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2012-13 Heritage Grants Program recipients


29 Fothergill Street, Fremantle

This brick and limestone residence will receive $100,000 to assist with the restoration of the roof, stairs and verandah.

No. 29 which is part of the State Registered Fothergill Street Precinct is an almost complete example of an early 20th Century streetscape. The precinct demonstrates how residences of the elite, middle class and working class existed side by side.


London Court, Perth

Perth’s distinctive English style landmark will receive $100,000 to conserve its facades. London Court has provided a unique shopping experience for Western Australian’s and tourists for 75 years.

McNess Royal Arcade, Perth

This impressively ornate retail building will receive $100,000 to assist with the conservation of its façade. The McNess Royal Arcade was built during the gold boom, and was associated with the McNess family for 99 years and specifically philanthropist Sir Charles McNess.

Mine Manager's House, Wiluna

The Mine Manager’s House will receive $100,000 to restore the 1929 mud block and timber framed residence.

The residence, leased by an exploration company, is one of only two mine manager’s residences of the same or earlier eras still existing in Australia.

Old York Hospital - York Hospital Heritage Precinct, York

The Old York Hospital, which operated as a hospital from 1896 until 1963, will receive $100,000 to repair its shingle roof.

Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth

The Royal King’s Park Tennis Club will receive $100,000 to undertake conservation works on The Members and McGibbon Stands. Constructed more than 100 years ago, the style of the spectator stands is rare in this State.

Hobbs and Roe Freshwater Bay boatshed, Peppermint Grove

The Hobbs and Roe Freshwater Bay Boatshed, part of the only cluster of privately owned boatsheds remaining on the Swan River, will receive $98,587.

St. Aidan's Uniting Church and Hall, Claremont

The attractive St Aidan’s Uniting Church and Hall in Claremont will receive $87,139 to replace electrical elements, repair the limestone walls and timber finishes, and to dismantle and repair its pipe organ – the first pipe organ constructed in Western Australia.

St. Lawrence's Anglican Church and Rectory, Dalkeith

St Lawrence’s Anglican Church will receive about $81,600 to assist in the restoration of the innovative post World War Two Western Australian designed building.

The church is only 55-years-old but is severely suffering from water ingress due to the damaged roof tiles.

Central Government Offices - Old Postal Hall, Perth

The ornately detailed and most intact internal space within the Central Government Office complex, the Old Postal Hall will receive $65,000 to assist with works that will prevent further water ingress. This includes refurbishing the skylights, repairing the roof and upgrading the stormwater system.

 The Old Postal Hall was opened in 1890 as the colony’s first GPO.

Colonial Tavern and Stables, Northam

The 106-year-old Colonial Tavern, now known as Duke’s Inn Stables, will receive $63,817 to restore its stables, a rare intact example of an early 20th Century stable block.

Fremantle Synagogue (fmr), Fremantle

The first purpose built synagogue constructed in Western Australia will receive $57,000 to assist with the conservation of its façade, including its shopfront.

Earlsferry, Bassendean

The 110-year-old Earlsferry residence will receive $51,849 to assist in the restoration of its decorative wooden verandah.

Earlsferry is a bed and breakfast and private home, and is one of the few remaining grand turn-of-the-century properties situated along the Swan River on the outskirts of Perth.


Seventh Day Adventist Church (fmr), Bookara

Western Australia’s first Seventh Day Adventist Church in Bookara will receive $35,869 to assist in the restoration of the 1905 stone and corrugated iron former church.

This grant will be used for major structural work including underpinning the walls, replacing termite damage flooring and windows.

Coolgardie Hotel (fmr), Coolgardie

Coolgardie Hotel will receive $30,515 to repair the cellar and damp proofing.

The Coolgardie Hotel was built in the 1890s and represents the economic prosperity of the Eastern Goldfields at a time when most of Eastern Australia was in deep economic depression.

Dempster Homestead, Esperance

Dempster Homestead will receive $30,250 to remove damp affected areas before damp proofing, re-rendering and painting.

Dempster Homestead was built more than 130 years ago by the Dempster family as a focal point for services and community activities in remote settler life.


Gwambygine Farm and Pool, Gwambygine

The 176-year-old Gwambygine Homestead, one of the few WA homesteads that can date sections of its construction back to the mid-late 1830s, will receive $18,150 to treat damp in the homestead and reinstate missing sections of the barn roof.

Southampton Homestead, Balingup

The 150-year-old Southampton Homestead will receive $13,976 to replace the roof.

Southampton was built by one of the first European families to settle in the district and is an authentic example of a purpose-built rural homestead of the early 1860s.

An exterior side photograph of the Southampton Homestead, Balingup

Belay Farm Group, Walkaway

Belay Farm Group, Walkaway will receive a heritage grant of $8,000 to repair the stable walls.

Belay is one of the few early farm complexes where the majority of buildings are intact and still used today.

Picton Inn Hotel, Picton

This picturesque rustic building will receive $5,698 to remove and replace damaged rendering.

Built about 162 years ago, Picton Inn is associated with several well-known figures involved in the settlement of the Preston River and Bunbury, including State Premiers Sir Newton Moore and Sir James Mitchell.

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