City of Vincent streets Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct received an Award of Distinction at the annual UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The only Australian winner at the Awards.
The precinct includes 58 Federation Queen Anne style cottages built in the 1890s.
The jury citation noted that “individual homeowners undertook the loving refurbishment of the simple Federation Queen Anne semi-detached dwellings which had suffered from years of unsympathetic change and dilapidation.”
“Catalysed by the renovation of a single house which then inspired other nearby residents, the project has revitalized the streetscape and returned a sense of community to the area,” it said.
The owners of the Brookman-Moir cottages have received financial support from the City of Vincent and State Government heritage grants to help pay for restoration work.
If you own a heritage building, the City of Vincent’s Heritage Assistance Fund (HAF) provides financial assistance for approved heritage conservation projects to places listed on the City of Vincent’s Municipal Heritage Inventory. For more information visit vincentheritage.com.au