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Grants to revitalise WA heritage places

Jan 09, 2018
Image of Pakenham Street
  • 23 heritage places to share in $1.22 million in State Government funding
  • Heritage grants will help generate more than $3 million in conservation works across the State

A former gold boom warehouse in the heart of Fremantle's West End precinct is among 23 Western Australian heritage projects to receive funding under the State Government's 2017-18 Heritage Grants Program.

The grants program, overseen by the Heritage Council of Western Australia, offers dollar-for-dollar funding for grants of up to $100,000, including conservation plans to help guide works.

The Heritage Council's grants program is one of the few grant programs in Australia that assists private owners with the costs associated with maintaining heritage places.

Since the Heritage Grants Program's inception in 1997, 768 heritage projects have received grants totalling more than $19.5 million.

 

Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:

"This year, a $54,697 grant will assist with conservation work and structural repairs to this 1907 Pakenham Street warehouse including repairs to the brick facade and reinstating original architectural detail above the entrance.

"Fremantle's West End was permanently included in the State Register of Heritage Places last year as a rare example of a highly intact port city business district during the gold boom period.

"This unusually intact warehouse, built for the storage and handling of goods, offers a glimpse of the development of Fremantle as a port town and the import-export gateway of the State.

"In total, this year's Heritage Grants Program will provide funding of $1.22 million which, when combined with owner contributions, will generate more than $3 million in conservation works around the State.

"This partnership between Government and private owners helps ensure the long-term viability of our State's cultural heritage, and promotes local jobs and heritage tourism.

"Five projects will receive the maximum grant of $100,000, including Fremantle's Oceanic Hotel and Ashburton's Peedamulla Homestead. Rockingham's Bell Cottage will also receive a grant this year. Although Bell Cottage is no longer intact, the ruins serve as a tangible reminder of the development of the region and the grant will allow the owners to undertake an archaeological study and develop a conservation management plan.

"This funding will allow private owners to conserve and revitalise 10 regional and 13 metropolitan State Registered heritage properties and protect some of our State's most valuable heritage assets."

Minister's office - 6552 5400

                                           Heritage Grants Program 2017-18

Project Grant amount
METROPOLITAN
Bell Cottage (ruin), Rockingham $18,093.00
Albany Bell Castle, Maylands $9,563.00
Rechabite Hall, Northbridge $100,000.00
Ajax Building, West End Precinct, Fremantle $32,738.00
Knocknagow, East Fremantle $37,544.00
Co-operative Bulk Handling Building (fmr), West Perth $100,000.00
Wilhelmsen House, West End Precinct, Fremantle $61,725.00
Oceanic Hotel, West End, Fremantle $100,000.00
Clontarf, Waterford $17,400.00
West Australian Rowing Club, Perth $88,369.00
Houghton Homestead, Middle Swan $85,500.00
Warehouse, 22-26 Pakenham Street, Fremantle $54,697.00
Wesley Chapel and Manse, Guildford $22,210.00
REGIONAL
Paterson & Co Fruit Packing Shed Complex, Bridgetown $40,262.00
Peedamulla Homestead, Shire of Ashburton $100,000.00
Church of St Nicholas, Australind $10,807.00
Fairbridge Farm School (fmr) - Chapel, Pinjarra $100,000.00
164-166, 168-180 Stirling Terrace, Albany $1,780.00
St. Andrew's Church and Hall, Katanning $42,310.00
St. Boniface Anglican Cathedral and Bishopscourt, Bunbury $94,910.00
Camfield House, Albany $11,358.00
St. Werburghs Chapel and Cemetery, Mount Barker $29,367.00
Donnelly River Mill and Town Site Precinct, Wheatley $63,362.88
Total $1.222 million

Read more about the projects funded under the 2017-18 Heritage Grants Program.
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