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Heritage work recognised

Wednesday, 6th April, 2011

RECOGNITION: Heritage adviser Liz Vines won her second Cathy Donnelly Memorial Award on Monday. RECOGNITION: Heritage adviser Liz Vines won her second Cathy Donnelly Memorial Award on Monday.

Long-serving City Council adviser, Liz Vines, has again been recognised for her work in heritage conservation.

The Adelaide architect, who has guided and advised council on its heritage programs for almost three decades, collected her second Cathy Donnelly

Memorial Award at the 2011 National Trust Heritage Awards on Monday.

Ms Vines, who won her first Cathy Donnelly for her work with restoring the Sully's Emporium, said yesterday the latest award was not for any one project.

"It was more a recognition of what I've done in my career with a special reference to my work in Broken Hill," she said.

Cathy Donnelly was a Sydney architect whose career included overseeing a number of significant conservation works in The Rocks, as well as working on a number of smaller projects around Sydney.

The memorial award is presented to a female professional who has undertaken projects that relate to the conservation of the nation's built heritage.

Ms Vines said she was honoured to receive the award which she collected in person at The Westin in Sydney.

"I got a hint from them that it would be worth going (to the award presentation)."

She received a certificate and "an amazing shard of glass" for a trophy.

Council's manager of Environmental Services, Peter Oldsen, said yesterday that Ms Vines' relationship with council began in 1982 when she completed a heritage study.

"Liz and Council have won various heritage awards in the past; one was for the Sully's building in 2005 and other was for Broken Hill's Heritage and Cultural Tourism program.

"We congratulate her on a magnificent award, it's a great honour and a most worthy recipient."

Council's Guide to the Silver City publication was also nominated for an award, as was Wilcannia's Council Chambers, though both failed to win.

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