Heritage registers and awards
Launceston is Australia's third oldest city; it also has some of the country's best-preserved architectural heritage.
In order to preserve this priceless asset, buildings and sites are protected by legislation at both the state and local level.
Tasmanian Heritage Register
The Tasmanian Heritage Register is a list of those places in Tasmania that have been recognised as having historic cultural significance. These places are important to Tasmania and Tasmanians because of their contribution to our culture and society.
The Launceston City Council's Heritage Advisory Committee started running the annual Launceston Heritage Awards in 2008 in order to recognise people for sensitively restoring their heritage homes or business premises. In 2011 the scope was expanded to include an award for the promotion of Heritage issues in the community.
Launceston Heritage Awards 2013
The Launceston City Council’s 2013 Heritage Awards are now open for entries, and the Council is looking to reward people with a passion for the history of our city.
The awards recognise projects that have improved heritage buildings whilst maintaining the property’s heritage value, or have promoted heritage issues in Launceston.
There are four award categories: Residential, Mixed use, Non Residential and Promotion of Heritage. The winners of each category will receive a cash prize and a framed certificate. Properties do not have to be heritage listed to qualify.
For entry information please click here (PDF 130KB).
If you have any further enquiries please call Fiona Ranson, Council's Heritage Planner on 03 6323 3370 or email Fiona.Ranson@launceston.tas.gov.au
Entries close on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at 5.00pm.
Heritage Advisory Committee
The role of the Heritage Advisory Committee is to promote the value of heritage places within the Launceston municipality as well as advising the Council on heritage matters.
The 2012 Heritage Awards were presented on 24 May 2012 at QVMAGRoyalPark. The winning entries in the four categories can be viewed via the link below.