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More than 20 projects to benefit from heritage grants

Twenty-one State Heritage-listed properties will share in $250,000 of grant funding to help conserve the significant sites under the third round of the SA Heritage Grants Program.

More than 20 projects to benefit from heritage grants

Sites to be awarded funding this round include churches, a lighthouse, wineries and a railway station with grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000.

The Heritage Grants are aimed at helping rejuvenate the state’s built heritage, ensuring it is protected and preserved for future generations.

The $750,000 provided in the first three rounds of funding through the program, as well as separate investment in State Government owned sites, has unlocked around $8.9 million work of conservation work and economic activity.

A/Manager Heritage South Australia Anna Pope said there has been significant interest in the program with more than 230 applications across the first three rounds.

“These grants are helping conserve and revitalise State Heritage-listed places and areas across the state, unlocking close to $9 million of work and economic activity,” Anna said.

“A diverse range of projects have received funding in this most recent round, including churches, a lighthouse and wineries in both metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.

“These projects will not only protect and preserve our state’s built heritage. Some will help to activate places in line with our recently releases Heritage Tourism Strategy.

“The successful Round 3 projects were selected by a panel of heritage architects and experts based on a set of criteria. I encourage all State Heritage property owners to look at how the program can help them undertake conservation work, which is important to the preservation of our state’s history.”

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

Heritage grants will cover up to 50 per cent 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-used places, support specialised heritage training, and/or facilitate heritage tourism may get special consideration.

Further information and funding dates are available here: https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/heritage-grants

Round three projects:



Grant amount

1. Clayton Wesley Uniting Church

Restoration of carving and western facade


2. Vale House

Salt damp and masonry repairs


3. St Andrew's Church, Strathalbyn

Repair damage to spire


4. Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide

Roof repairs church tower


5. Lighthouse, Point Lowly



6. Dollar Cottage, Strathalbyn

Repointing and masonry repairs


7. Thebarton Theatre

Internal and external conservation


8. Hardys Winery, Old Reynella

Salt damp and roof repairs


9. Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide

Masonry repairs to clock tower


10. Mintaro Post Office, Mintaro State Heritage Area

Masonry repairs and painting


11. St David's Anglican, Burnside

Façade restoration


12. Fmr Sisters of St Joseph, Willunga

Masonry repair, repair slate verandah and termite repair


13. Para Para, Gawler

Documentation for grand staircase repair


14. Shop 51-53 Sussex Street, Alberton

Restoration of veranda


15. Homestead & Winery, Kanmantoo

Repair gable end, roof timbers and stonework.


16. Kapunda Railway Station

Site conservation works


17. Gawler Lutheran Church, Gawler State Heritage Area

Dilapidation survey and report


18. RSL, Colonel Light Gardens State Heritage Area

Stonework repair


19. Botanic Chambers, Adelaide

Masonry repair and render


20. Schneemilch House, Hahandorf

Façade restoration


21. Keating Cottage

Pugging walls