Heritage Funded In The West

Heritage Funded In The West

Western Australia Minister for Heritage Albert Jacob

Grants To Revitalise WA Heritage Places

Victor P Taffa

  • 31 heritage places to share in $1 Million in State Government funding
  • Projects include 20 regional and 11 metropolitan State heritage-listed places

Western Australia’s first rowing club is among 31 heritage projects to share in $1 Million under the State Government’s 2014-15 Heritage Grants Program.

Announcing the grants today, Heritage Minister Albert Jacob said the funding would assist private owners to conserve and revitalise 20 regional and 11 metropolitan State Registered heritage properties.




The funding is in addition to the special July allocation of $275,883 to 12 privately-owned Stirling Terrace buildings in Albany, which are being revitalised for the Anzac Centenary.

“In total, this year’s Heritage Grants Program will provide funding of nearly $1.3 Million which, when combined with owner contributions, will generate more than $3.3 Million in conservation works around the State.” Mr. Jacob said.

Four projects will receive the maximum grant of $100,000, including the Guildford Hotel to help reconstruct its belvedere and Cronshaw’s Store in Bunbury to restore its 1938 facade.

The West Australian Rowing Club on Perth’s Riverside Drive will receive $57,828 to replace the piles beneath the 1905-constructed wooden boatshed and club house, and to install a new deck for the jetty.

“The WA Rowing Club has used these premises for more than a century and is the only surviving building from that period on the Perth Swan River foreshore.” the Minister said.

“This grant is a lifeline for this 146-year-old club which did not have the funds to undertake the work alone and faced almost certain closure. It is just one example of the importance of the Heritage Grants Program in supporting private owners with the costs associated with maintaining heritage places.”

Mr. Jacob said the State Government had increased the grants program funding over the past three years.

Since the program began in 1996-97, 690 heritage projects have been awarded grants totalling more than $15.8 Million.

Fact File

  • Grant recipients are required to match dollar-for-dollar the grants funding

Heritage Grants Program 2014-15

Project Grant Amount
ANZ Bank Building, Carnarvon $17,163
Beach House, Trigg $82,839
Belay Farm Group, Walkaway $12,217
Cronshaw’s Store, Bunbury $100,000
Glentromie Farm Group, Glentromie $9,000
Guildford Hotel, Guildford $100,000
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Northampton $27,280
Jones’s Buildings (fmr), Broomehill $12,762
Kellerberrin Fire Station, Kellerberrin $33,825
Kellerberrin Post Office, Kellerberrin $57,896
Koogereena Homestead, Kojarena $77,629
Meerilinga, West Perth $10,000
Levi Wallis’s Cottage, Walliston $9,207
Minninup Homestead, Minninup $32,666
Nedlands Tennis Club, Nedlands $10,021
Norseman Post Office, Norseman $22,000
Northcliffe Store, Northcliffe $6,250
Oakabella Homestead, Northampton $10,000
Salvation Army Headquarters and Congress Hall, Perth $8,175
St Werburghs Chapel, Mount Barker $9,840
Summer Hill Group, Glentromie $22,572
Tudor Lodge, Mount Lawley $11,643
Villa Carlotta, Busselton $100,000
West Australian Rowing Club, Perth $57,828
53 Helena Street, Guildford $10,000
10 Turner Street, Bunbury $11,880
16 Brookman Street (Brookman-Moir Streets Precinct, Perth) $21,030
28 Brookman Street (Brookman-Moir Streets Precinct, Perth) $100,000
8 Kelly Street (Pemberton Timber Mill Workers’ Cottages Precinct) $7,760
19 Kelly Street (Pemberton Timber Mill Workers’ Cottages Precinct) $13,685
18 Karri Rise (Pemberton Timber Mill Workers’ Cottages Precinct) $17,050
Total: $1.022M