Cumberland Local Heritage Awards Program 2024-25

Cumberland City Council is pleased to celebrate the people and heritage of our local area through the Cumberland Local Heritage Awards.
Winners of the 2023 Local Heritage Awards

Cumberland Local Heritage Awards Program 2024-25

Cumberland City Council is seeking nominations for the Cumberland Local Heritage Awards Program 2024-25. The Cumberland Local Heritage Awards Program 2024-25 demonstrates Council’s appreciation for those who have an active role in preserving and maintaining Cumberland City’s heritage or an interest in learning about local history.

The theme this year is “Connection – To celebrate the rich and diverse stories of Cumberland”, which celebrates all aspects of our heritage, including buildings, landscapes, sacred sites, artefacts and artworks, film, stories, people, groups, and ceremonies.

There are four (4) categories open for nominations, these are:

  • Category 1 – Best Maintained Heritage Property.
  • Category 2 – Best Restoration & Development (including adaptive re-use).
  • Category 3 – ‘HistoResearch’ competition, which celebrates those passionate high school students and residents that research our local history (entries may be provided in written or visual forms).
  • Category 4 – ‘Keeper of the Stone’ Children’s Colouring Competition, encourages children to learn about and engage with heritage in our local area.

For further information, please refer to the program guidelines, informational document(s), and category entry forms linked below.

Applications are open from Monday 4 March 2024 to Friday 12 April 2024.

For more information visit Have Your Say

Council celebrates the 2022-23 Local Heritage Award Winners!

On 22 June 2023, Council held an Awards Ceremony to celebrate our award recipients and highlight our commitment to preserving Cumberland’s heritage.  

The winners of the 2022-23 Cumberland Local Heritage Awards were:

Category 1 showcases the Best Maintained Heritage Property 

  • Raymond Eltakchi for his property at 157 Blaxcell Street, Granville

Category 2 recognises the best Restoration & Development (including adaptive re-use)

  • Scott Smith for his property at 30 Jamieson Street, Granville

Category 3 celebrates those passionate residents Researching Our Local History

  • Junior Division Runner Up – Aarush Rangoonwala for his timeline on Cumberland’s History
  • Junior Division Winner – Selma Harambasic for her drawing of Auburn Gallipoli Mosque
  • Open Division Winner – Friends of Rookwood Inc for their paper on the History of Rookwood Cemetery and the Frazer Mausoleum

Category 4 encourages children to learn about and engage with our local area through the Keeper of the Stone Children’s Heritage Award colouring competition

  • Division One Runner Up – Lakshanaa Ajith  
  • Division One Winner – Aadya Devaru  
  • Division Two Runner Up – Soham Gangwani  
  • Division Two Winner – Amir Ali Mohammadi 
  • Overall Keeper of the Stone Winner – Aadya Devaru