25 State Heritage Places To Undergo Conservation Works

25 State Heritage Places To Undergo Conservation Works

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs

Heritage Grants Unlock More Than $3 Million Of Work

Victor P Taffa

Another 25 State Heritage places will undergo conservation works with help from a second round of grants from the Marshall Government’s SA Heritage Grants Program.

This is in addition to the 27 projects that were provided funding in the first round of the program earlier this year.

Grants for the 52 projects will unlock more than $3.4 Million worth of conservation works across the state.

Marshall Government initiative is aimed at helping to rejuvenate South Australia’s built heritage and ensuring it is protected and preserved for future generations.

Successful applicants in this round with grants ranging from $1,900-$20,000 include:

  • Cottages,
  • Churches,
  • Factory,
  • Theatre and Lighthouse.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the successful projects were selected by a panel of heritage architects and experts based on a set of criteria.

“What’s been really great about the SA Heritage Grants Program is that the Marshall Government’s modest investment of $500,000 to part-fund these projects will achieve more than $3.4 Million worth of conservation works across the 52 projects.” Minister Speirs said.

“It’s heartening to see such genuine interest and passion for renovating and conserving our heritage, with 97 applications received for funding in this second grant round and a total of 166 applications across both rounds.”

“Successful applicants are from all over South Australia and include a railway station in the Barossa, the town hall in Port Augusta and many churches across the state.”

“This program will help to conserve a large number of South Australian heritage places and unlock significant investment in our state’s economy.” Minister Speirs said.

Under the program up to $5,000 was made available for simple projects, $10,000 for complex projects and $20,000 for major projects.

Grants receive up to 50 % of the anticipated costs of conservation works or documentation, with the recipient responsible for matching funding dollar for dollar. In some cases, in-kind labour and materials may be recognised as part of the matching contribution.

Conservation projects that benefit the public realm, activate under-utilised places, support specialised heritage training and/or facilitate tourism receive special consideration.

Abbreviations:

SA                   South Australia