Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Heritage grant for Prince of Wales

    13/12/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • 2011-12 Heritage Grants Program to deliver $2million in conservation works to State heritage-listed properties across Western Australia
    • $1million in heritage grants awarded to 14 regional and seven metropolitan projects
    Bunbury’s majestic Prince of Wales Hotel will receive a $100,000 heritage grant to assist with the conservation of its significant 130-year-old elaborate filigree verandah.

    Heritage Minister John Castrilli said 14 regional and seven metropolitan projects will share in $1million through the 2011-12 Heritage Grants Program.

    “These grants will help owners to revitalise and conserve these important heritage buildings that have played a role in the development of our State,” Mr Castrilli said.

    The Heritage Grants Program offers private owners up to $100,000, on a matched-funding basis, for urgent conservation works to properties on the State Register of Heritage Places.

    Since 1997, more than $12million has been allocated to 605 projects through the program administered by the Heritage Council through the Office of Heritage.

    The Minister said the Prince of Wales Hotel is a landmark building in Bunbury and has been providing entertainment and refreshments to locals and visitors for 130 years.

    “The Prince of Wales received one of the biggest grants this year, with the money being used to assist in the restoration of its verandah, one of the most significant features of the grand hotel.” he said.

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