Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    Grants to revitalise WA heritage places

    12/10/2016 9:00 AM
    • 28 heritage places to share in $1.27 million in State Government funding
    • Projects include 15 regional and 13 metropolitan State Registered Places 

    Four 1890s workers' cottages within the Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct in Perth are among 28 heritage projects to receive funding under the State Government's 2016-17 Heritage Grants Program.


    Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said this year's grants would assist private owners to conserve and revitalise 15 regional and 13 metropolitan State Registered heritage properties.


    "This year's Heritage Grants Program provides more than $1.27 million which, when combined with owner contributions, will generate almost $3 million in conservation works," Mr Jacob said.


    "I am pleased to see this year's round include support for the ongoing restoration of the Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, with work in recent years creating a lively streetscape that has helped revitalise these historical homes.  The residents have come together as a community to make the heritage of the area an appealing feature."


    The Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct was built as a residential estate for working class families between 1897 and 1898.  This year, the precinct will receive almost $300,000 to assist the owners of four cottages with urgent conservation works such as underpinning, re-roofing and repairing structural cracks.


    Five other projects will receive the maximum grant of $100,000, including Kalgoorlie's Exchange Hotel, for conservation works including removing inappropriate paint from exterior walls and repairing the roof and turret.


    Picton's Forrest Homestead, childhood residence of Sir John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia, includes a row of olive trees, with one planted by William Forrest for each of his sons.


    The health of these trees has deteriorated and this year's grant will assist with a condition assessment and treatment, ensuring the trees continue to stand. 


    The grants program 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 heritage places.


    Since the program's inception in 1997, 745 heritage projects had received grants totalling more than $18 million.


    Fact File

    Minister's office - 6552 5800


    Heritage Grants Program 2016-17


    Project Grant amount
    Lilly's Buildings, Fremantle$56,991
    St. Columba's Church and Hall, Peppermint Grove$100,000
    St John's Lutheran Church, Perth$1,500
    Gledden Building, Perth$100,000
    18 and 20 Howard Street, Perth$11,000
    Belvedere, Cottesloe$58,326
    19 Suffolk Street - Group of four houses at 19-25 Suffolk Street$3,630
    6 Moir Street - Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, Perth$41,910
    18 Moir Street - Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, Perth$100,000
    26 Moir Street - Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, Perth$85,428
    27 Brookman Street - Brookman and Moir Streets Precinct, Perth$72,621
    House, 53 Helena Street, Guildford$8,700
    Warehouse, 22-26 Pakenham Street, Fremantle$28,094
    Hawthorndene, Albany$4,451
    Lyric Theatre (former), Bunbury$100,000
    Rose Hotel and Sample Room, Bunbury$5,850
    Forrest Homestead, Picton$22,816
    Exchange Hotel, Kalgoorlie$100,000
    ANZ Bank, Katanning$4,274
    Old York Fire Station$3,000
    Store, Northcliffe$35,792
    Walebing, Walebing$47,065
    Oakabella, Oakabella$34,122
    Tibradden Homestead Group, Tibradden$6,390
    Holman House - Derby Town Commonage$100,000
    Pemberton Timber Mill Workers' Cottages Precinct$64,530.39
    Belay Farm Group, Walkaway$14,034
    Empire Buildings - Stirling Terrace Precinct, Albany$62,472
    Total$1.273 million



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