Saturday, January 16th, 2010
THE City of Bayswater is inviting property owners to apply for funding to help conserve or improve their heritage-listed buildings.

About $12,500 is available in the City’s heritage fund for eligible projects – and the City will also contribute up to 50 per cent of the works’ costs, to a maximum of $4000.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said the heritage fund is designed to encourage owners to maintain their heritage buildings to a high standard.

“Conserving our heritage buildings is important because they add character and richness to our built environment,” he said. “They tell a story about how our City developed and are a reflection of our history.

“But we recognise maintaining heritage properties can involve additional costs to building owners and the City’s heritage fund is helping to make the conservation of places with heritage significance easier and more affordable.

“Conserving our heritage is not just about aesthetics; it allows us to capture a piece of time and preserve it so it can be enjoyed by future generations.”

Types of work covered by the heritage fund include building conservation and restoration, repainting of external surfaces and repairs to walls, windows, guttering and rooves.

The funding can also be used for shopfront restoration of eligible commercial premises.

To apply for funding, the property has to be more than 50 years old and included on the City of Bayswater’s list of heritage places.

More information on the scheme and application forms are available on the City of Bayswater’s website at or by calling (08) 9272 0622.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9272 0923


Heritage funding for property owners in WA council area of Bayswater


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