Heritage Grants Recipients 2022-23

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Annual Heritage Grants Program funds another 38 conservation projects.
Photograph of an old building at Morgan's Camp

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022-23 Heritage Grants Program (the Program).

The Program awarded $1.14 million in conservation funding to 38 projects through two streams of funding — the State Heritage Grants (SHG) stream and the Community Heritage Grants (CHG) stream.

As part the SHG stream, four recipients have been awarded funding for major conservation projects as they either support economic recovery and job creation, reactivate a heritage place, or provide for natural disaster mitigation.

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 were built between 1902 and 1904, and were the primary employer in Midland, providing construction and maintenance services to the Western Australian Government Railways until its closure in 1994.

In Broome, Nyamba Buru Yawuru Corporation will use the major conservation funding to undertake a variety of roofing, carpentry and painting works to protect Morgan’s Camp from future deterioration and cyclone damage. Located within the historic Chinatown Precinct, the site is the last remaining ‘shack’ and is a rare example of the housing used to accommodate pearling crews who flocked to the area in the 1920s and 1930s. 

The CHG funding will support the Shire of Harvey to design and install interpretive signage in the Old Prison Gaol Cells at the No. 11 Internment Camp in Harvey, 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.

Since its inception in 1997, the grants program has provided more than $24 million in funding to 860 heritage projects, helping to conserve and celebrate our past.

For more information about the program visit wa.gov.au/heritage-grants

Read the full media statement from the Minister for Heritage and see the full list of successful recipients below.

2022-23 Heritage Grants Recipients



Metropolitan sites Grant Amount (Ex GST)
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Perth $27,220.50
WD & HO Wills Warehouse (fmr), Perth $40,000.00
Lawson Flats, Perth $70,000.00
Cathedral of St Constantine & St Helene (Greek Orthodox Church), Northbridge $16,500.00
Windsor Hall, Mount Lawley $44,000.00
Metro Health Clinic (Whatley Crescent Group), Maylands $16,000.00
The Old Maylands Post Office, Maylands $29,249.64
Wearne Hostel (Home Fremantle Hosp Mosman Pk Annexe, Ministering Childrens’ League Convalescent), Cottesloe $100,000.00
Tom Collins House, Swanbourne $14,805.00
Beach House, Trigg $44,000.00
Wesley Church and Manse (fmr), Guildford $10,925.00
St Matthews Church, Guildford $12,421.50
Midland Railway Workshop Block 1, Midland $100,000.00
Castledare Boys Home (fmr), Wilson $9,800.00
Ajax Building, 49-59 High Street, Fremantle $40,000.00
Lionel Samson Building, Fremantle $33,295.00
Wesley Church, Fremantle $40,000.00
Woodlawn House, East Fremantle $44,000.00
Regional sites Grant Amount (Ex GST)
Uniting Church and Hall, Northam $40,000.00
Dr Growse’s House (fmr) known as ‘The Ship’ (Roman Catholic Church Group), Toodyay $44,000.00
Wyening Mission Group (fmr), Wyening $17,600.00
Bunbury Lotteries House Complex, Bunbury $12,537.50
Law Offices (fmr), Albany $40,000.00
Radio Theatre Building, Geraldton $14,400.00
Morgan’s Camp, Broome $78,115.00


Metropolitan sites Grant Amount (Ex GST)
Atlas Building (Phoenix Building), Perth $20,000.00
Swan River – Perth Metropolitan Region  $9,800.00
Swan River – Banks Reserve, Mount Lawley $20,000.00
East Perth Cemeteries, East Perth $5,593.50
Regional sites Grant Amount (Ex GST)
No. 11 Internment Camp and Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, Harvey $20,000.00
Various places on the Australind and Harvey Heritage Trails, Harvey $20,000.00
OId Court House & Police Complex Precinct, Busselton $14,983.17
Frenchman Bay Whaling Station (ruin) and Vancouver Springs (Kep Mardjit), Albany $10,000.00
Narrogin Railway Station and Footbridge, Narrogin $14,852.50
Merredin Railway Water Tank and Pioneer Park, Merredin $20,000.00
Merredin Railway Station Group, Merredin $7,712.00
Goldfields Water Supply Scheme $20,000.00
Eyre Bird Observatory (Eyre Telegraph Station), Cocklebiddy $20,000.00


Metropolitan sites Grant Amount (Ex GST)
Lawson Flats, Perth $3,713.27
Commercial Building, 48 High Street, Fremantle $14,576.98
14 -16 Nairn Street, Fremantle $8,593.42
Marich Buildings, Fremantle $15,462.46
Welbourne House, Guildford $9,790.00
Stirling Arms Hotel, Guildford $1,811.50
Parkerville Children’s House and Cemetery, Parkerville $2,921.72
Waylen House, Swanleigh Precinct, Swan $4,868.41
Regional sites Grant Amount (Ex GST)
Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Geraldton $7,596.65
Former Ballybane Tearooms and R Bell and Co Store, Albany $6,616.15
McKenzie's Buildings, Kalgoorlie $3,728.89


Page reviewed 8 December 2022