Built Environment Awards

The Built Environment Awards are three separate programs that contribute to and celebrate our understating of the inner west's built heritage. They include the following:

The Built Environment Awards are part of the National Trust’s 2018 Australian Heritage Festival which runs throughout April and May.

Additional information about the Heritage Festival can be found here National Trust website

Awards, Saturday 5 May, 2018

Awards will be presented on Saturday 5 May, 2pm - 4pm.

Venue, guest speaker and program will be available soon.

Marrickville Medal for Conservation

The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has been awarded annually since 1995 and was one of the first of its kind in New South Wales.

It celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of the Inner West’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.

The award coincides with the state-wide National Trust Heritage Festival held in April–May every year.

Eligibility and Judging

The award is open to all building works, completed in the past three years, having positive conservation outcomes. Conservation includes any of the following approaches:

  • Preservation
  • Restoration
  • Reconstruction
  • Adaptation
  • Interpretation
Works can be large or small, private or public, but the judges will be looking for thoughtful and innovative outcomes.
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The three-person judging panel comprises: an owner/designer of the winning property from the previous year, a member of the Marrickville Heritage Society, and a conservation architect.

The theme for 2018 is Recognition and Repurpose.

Applications for the 2018 Marrickville Medal for Conservation open on Monday 27 November and  close on Sunday 4 March, 2018.

To apply, complete the Marrickville Medal 2018 Online Application Form here

Inner West Urban Photography Competition

The Inner West Urban Photography Competition is open to people of all ages and abilities, and encourages people to engage with the Inner West Council urban landscape.

Eligibility and Judging

In 2018, Inner West Urban Photography Competition images must in some way feature, reference or comment on the older attributes of our built environment (pre-1960) within the Inner West Council local government area.

The municipality is full of uniquely interesting places, spaces, and details which may evoke strong emotive responses.

The competition specifically seeks a contemporary perspective on the layers of urban fabric around us.

The judging panel may include two or more of the following judges: a photographic teacher or curator, Council's Cultural or Heritage Advisor, a member of the local heritage societies, a commercial photographer or head of photography, and/or an LRAC member.

The theme for 2018 is Recognition and Repurpose.

Applications for the 2018 Urban Photography Competition open on Monday 27 November and close on Sunday 4 March, 2018.

To apply, complete the Urban Photography Competition 2018 Online Application here

Inner West Sustainable Building Award

The Marrickville Sustainable Building Award was held for the first time in 2016.

The Award recognises the contribution sustainable architecture and building works make to our community.

Eligibility and Judging

In 2018, submissions are open to building projects completed within the Inner West Council local government area in the last five years with positive sustainability outcomes.
These could include:

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