Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    Grant helps ensure a future for landmark red dingo

    10/11/2015 6:00 AM
    • 27 heritage places to share in $1.286 million in State Government funding
    • Grants will help generate $2.72 million in conservation works 

    North Fremantle's Dingo Flour sign is among 27 Western Australian heritage projects to receive funding under the State Government's 2015-16 Heritage Grants Program.


    Announcing the grants today, Premier Colin Barnett said the funding helped private owners to conserve and revitalise a range of State Registered heritage places across the State.


    "In 2012, the Liberal National Government increased funding for the Heritage Grants Program by committing an extra $1.046 million over four years," the Premier said.


    "This year, 11 metropolitan and 16 regional places will receive funding, illustrating the importance the State Government places on supporting custodians of our heritage.


    "The grants, when combined with owners' contributions, will generate $2.72 million in conservation works around the State."


    Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said since the program's inception in 1997, 717 heritage projects had received grants totalling nearly $17.1 million.


    This year, an $82,565 grant will ensure the iconic Dingo Flour sign, part of the Great Southern Roller Flour Mill, continues to welcome visitors to Fremantle.  The sign was first painted on the side of the silos building in 1940.


    "The salt-laden winds have aged the building's corrugated sheeting to an extremely brittle state and there is no alternative but to replace it," the Minister said.


    "The grant will assist in recladding the silos and repainting the famous Dingo Flour sign, ensuring this much-treasured North Fremantle landmark remains in place for generations to come."


    Four projects will receive the maximum grant of $100,000, including the Newmarket Hotel, Hamilton Hill; 10 Moir Street, Perth; Wilhelmsen House, Fremantle; and the Katanning Roller Flour Mill.


    "The Newmarket Hotel is being restored from a near-derelict state to a ballet school while the Katanning Roller Flour Mill is being adapted into cafe and boutique accommodation," Mr Jacob said.


    The grants program, overseen by the Heritage Council of WA, offers dollar-for-dollar funding to private owners for urgent conservation works or documentation to help plan future works.


    It is one of the few grant programs in Australia to assist private owners with the costs associated with maintaining their heritage places.


    Fact File

    • The grants program is managed by the Heritage Council of WA with assistance from the State Heritage Office
    • More information and photographs of the grant projects are available at http://www.stateheritage.wa.gov.au  

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Environment Minister's office - 6552 5800


    Heritage Grants Program 2015-16 

    ProjectGrant amount
    Clontarf, Waterford$95,700
    Duncraig House, Heathcote Hospital, Applecross$69,198
    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Perth$21,869
    Great Southern Roller Flour Mill, (Dingo Flour Mill), North Fremantle$82,565
    Lexbourne House (fmr), West Perth$64,725
    Maltings Plant (fmr), Perth$12,663
    10 Moir Street, Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, Perth$100,000
    Newmarket Hotel, Hamilton Hill$100,000
    24 Ord Street, Ord and Bateman Streets Precinct, Fremantle$80,225
    Scots Presbyterian Church, Fremantle$62,308
    Wilhelmsen House, Fremantle$100,000
    12 Dean Street, Pemberton Timber Mill Workers' Cottages Precinct, Pemberton$19,637
    10 Dean Street, Pemberton Timber Mill Workers' Cottages Precinct, Pemberton$17,782
    4 Kelly Street, Pemberton Timber Mill Workers' Cottages Precinct, Pemberton$7,403
    Edna May Tavern, Westonia$26,400
    Empire Buildings, Stirling Terrace Precinct, Albany$5,712
    Enderslea, Chittering$19,165
    Glentromie Farm Group, Glentromie$7,175
    Gwambygine Farm and Pool, York$15,484
    Katanning Roller Flour Mill, Katanning$100,000
    Koogereena, Kojarena (City of Greater Geraldton)$74,768
    Lynburn Homestead and Shearing Shed (fmr), Esperance$24,500
    Pingelly Post Office, Pingelly$29,038
    St Joseph's Convent (fmr), Albany$32,667
    Store, Northcliffe$10,634
    Walebing, Walebing (Shire of Moora)$51,300
    White Star Hotel, Stirling Terrace Precinct, Albany$55,000
    Total$1.286 million