2019 Built Environment Award winners

Saturday, 4 May 2019

‘Victoria Cottage’, a Victorian Italianate double-fronted cottage in Thornley Street, Leichhardt has won the 2019 Marrickville Medal for Conservation.

Prior to the conservation work, Victoria Cottage, a four room cottage, was in a derelict condition and had been unlived in for 32 years.

The new owners have thoughtfully and extensively conserved the dwelling and highlighted the existing design as well as including a significant rear addition.

The judges said the project showed a “strong grasp of conservation principles…and a very strong conservation ethic.” They described the build as “nicely scaled [and] knitted cleverly into the old building, highlighting historic fabric where possible.”

A heritage-listed Birchgrove Victorian Gothic townhouse was Highly Commended.

The house, “Maybanke”, was named after Maybanke Anderson, who was influential in both the women's movement and education. The highly commended work “reinstated the street façade as a major contribution to the conversation of historical fabric”.

Jessica Lee won the Open category of the 2019 Urban Photography Awards for her work, Iron Cove Passage.

Council’s Built Environment Awards contribute to and celebrate our understanding of the inner west's built heritage and sustainable practices.

The Awards are part of the National Trust’s 2019 Australian Heritage Festival which runs throughout April and May. This year the Awards have been shortlisted for the 2019 Heritage Awards.

Inner West Council’s Built Environment Awards were announced at a reception at Kirkbride Theatre, Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain, on Saturday, 4 May.

For an interview with an award winner, or a print quality image, contact the Communication team.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath | Media and Communications Coordinator  9392 5334 | Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au



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