THE loving and meticulous renovation of a neglected old cottage has taken out one of the top gongs in the Fraser Coast Heritage Awards.
Val McIntosh, the owner of 55 Fort St, Maryborough, was last night awarded the Fraser Coast Regional Council Residential Award.
Judges were taken by the transformation of the cottage by Simpkins Constructions and John Perrin Painting Services. They were equally as impressed by massive efforts to relocate and renovate Stoneleigh, "the old Kingston house", and awarded a second residential award to owners Jeff and Lynette Schmidt.
The Queenslander was relocated from beside St Stephen's Hospital in Maryborough and onto a 32ha property at Tinana. Work was by David Wright House Removers, Bruce Wilcox, Kev Brown and JF White and Sons.
Eleven awards were given at Brolga Theatre last night. The awards are in their 17th year.
The winners were:
- Professionally Painted Residence - 270 Ann St, Maryborough. Painted by John Perrin Painting Services and owned by Kerry Irlam.
- Owner Painted Residence - 52 Fort Lane, Maryborough. Owned by Janine Jenkins and Kevin Treglown.
- Richers Apprentice and Trainee Award - tie. Deon Cook of John Perrin Painting Services and Brayden Horne of Olds Engineering.
- Hyne Innovation Award - Glen Winney for the Fraser Coast Chronicle building on Bazaar St, Maryborough.
- Fraser Coast Chronicle Service Provider Award - Harro Wemmerslager for painting of the railway superintendent's house on Lennox St.
- Local Heritage Register Award - Queensland Rail forthe old railway superintendent's house on Lennox St.
- Construction by John Watson and painting by Harro Wemmerslager.
- Fraser Coast Regional Council Non-Residential Award - Foley Truscott House on Bazaar St.
- Owned by Jane Dixon, roof replacement by Garth Thefs and painting by Graham McFarlane.
- Fraser Coast Regional Council Residential Award
- Small scale project: 55 Fort St, Maryborough, owned by Val McIntosh.
- Large scale project: 674 Teddington Rd, Tinana, owned by Jeff and Lynette Schmidt.
- Mayor's Award - Olds Engineering for resurrection of Melville Fountain and Band Rotunda in Queens Park.
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