2018 Inner West Built Environment Awards

The Awards celebrate the Inner West’s rich cultural and architectural heritage. 

The awards will be held at Kirkbride Theatre, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Lilyfield, on Saturday, 5 May from 2pm–4pm. 

Everyone is invited to attend this free event. 

Elizabeth Farrelly holds a PhD in architecture and has won several international writing awards. A former editor and Sydney City Councillor, she is also Associate Professor (Practice) at the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism at UNSW. 

Ms Farrelly will speak on Inner West; creating sustainable density. 

“The inner west – what I think of as the “inner left” – offers a natural home to Sydney’s creative energies,” she said. 

“Its convoluted history and complex footprint, its terrace houses and warehouses easily accommodate the life of the mind. This is an aesthetic quality, as much as a question of physics, and there is a real danger that let-rip high-rise redevelopment will destroy the very flavours people love. 

“These awards celebrate the best and most distinctive qualities of the inner west – its textures, its diversity and its charm,” Ms Farrelly said. 

The Inner West Built Environment Awards include the Marrickville Medal for Conservation which has been awarded annually since 1995. The Medal recognises building works that have positive conservation outcomes. 

The more recent Sustainable Building Award celebrates sustainable building design and practice in the Inner West. 

And the popular Urban Photography Competition encourages photographers of all ages and abilities to engage with the Inner West urban landscape. 

All winners are chosen by independent panels of experts and specialists in the fields of heritage, architecture, photography, and sustainable building. 

Last year, a full external restoration of the 1880s heritage-listed property, "Lerna", the last dwelling at the end of Birchgrove’s Ballast Point Road, won the Marrickville Medal for Conservation. 

The winner of the 2017 Sustainable Building Award was a weatherboard cottage in Young Street, Annandale, while the 2017 open category winner of the Inner West Urban Photography Competition was Stephanie Cary’s Beauty Sleep.

For a full list of winners, print quality images, or an interview with Elizabeth Farrelly, contact the Communication team.

Media contact: Elizabeth Heath, Communications and Marketing Coordinator. elizabeth.heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au Ph: 9392 5334  M: 0428 115 292


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