Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

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

Heritage grants awarded across WA

13/12/2011 12:00 AM
 
  • $1million in heritage grants to 14 regional and seven metropolitan projects
  • Since 1997, 605 projects have received grants of more than $12million through the program administered by the Heritage Council through the Office of Heritage
The Heritage Grants Program will deliver more than $2million in conservation works to State heritage-listed properties across Western Australia.

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.

“Grants will be provided to properties from Yalgoo to Coolgardie and Albany in our south.”
 
Bunbury’s Prince of Wales Hotel (1882), Fremantle’s Scots Presbyterian Church (1890), and East Perth’s Boans Warehouse (1910) have been awarded the maximum grant of $100,000 each.

“The majestic two-storey Prince of Wales Hotel will receive funds to restore its decorative verandah while Scots Presbyterian Church will restore its bell tower,” the Minister said.

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

Since 1997, 605 projects have received grants totalling more than $12million through the program administered by the Heritage Council of Western Australia through the Office of Heritage.

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