 accompanied by a caption or story describing the image.

“It might be a photo of a family get-together in the City from days gone by, old photos of your local suburb or a memorable moment captured in a photo,” Cr Irwin said.

“I’d encourage all of our residents to dig into those old photo albums as I’m sure there are lots of fantastic images out there.”

Nominations close on February 16 the awards will be presented on May 30.

Visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au or call 9205 8555.

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