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Grants to revitalise WA heritage places

Oct 15, 2014
•​ 31 heritage places to share in $1 million in State Government funding
• Projects include 20 regional and 11 metropolitan State heritage-listed places
• Read more about the heritage projects and view the photos

Western Australia’s first rowing club is among 31 heritage projects to share in $1 million under the State Government’s 2014-15 Heritage Grants Program.

Announcing the grants today, Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said the funding would assist private owners to conserve and revitalise 20 regional and 11 metropolitan State Registered heritage properties.

The funding is in addition to the special July allocation of $275,883 to 12 privately-owned Stirling Terrace buildings in Albany, which are being revitalised for the Anzac Centenary.

“In total, this year’s Heritage Grants Program will provide funding of nearly $1.3 million which, when combined with owner contributions, will generate more than $3.3 million in conservation works around the State,” Mr Jacob said.

Four projects will receive the maximum grant of $100,000, including the Guildford Hotel to help reconstruct its belvedere and Cronshaw’s Store in Bunbury to restore its 1938 facade.

The West Australian Rowing Club on Perth’s Riverside Drive will receive $57,828 to replace the piles beneath the 1905-constructed wooden boatshed and club house, and to install a new deck for the jetty.

“The WA Rowing Club has used these premises for more than a century and is the only surviving building from that period on the Perth Swan River foreshore,” the Minister said.

“This grant is a lifeline for this 146-year-old club which did not have the funds to undertake the work alone and faced almost certain closure. It is just one example of the importance of the Heritage Grants Program in supporting private owners with the costs associated with maintaining heritage places.”

Mr Jacob said the State Government had increased the grants program funding over the past three years.

Since the program began in 1996-97, 690 heritage projects have been awarded grants totaling more than $15.8 million.

Read more about the successful heritage grant projects or see the table of successful projects below. Read the WA Rowing Club's media release. Go to the Minister's media statements page.
Grant Amount
ANZ Bank Building, Carnarvon
Beach House, Trigg
Belay Farm Group, Walkaway
Cronshaw’s Store, Bunbury
Glentromie Farm Group, Glentromie
Guildford Hotel, Guildford
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Northampton
Jones’s Buildings (fmr), Broomehill
Kellerberrin Fire Station, Kellerberrin
Kellerberrin Post Office, Kellerberrin
Koogereena Homestead, Kojarena
Meerilinga, West Perth
Levi Wallis’s Cottage, Walliston
Minninup Homestead, Minninup
Nedlands Tennis Club, Nedlands
Norseman Post Office, Norseman
Northcliffe Store, Northcliffe
Oakabella Homestead, Northampton
Salvation Army Headquarters and Congress Hall, Perth
St Werburghs Chapel, Mount Barker
Summer Hill Group, Glentromie
Tudor Lodge, Mount Lawley
Villa Carlotta, Busselton
West Australian Rowing Club, Perth
53 Helena Street, Guildford
10 Turner Street, Bunbury
16 Brookman Street (Brookman-Moir Streets Precinct, Perth)
28 Brookman Street (Brookman-Moir Streets Precinct, Perth)
8 Kelly Street (Pemberton Timber Mill Workers’ Cottages Precinct)
19 Kelly Street (Pemberton Timber Mill Workers’ Cottages Precinct)
18 Karri Rise (Pemberton Timber Mill Workers’ Cottages Precinct)

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