Francis Logan

Francis Logan

Minister for Energy; Resources; Industry and Enterprise

    Grants boost for Fremantle heritage

    7/12/2005 12:00 AM

    Two historic properties in Fremantle are set to benefit from the Gallop Government’s $1million program to conserve the State’s heritage assets.

    Heritage Minister Francis Logan announced today that the owners of the Adelaide Steamship House in Mouat Street and the home at 12 Knutsford Street would each receive $20,000 for important conservation works.

    The two properties are among 29 heritage sites around the State to receive grants in 2005-2006 to help pay for important maintenance and restoration work.

    “The Adelaide Steamship House has been a landmark in the heart of Fremantle’s West End since its construction in 1901,” Mr Logan said.

    “The money will be used to stabilise the building, the Western Australian headquarters for the Adelaide Steamship Company for 70 years, and to repaint the front facade.

    “The Knutsford Street property, located in the Ord and Bateman Street Precinct, will undergo urgently needed repairs to the brickwork, chimney, ceiling, windows and dampness to walls.”

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

    The grants provided vital assistance to private owners undertaking conservation works and planning, including repairing stonework, improving drainage and stabilising sites.

    “The grants will ensure the survival of many of our important heritage landmarks, like these two properties in Fremantle,” Mr Logan said.

    The Minister said the Heritage Council had received 56 applications for funding under the Heritage Grants Program. Over the past eight years, the program had provided almost $7million to the owners of heritage properties to help conserve the State’s built heritage.

    "The grants provide much-needed assistance to private owners and help ensure the State's heritage gems are conserved for future generations to enjoy," 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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