Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

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

    Heritage grants for Perth

    14/12/2011 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
    The Boans Warehouse development will receive a $100,000 grant to restore the historical industrial building, which now houses 50 residential apartments.

    The Atlas Building, First Church of Christ Scientist and 28 Brookman Street will also receive heritage grants totalling $137,883 to assist with conservation works.

    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 assist 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 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 through the Office of Heritage.

    The Minister said the Boans Warehouse development was part of the revitalization of East Perth from an industrial area to a residential neighbourhood.

    The 1990s development of the former Boans Furniture Factory included the formation of two open ‘little streets’ within the original building, leaving the timber structures exposed. These structures now need restoration.

    “The East Perth redevelopment shows how our heritage properties can be adapted to new uses and become integral components of a vibrant residential community,” Mr Castrilli said.

    The Atlas Building on The Esplanade will receive $88,770 to restore its terracotta cladded facade. It is one of the few commercial buildings built in the 1930s to have survived in the Perth central business district.

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