Kaha Homes and Chris Glancy took out an overall Award for Excellence for Birchwood at Brookwater.
Kaha Homes and Chris Glancy took out an overall Award for Excellence for Birchwood at Brookwater. William Long

City's preservation in capable hands

THE innovative and outstanding efforts of individuals, businesses and school students to preserve Ipswich's heritage, culture and environment were recognised as Ipswich City Council unveiled the winners of the 20th annual Awards for Excellence.

Planning and development committee chairman Paul Tully said the awards at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Wednesday recognised excellence in innovation, conservation and development in four award categories.

Cr Tully said Jack Sims and Batstones Stone Masonry were deserving of the overall heritage award for their restoration of the memorial for Terrence "Bertie" Piper after vandals destroyed it in 2001.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said he was proud of the city's efforts to preserve heritage, culture and the environment.

This year's overall Awards for Excellence went to:

Jack Sims, Ghost Tours Pty Ltd and Batstones Stone Masonry for the restoration of the Piper Memorial at the Ipswich General Cemetery (heritage).

Kaha Homes and Chris Glancy for Birchwood at Brookwater (design).

Powerlink Queensland for the Green Partnerships Ipswich project at Walter Zimmerman Park (environment).

Woodcrest College junior school for the Don't waste it - recycle it project (student).

Other award winners were:

HERITAGE - Andrew Spark, Clinton Smith, Stuart Holt and Modern Province Country for Gainsborough at 12 Herbert St, Sadliers Crossing (gold award).

Shannon Tully for 11 Elizabeth St, Woodend (National Trust Ipswich Best Maintained Heritage Property Award).

Trevor and Anne Baxter for 30 Tiger St, Sadliers Crossing.

Geoff and Kim Munt for 98 Mt Crosby Rd, Tivoli.

Larry and Narelle Stone for Booeebie at 75 Chermside Rd, Newtown.

DESIGN - University of Queensland and Wilson Architects for UQ Ipswich Campus lecture auditorium (gold award).

ENVIRONMENT - West Moreton Landcare and the Society for Growing Australian Plants for Masons Gully (gold award).

STUDENT - St Mary's College for its project titled "Living Mercy - the spirit of Jane Gorry" (silver award).

Primary Arts Network Ipswich and Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network for "One World Many Stories: The Mirror Project" (silver award).



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