City of Rockingham wins at the 2021 Western Australian Heritage Awards

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City of Rockingham Manager Statutory Planning Mike Ross, centre, collected the award on behalf of the City from Heritage Minister David Templeman, left, and Heritage Council Chair John Cowdell AM, right.
Camera IconCity of Rockingham Manager Statutory Planning Mike Ross, centre, collected the award on behalf of the City from Heritage Minister David Templeman, left, and Heritage Council Chair John Cowdell AM, right. Credit: Courtesy Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

The City of Rockingham has won its category at the 2021 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

The City was crowned as the winner in the contribution by a public organisation category at the awards ceremony on November 19. The awards aim to shine a light on the exemplary work being done within the heritage sector by volunteers, heritage professionals, local governments and community groups as well as public and private organisations.

The City received the award for its extensive heritage-focused efforts in the community, which are guided by the City’s Heritage Strategy 2020–2025.

The City was commended for protecting and celebrating the cultural heritage and environment of the region to facilitate an inclusive and contemporary community.

City of Rockingham Mayor Deb Hamblin said the award was a testament to the collaborative efforts the City had engaged in with several community groups to deliver heritage-related projects.

“The City is a community that is proud of its Aboriginal, European, natural and maritime heritage — and we are thrilled to receive this level of recognition from the Western Australian Heritage Council,” Mayor Hamblin said.

“The Heritage Strategy 2020-2025 has been integral to the City fulfilling its strategic aspiration of planning for future generations. It is particularly pleasing to see how well received the Rockingham Beach Foreshore Revitalisation has been in relation to boosting heritage values.

“We have focused on working closely with groups including the Rockingham District Historical Society and the Batavia Coast Maritime Heritage Association.

“This award recognises their outstanding efforts in celebrating the City’s heritage values and stories for existing and future generations.”

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