Broome Sailmaker’s Shed awarded a Commendation

The WA Heritage Awards awards, now in their 24th year, recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation. Held at the historic (former) Hale House, home to the Office of Premier and Cabinet, representatives from all over the State attended to enjoy the award ceremony.

“The high standard of the individuals and projects honoured illustrates why a Heritage Council’s Heritage Award is such a highly sought-after and valued accolade,” Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said.

Both Creative Spaces and the Broome Historical Society were thrilled to be awarded a Commendation in the category of Interpretation Project for the permanent exhibition housed within the Sailmaker’s Shed. The judges citation read: “The UNESCO and WA Heritage Award winning restoration of the Broome Sailmakers’ Shed is undergoing an exciting interpretation project which will transform the space into an engaging, interactive museum experience.”

A number of our colleagues and clients were also recipients of an award and they can be viewed on the 2016 WA Heritage Awards website.