On Friday the 10th May, Revive the Regent Theatre was awarded the National Trust Heritage Award 2019, for Advocacy. This is a significant achievement for Revive the Regent Theatre, Mudgee and we are extremely honoured to gain recognition for the work we have been doing.
Revive the Regent was in exceptional company for the Advocacy Award, as Friends of Callan Park, Save Our Sirius and Community Action for Windsor Bridge were contenders in the Advocacy category.
Recognising the extraordinary commitment of a community group and/or individual who have pursued the protection and conservation of key heritage places, items or objects.
Winner: Revive The Regent
An initiative advocating the protection and revival on Mudgee’s Regent theatre, one of Australia’s finest examples of an intact Art Deco Theatre, which is at risk of demolition with a proposed application (DA) to construct a five-storey hotel. RTR has established a range of platforms to connect people and share information regarding the (at risk) theatre located in the heritage precinct of Mudgee, NSW.
Highly Commended: Friends of Callan Park
A community group formed in 1998 to safeguard public land from sale at Callan Park and Broughton Hall and to advocate for their preservation. With constant vigilance for two decades, Friends of Callan Park have preserved the site.
Highly Commended: Save our Sirius Save our Sirius began in 2014 in response to eviction of public housing tenants from the Sirius building ahead of its sale. Save Our Sirius aims to influence decision makers to save the building and its social housing function, and to raise awareness of the significance of the place.