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.

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 click here.

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.

For more information please contact the City’s Heritage Officer on 9273 6000 or email heritage@vincent.wa.gov.au

Nomination Form

Conditions of Cost Contribution