Hon John Castrilli MLA

Hon John Castrilli MLA

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

    State grants for heritage owners

    31/07/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • 2012-13 Heritage Grants Program open
    • $1.25million grant funding available
    • Grants to assist private owners of State Registered heritage places
    The State Government is making $1.25million in grants available for private owners of State Registered heritage places.

    Heritage Minister John Castrilli said this year’s Heritage Grants Program had been given a major boost in funding and would assist with the conservation and revitalisation of Western Australia’s heritage properties.

    Mr Castrilli announced the 2012-13 round at Aldgate, an 1895 grand residence in East Fremantle, which received funding last year to restore its rare hand-painted ceiling and cornices.

    The Minister said funding was increased by 25 per cent in this year’s State Budget, with an additional $1.046million allocated over four years.

    “The additional funding illustrates the importance the Liberal-National Government places on supporting private owners who are the custodians of our State’s heritage,” he said.

    “This is also the first increase in the program since its inception in 1996-97.”

    Mr Castrilli said more than 500 private owners of State Registered heritage places were eligible to apply for individual grants of up to $100,000 for urgent conservation works. Owners are expected to match funds to the projects.

    “This year’s Heritage Grants Program should result in at least $2.5million worth of conservation works to heritage properties throughout Western Australia.”

    Since 1997, 604 projects have received heritage grants totalling more than $12million through the program administered by the Heritage Council through the State Heritage Council.

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