Heritage Sustainability Award
Congratulations to the 2013 Heritage Sustainability Award winner:
Mawland Quarantine Station - Q Station
The first port of call for many potential migrants and travellers to Australia from 1833-1964 was the Quarantine Station at North Head, Manly. Set on a rocky outcrop surrounded by ocean and secure from casual visitors, passengers on ships which had seen an outbreak of infectious disease were isolated and treated on this site for 40 days before being released into the populace. Before this, North Head was used by the Aboriginal community as a place of healing for thousands of years. Today the Quarantine Station has new life as a living museum and a retreat for Australians and visitors alike. Q Station Retreat offers guests the unique chance to spend a night in a contemporary fit-out by adapting 65 historically listed buildings to deliver a 4.5+ star property that balances the demands of conservation, sustainability and comfort. To demonstrate the property at its best, Q Station offers customers a range of historical, cultural, natural and paranormal tours to share the heritage of the site, and a range of seasonal packages encompassing accommodation, dining and tours. Team members undertake a thorough induction program in order to learn about the privileges of working at a national icon, the history and the environmental impact of the retreat.
Congratulations to the 2013 Heritage Sustainability Award finalists:
Kamirice Pty Ltd - 33-39 Hunter St, Sydney
When private investment company Kamirice purchased the Perpetual Trustees Company Building at 39 Hunter Street it was effectively an obsolete and low grade building, with much of its original fabric damaged or concealed. Kamirice committed to an environmentally sustainable approach to its projects and this commitment was evident in the subsequent heritage refurbishment.
Australian Technology Park
The 130-year-old Locomotive Workshop Building at the Australian Technology Park was adapted for re-use as office accommodation and a corporate events venue in the mid 1990s. By retaining its original form and making it more energy efficient, rather than replacing it, Australian Technology Park Sydney Limited (ATPSL) has minimised significant adverse energy and construction impacts on the environment.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is a State, National and World Heritage Listed landmark, with 8.2 million visitors onsite and presenting more than 2400 events annually. The commitment to sustainability is underpinned by the continuation, development and implementation of the Environmental Sustainability Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan, and Access Strategy. Through the development and implementationof these plans and strategies, SOH have embedded environmental, social and economic sustainability into all aspects of business.
Page last updated: 17 October 2013