Awards and Incentives
Heritage Assistance Fund
The Heritage Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to owners and leaseholders who wish to undertake conservation projects on their properties listed on the City of Vincent Municipal Heritage Inventory, included in a Heritage Area, or on the State Register of Heritage Places. These properties have cultural heritage significance recorded in the City’s Place Record Form (vincentheritage.com.au/municipal-heritage-inventory-database).
Examples of conservation works can include re-pointing, fencing repairs and re-roofing. You can also apply for funding for conservation documentation including Conservation Plans and Heritage Impact Statements.
The Heritage Assistance Fund is now open for applications until 15 March 2019. Eligible projects are entitled to up to 50% of the total cost of works, up to a maximum of $5,000, subject to assessment and budget availability.
Projects are required to be assessed and approved for funding prior to the commencement of the works. The works must be completed and a receipt provided to the City by no later than 12 April 2019.
To download the application form and read the Heritage Assistance Fund Policies, please visit the City’s website – Heritage Assistance Fund.
For further information please contact the City’s Heritage Officer on 9273 6000 or email email@example.com.
City of Vincent Building Design & Conservation Awards
Started in 2001, the Building Design & Conservation Awards recognise and award the following types of building and conservation achievements:
- The restoration or reconstruction of a building (or part of a building) to return it to a known earlier state;
- Repair and maintenance works that conserve and enhance older buildings;
- Sympathetic and innovative additions to existing residential, commercial or industrial buildings; and
- The sensitive adaptation of an existing building to make it suitable for another use, e.g. the conversion of a church or an obsolete industrial building for use as residential dwellings.
Owners of places listed on the Municipal Heritage Inventory who undertake building works in accordance with one of the above categories are eligible to enter the awards for a chance to receive a cash prize.
For details of the current years Awards go to News and Events
Heritage Plaques Program
The City of Vincent is offering a minimum of 50 percent contribution to a maximum of $1,000 to anyone in the community who would like to install a plaque or alterative form of interpretation to recognize and celebrate places of heritage interest in the City that are either still in situ or have since been demolished.
The first recipient of the City’s Heritage Plaques program, was Graham Norton, the owner of the property on the corner of Stirling and Bulwer Street, which once housed the Premier Theatre and associated Gardens. The plaque acknowledged the history of the theatre which was constructed in 1925 by the East Perth Football club, with the Premier Theatre Gardens being built next door in the 1930s. By the 1960s the Theatre had closed and operated as a ice rink and later a disco until it was demolished to make way for an office block in the 1980s. This story illustrates the social changes of this era, particularly how the advent of television and commercial cinemas resulted in the closure of many suburban picture theatres, such as this one.
Should you wish to submit an application for the City’s Heritage Plaques program, forms are available above or by contacting the City’s Heritage Officers on 9273 6501.