Heritage projects secure more than $1 million in funding

  • $1.14 million awarded to 38 recipients through the State Government’s 2022-23 Heritage Grant Program
  • Projects preserve heritage places and share the stories of Western Australia’s past
  • More than $24 million in grants funding for 860 heritage projects over the past 25 years
  • The State Government has today announced that 38 recipients will benefit from a share in $1.14 million in funding to preserve, protect, and celebrate our heritage places as part of the 2022-23 Heritage Grants Program.

    The program provides matched funding to heritage site owners for vital conservation works of heritage places, and funding assistance to local heritage managers to deliver interpretation projects that share the stories of our past.

    Through the State Heritage Grants stream, 25 heritage owners have received funding to undertake urgent physical and documentation works to preserve and protect places on the State Register of Heritage Places.

    Block 1 of the former Midland Railway Workshops will benefit from $100,000 in funding to restore, repair, and replace glazed window panels as part of plans to reactivate the site as an innovative health hub. The industrial workshops – built between 1902 and 1904 – were the primary employer in Midland, providing construction and maintenance services to the Western Australian Government Railways until its closure in 1994.

    Through the Community Heritage Grants stream, 13 projects have been awarded up to $20,000 in funding to subsidise the cost of community engagement and interpretation projects that celebrate a State Registered Place or a place in the Heritage Council’s assessment program.

    The funding will support the Shire of Harvey to design and install interpretive signage in the Old Prison Gaol Cells at Harvey’s No. 11 Internment Camp, marking the first time the cells will be open to visitors. The Internment Camp was used to detain more than 1000 German and Italian migrants during World War II. The project will provide visitors with an engaging and educational interpretation about the experiences of the Camp’s detainees.

    As stated by Heritage Minister David Templeman:

    “Our Government is committed to conserving and celebrating Western Australia’s rich and vast history, which is intrinsically tied to our heritage places.

    “These projects provide us with valuable connections to our past and the stories of who we are as Western Australians – that’s why it’s important we invest in these heritage sites.

    “Whether it’s a physical roof restoration or the development of historical signage, these projects are vital in preserving and promoting our heritage.”

    2022-23 Heritage Grants Recipients

    STATE HERITAGE GRANT ​ ​
    Metropolitan sitesType of heritage works Grant Amount (Ex GST)
    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Perth Variety of works to restore, repair, and replace windows $27,220.50
    WD & HO Wills Warehouse (fmr), PerthVariety of works to restore windows and rectify falling damp issues   $40,000.00
    Lawson Flats, Perth Repair works to timber windows and exterior render on the west side of the building $70,000.00
    Cathedral of St Constantine & St Helene (Greek Orthodox Church), NorthbridgeInstallation of perspex covers on all windows$16,500.00
    Windsor Hall, Mount Lawley Variety of water ingress and drainage works and timber and masonry repairs $44,000.00
    Metro Health Clinic (Whatley Crescent Group), MaylandsDevelopment of the site’s Conservation Management Plan and Strategy$16,000.00
    The Old Maylands Post Office, Maylands Variety of roofing, drainage, and painting works $29,249.64
    Wearne Hostel (Home Fremantle Hosp Mosman Pk Annexe, Ministering Childrens’ League Convalescent), CottesloeRestoration of stained glass windows, reconstruction of the verandah, replacement and installation of external roofing elements such as the weather vane, and internal fixture works$100,000.00
    Tom Collins House, Swanbourne Variety of painting works to the site’s interior, exterior and roof $14,805.00
    Beach House, TriggStructural works including re-roofing and re-stumping$44,000.00
    Wesley Church and Manse (fmr), Guildford Remediation works to mould-affected walls. $10,925.00
    St Matthews Church, GuildfordManufacture and installation of protective window screens $12,421.50
    Midland Railway Workshop Block 1, Midland Variety of works to restore, repair, and replace glazed window panels. $100,000.00
    Castledare Boys Home (fmr), Wilson Development of the site’s Conservation Management Strategy

    $9,800.00

    Ajax Building, 49-59 High Street, FremantleRoofing works, masonry works, and a variety of works to repair windows $40,000.00
    Lionel Samson Building, Fremantle Installation of replacement windows and remediation works to address and mitigate damp $33,295.00
    Wesley Church, Fremantle Variety of remediation, restoration and repair works outlined in the site’s Conservation Management Strategy$40,000.00
    Woodlawn House, East Fremantle Variety of remediation and repair works to address drainage and damp issues $44,000.00
    Regional sites Type of heritage worksGrant Amount (Ex GST)
    Uniting Church and Hall, Northam Variety of works to restore integrity of the stone walls of the Hall $40,000.00
    Dr Growse’s House (fmr) known as ‘The Ship’ (Roman Catholic Church Group), ToodyayRepairs and replacement of roofing, chimney repairs, and internal render replacement $44,000.00
    Wyening Mission Group (fmr), WyeningDevelopment of the site’s Conservation Management Strategy and structural engineer’s assessment of all buildings, wells, and stone-lined dams $17,600.00
    Bunbury Lotteries House Complex, Bunbury Repairs and painting works to timber windows and masonry painting $12,537.50
    Law Offices (fmr), Albany Replacement of roof, repairs to windows, external doors, and internal walls, and remedial work to external walls $40,000.00
    Radio Theatre Building, Geraldton Development of the site’s Conservation Management Strategy $14,400.00
    Morgan’s Camp, BroomeCyclone protection roof works, carpentry, and painting works  $78,115.00
    COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANT ​ ​
    Metropolitan sites Project summary

    Grant Amount (Ex GST)

    Atlas Building (Phoenix Building), PerthDesign, fabrication, and installation of interpretive features onsite $20,000.00
    Swan River, Perth Metropolitan Region, Perth  Develop an online, interactive heritage database for the built environment along the Swan River $9,800.00
    Swan River, Banks Reserve, Mount Lawley Develop and installation of an ‘interpretation node’ lookout, inclusive of signage and artwork$20,000.00
    East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth Develop five interpretive audio projects about the history of the site, which will be made available online $5,593.50
    Regional sites Project summaryGrant Amount (Ex GST)
    No. 11 Internment Camp and Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, HarveyDesign, fabrication, and installation of interpretative signage in the Old Prison Gaol Cells$20,000.00
    Various places on the Australind and Harvey Heritage Trails, Harvey Design, fabrication, and installation of 53 interpretive signage markers at significant places of heritage interest along the Trails $20,000.00
    OId Court House & Police Complex Precinct, BusseltonProduce 10 audio-visual stories and install equipment in the cells to stream the recordings $14,983.17
    Frenchman Bay Whaling Station (ruin) and Vancouver Springs (Kep Mardjit), Albany Develop an interpretation plan for the Frenchman Bay Whaling Station ruins, which includes the Vancouver Spring and Dam$10,000.00
    Narrogin Railway Station and Footbridge, Narrogin Develop and install interpretative signage onsite$14,852.50
    Merredin Railway Water Tank and Pioneer Park, Merredin Develop and implement an interpretation plan for the Water Tank, inclusive of on-site, print and online interpretive materials.$20,000.00
    Merredin Railway Station Group, Merredin Develop an interpretation plan for the Merredin Railway Museum’s Main Display area, inclusive of research and design of interpretive material $7,712.00
    Goldfields Water Supply Scheme Produce a drone aerial video of the pipeline and imagery of the historic infrastructure, such as the pumping stations and reservoirs $20,000.00
    Eyre Bird Observatory (Eyre Telegraph Station), CocklebiddyCompile an inventory of the existing Eyre Bird Observatory collection and assess its historical significance $20,000.00
    STATE HERITAGE GRANT TOP-UP FUNDING 
    Metropolitan sites Type of heritage works

    Grant Amount (Ex GST)

    Lawson Flats, Perth Variety of repair works to timber windows $3,713.27
    Commercial Building, 48 High Street, FremantleStructural, re-roofing, and internal fixture works$14,576.98
    14 – 16 Nairn Street, Fremantle Variety of conservation works to the property’s façade$8,593.42
    Marich Buildings, FremantleReconstruct the bull-nose verandah according to photographic records $15,462.46
    Welbourne House, Guildford Essential works to restore the verandah according to photographic records  $9,790.00
    Stirling Arms Hotel, Guildford Masonry and internal fixture works $1,811.50
    Parkerville Children’s House and Cemetery, ParkervilleVariety of works on the Chapel building including roof and drainage works, repairs to external walls and window frames, and electrical and lighting upgrades$2,921.72
    Waylen House, Swanleigh Precinct, Swan Essential works to stabilise and restore the verandahs – including upgrading stormwater facilities$4,868.41
    Regional sites Type of heritage worksGrant Amount (Ex GST)
    Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, GeraldtonVariety of works including removing and replacing the asbestos roof$7,596.65
    Former Ballybane Tearooms and R Bell and Co Store, AlbanyVariety of repair works to buildings at 168 and 176 Stirling Terrace$6,616.15
    McKenzie’s Buildings, Kalgoorlie Variety of repair works to the verandah and roof$3,728.89

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