Currawong receives top honours in the 2021 National Design Awards
Thursday, 25 November 2021
Northern Beaches Council’s restoration work at Pittwater’s hidden gem Currawong has been acknowledged in this year’s Building Designers Association of Australia, National Design Awards.
The award was presented to Council for the transformation of three cabins – Goanna, Blue Tongue and Kookaburra – and the games room.
Northern Beaches Mayor said Council has joined the best of the best winning the Heritage building/adaptive reuse category in these national awards.
“What a great achievement! Aside from being part of the pool of elite, talented and distinguished winners, Currawong is a must-do activity to tick off your bucket list.
“Council worked closely with Heritage consultants and NSW Heritage to ensure the restorations preserved the cabins’ rich history while enhancing guest comfort.
“The result is beautiful, sustainable, highly functional cabins which enhance and perpetuate the local environment for all our community to enjoy for years to come,” Mayor Regan said.
The cabins have retained their original simplicity, but now have renovated bathrooms and kitchens, sweeping timber decks and energy-efficient features delivering a great setting for guests to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
In July, Council announced more cabins would be restored with $1.5 million in funding being received from the NSW Government.
The works are expected to commence in April and be completed by December 2022.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians, the Gayamaygal and Garigal and their Country on which we gather today. By these words we show our respect to all Aboriginal people. We acknowledge Elders past, present and emerging and the spirits and ancestors of the Clans that lived in this area.