City wins 2023 Western Australian Heritage Awards

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2023 at 12:28:07 PM

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Heritage Services team has been announced as winners of the prestigious 2023 Western Australian Heritage Awards, securing the coveted victory of the Contribution by a Public or Private Organisation category.

Recognised for their exceptional work in heritage preservation, adaptive reuse, promotion and tourism, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder surpassed all other councils in this state-wide award, announced on Friday 13 October by the Minister for Heritage, Hon David Templeman.

Located within the historical Boulder Town Hall, the Heritage Services team are entrusted with the care of the City’s extensive archives, art, and memorabilia collection and the Goldfields War Museum, a cherished attraction for both locals and visitors.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO, Andrew Brien, extended his heartfelt congratulations to the Heritage Services team on their well-deserved award and emphasised the City’s unwavering commitment to preserving the region’s unique history.

“This award is a testament to the team’s unwavering dedication to preserving and honouring Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s rich heritage.”

“It is one that is unique to anywhere else in the world, and this recognition only reaffirms the City’s allegiance to ensuring stories are told for generations to come.”

“All of our History Services staff are passionate about their work and have a wealth of knowledge of the region’s history. It is a well-deserved achievement and recognition, and on behalf of all at the city and our community I congratulate and thank them for their work over the years” he said.

The 2023 Western Australian Heritage Awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, tourism and promotion in Western Australia across seven different categories.

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