Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    Boost for Great Southern heritage

    6/12/2005 12:00 AM

    A group of six shops in Broomehill is set to benefit from the Gallop Government’s $1million program to conserve the State’s heritage assets.

    Heritage Minister Francis Logan announced that an $80,000 grant would be provided to the owners of the former Jones’s Building on India Street in Broomehill for important conservation work.

    It is the third biggest grant to be offered as part of this year’s Heritage Grants Program, which will help conserve 29 heritage properties around Western Australia.

    “The former Jones’s Building will be re-roofed and a new storm water system and gutters installed,” Mr Logan said

    “The Federation free classical-style building is remarkably intact and is significant for its extensive early 20th Century interior detailing and existing bakery and baker’s oven.

    “The place is also highly valued by the Broomehill community and surrounding districts, due to its provision of retail services for the town for more than 90 years.

    “The building was constructed in 1911, which was a period of rapid growth and development for towns along the Great Southern railway line.

    “The building dominates the streetscape with its impressive form and scale, and makes a significant contribution to the character of Broomehill."

    The Minister said the $1million grants program was a significant investment by the Gallop Government.

    He said the grants provided vital assistance to private owners undertaking important conservation works and planning.

    This year’s successful projects were selected from 56 applications for funding under the Heritage Grants Program, which is administered by the Heritage Council.

    “Over the past eight years, the program has provided almost $7 million to property owners to help conserve the State’s built heritage,” Mr Logan said.

    “It is another example of the Gallop Government acting to protect and enhance WA's unique lifestyle and environment.”

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