$1.1 million grant fund to enhance and protect State's heritage

  • 49 heritage projects share $1.1 million in State Government grants
  • New Community Heritage Grants to help share town and community histories
  • Grants set to generate $3.7 million in conservation works and heritage investment
  • Several heritage buildings and sites throughout Western Australia are set for restoration after receiving funding under the State Government's 2020-21 Heritage Grants program.

    The grants program offers dollar-for-dollar funding of up to $40,000 for conservation projects; and up to $20,000 for community events, activities and heritage interpretation projects for places listed on the State Heritage Register.

    Offered for the first time, the new Community Heritage Grants funding stream will support towns and communities with interpretation projects and events that promote or celebrate the stories of State Registered places.

    Since the Heritage Grants Program commenced in 1997, 784 heritage projects have received grants totalling more than $22 million to help tell stories of our past.

    Among the 49 projects to receive funding as the grants program resumes this year are conservation works to the Maylands Tennis Club, Monger's Trading Post in York and the iconic London Court in the central business district. 

    Inaugural community grant recipients include heritage trails for Donnybrook and Beverley, an Aboriginal heritage trail through Hyde Park and a festival in Fremantle to celebrate The Universal Terrazzo Tile Factory.

    As stated by Heritage Minister David Templeman:

    "I am so pleased to reinstate the heritage grants funding this year which attracted much interest and a compelling collection of projects that celebrate our past and protect the State's most valuable historic places.

    "The addition of the community grants stream has broadened the opportunities for more Western Australians to engage with our heritage, and for the State Government to support local communities working hard to share their history in contemporary, exciting and meaningful ways."

    Heritage Grants Program 2020-21

    ProjectGrant Amount
    Cellar's Restaurant, West End Fremantle$20,402
    Success Hill Lodge, Bassendean$40,000
    Parkerville Children's Home & Cemetery, Parkerville$50,000
    St John's Lutheran Church, Perth$39,083
    Warehouse, 56 Pakenham Street, West End Fremantle$40,000
    London Court, Perth$40,000
    Waylen House, Swanleigh Precinct, Middle Swan$50,000
    25 Brookman Street, Brookman & Moir Streets Precinct, Perth$6,479
    Welbourne House, Guildford$23,100
    Commercial Building, 48 High Street, West End Fremantle$32,189
    Chamber of Commerce Building, West End Fremantle$40,000
    St Margaret's Anglican Church, Nedlands$43,750
    Maylands Post Office$27,044
    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Perth$40,000
    Warehouse, 52 Henry Street, West End Fremantle$32,815
    Nedlands Tennis Club$5,610
    Wesley Church and Manse, Guildford$35,442
    West Australian Rowing Club, Perth$8,195
    Windsor Hall, Mount Lawley$5,390
    House, 53 Helena Street, Guildford$8,634
    St Matthews Church, Guildford$10,193
    St Columba's Church and Hall, Peppermint Grove$38,820
    Ajax Building, 49-59 High Street, West End Fremantle$40,000
    Terrace Houses, 6 Catherine Street, Subiaco$1,245
    Annesley, Mount Lawley$40,000
    Enderslea, Chittering$23,650
    Priests Cell, Morawa; Chapel of San Spirito, Utakarra; The Church of our Lady Fatima, Nanson$25,575
    Monger's Trading Post, York$5,788
    Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Geraldton$40,000
    5 Pine Street, Pemberton Timber Mill Worker's Cottage Precinct$40,000
    Tack's Store, Chinatown Conservation Area, Broome$40,000
    The Universal Terrazzo Tile Factory, West End Fremantle$15,120
    Heritage South Perth App$20,000
    Aboriginal Heritage Trail Development, Hyde Park, Perth$10,725
    Heritage Trail, Woodloes Homestead, Cannington$20,000
    Heritage Trail, Darlington$20,000
    Interpretation Plan, Busselton Cultural Precinct$10,721
    Interpretation, Coolgardie Post Office & Associated Buildings$20,000
    Interpretation Plan, Yarloop Timber Mill Workshops$20,000
    Heritage Trail, Shire of Beverley$20,000
    Heritage Hedland: Connecting Through Our History$17,832
    Heritage Trail, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes$6,000
    Interpretation, Old Hospital Complex, Margaret River$2,706
    Heritage Trail, Shire of Dardanup$16,592
    Heritage Trail, Donnybrook Town$9,506
    Interpretation, Old Butter Factory, Busselton$8,080
    Audio-Visual Interpretation, Gaol & Police Quarters, Bridgetown$15,204
    Heritage Trail, Shire of Kojonup$20,000
    Interpretation, Merredin Railway Museum$8,525
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