History and Heritage Awards

Heritage 2 - Willunga

Our History and Heritage Awards recognise benchmark practice and innovation in design, as well as positive contributions to the promotion, conservation or understanding of our history and heritage. The awards also assist in raising awareness of design and heritage within our communities.

Summary of 2020 History and Heritage Award Process

Promotion of Awards

A six week nomination period extended over May and June 2020, and was promoted through direct contact with owners of local heritage listed properties, skilled tradesperson, local history groups.

Nominations for the awards closed on 26 June 2020.

Nominations Received

In total, 11 valid nominations were received across the four categories, as follows:

  • Category 1 - Heritage Places – Restoration and Conservation - 4 nominations
  • Category 2 – Heritage Places – Additions and Alterations - 3 nominations
  • Category 3 – Heritage Places – Adaptive Re-use - 1 nomination
  • Category 4 – Traditional Building Skills - 3 nominations

Awards Assessment

The nominations were adjudicated by a panel comprising Mayor Erin Thompson, Cr Sandra Brown and Council’s Heritage Adviser Andrew Stevens. The judges visited the sites on 17 July 2020.

Judges were impressed with the quality of nominations received this year. They appreciated the innovative approaches, passion and interest shown by heritage property owners and traditional skills tradespersons in preserving the historic buildings and increasing their liveability through appropriate additions.

Awards Winner

Category 1 – Heritage Places – Restoration and Conservation

85 St Johns Terrace, Willunga South

This nomination was for restoration of unique pebble dash render on the external walls, dormer windows, re-roofing and external painting.

The judges were impressed by the commitment of the property owner to preserve the historic building by engaging specialist tradesperson to undertake restoration of pebble dash render and also by the staged restoration process to improve the liveability of the building.

Before restoration

85 St Johns Tce Before

After restoration

85 St Johns Tce After

Category 2 – Heritage Places – Additions and Alterations

19 Aldinga Road, Willunga

This place was nominated by the owner for a sympathetic addition of new kitchen and toilet towards rear of the property.

The judges considered a good example of a modern addition to a heritage listed place. The judges were impressed with the consideration given to the roof profile, integration between the new and the old and incorporation of modern architectural principles of passive solar design into the existing heritage structure.

Previous addition

19 Aldinga Road Before

New addition

19 Aldinga Rd After

Category 3 - Heritage Places – Adaptive Re-use

100 Culley Road, Sellicks Hill

This place was nominated by the owners for conversion of a local heritage listed dilapidated barn into a multi-functional space.

The judges were impressed with the extent of conservation works undertaken to preserve this structure for future generations. In addition to this, judges appreciated the preservation and use of elements such as stable trough in the interior fitout of the building.

This adaptive re-use has given a new life to a derelict building and is a positive outcome for the community as well as the owners. 

Before restoration

100 Culley Rd Before

After restoration

100 Culley Rd After

Category 4 - Traditional Building Skills

Mathew Carneiro for restoration works at Martin’s Barn

This nomination was for restoration works at Martin’s Barn that were undertaken by Mathew Carneiro.

Martin’s barn is a local heritage listed ruin located in Port Willunga. The ruins were in disrepair and required careful conservation works. Mathew undertook the works that involved crack repairs, restoration of the walls with the lime mortar, installation of drains to prevent collection of water inside the ruins and repointing of western wall.

The judges were impressed with the quality of works and application of various heritage skills at one location.

Before restoration

Martins Barn Before

After restoration

Martins Barn After

Awards will be presented to the winners at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre on 19 September 2020.

More information

Please contact Divya Bali Dogra, Development Policy Planner – Built Heritage on 8384 0552, email divya.balidogra@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au, if you require anyinformation on the History and Heritage Awards.