Successful Projects for 2016-2017

ACT Heritage Grants 2016-17

Recipient

Project Title

Project Summary

Grant

Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association

Rock Valley Homestead Conservation Works

to restore the pisé walls of Rock Valley Homestead,  Tidbinbilla.

$4,500

Southern ACT Catchment Group

Theodore Aboriginal Artefact Grinding Site

to highlight the significance and use of the heritage listed Theodore Aboriginal Grinding Groove Site.

$6,000

Kingston & Barton Residents Group Inc.

Conservation of Pillar Signposts in Heritage Precinct

to repair and conserve the eight remaining 1930 concrete pillar signposts in the Barton and Kingston precincts.

$6,620

Institute of Foresters of Australia

Signage at Yarralumla Forestry Heritage Precinct

to install permanent signage to commemorate five historic buildings and sites located at the Yarralumla Forestry Heritage Precinct.

$12,380

National Trust of Australia (ACT)

2017 Heritage Festival Open Day

to assist with the co-ordination of this popular event, held during the Canberra & Region Heritage Festival in April 2017.

$11,900

St John the Baptist Anglican Church Reid

Conservation of Lychgates

to conserve the 1930s lychgates which mark the entrance to St John’s churchyard.   

$16,874

Anglican Parish of Manuka

Replacement of St Paul’s Western Doors

to replace the west doors of the church to reflect the original design of the architect.  

$5,000

Reid Uniting Church

Roof restoration works RUC

for restoration works to the roof, and to update the conservation management plan for this heritage listed church.    

$9,498

National Trust of Australia (ACT)

2017 National Trust Urban Polaris

to run a seven hour navigating and cycling event incorporating ACT landmarks and heritage assets as checkpoints during the April 2017 Heritage Festival.

$8,750

Australian National University

Oral History Project

to record the oral histories of a number of eminent people connected to the significant history of the Australian National University.

$2,250

Australian National University

Heritage Landscaping at Mount Stromlo Observatory

to re-establish the heritage orchard and landscape at Mount Stromlo Observatory.

$22,600

Australian Railway Historical Society

Upgrades to Canberra Railway Museum Platform

to upgrade the Canberra Railway Museum platform to enable accessibility for prams, the elderly and those with special needs.

$28,178

Tuggeranong Arts Centre

Violet’s Park artwork and interpretive signage

Artwork and interpretive signage at Violet's Park, Ngunnawal, named after the greatly respected Ngunnawal elder Violet Bulger (1900-1993).

$10,000

Molonglo Catchment Group

Black Mountain Woodland Walk interpretive signage

A partnership with the Friends of Black Mountain to further enhance the visitor experience of the Woodland Walk on Black Mountain Nature Reserve.

$15,478

Ainslie School

Oral history project

To conduct an oral history project to celebrate the school's 90th birthday in 2017.

$9,940

Greening Australia Capital Region

Cultural tree mapping and knowledge sharing

to identify, record, register and protect local, culturally significant trees in the Canberra region.

$33,742

Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre

Digitisation of Lyall Gillespie Collection

to digitise historian Lyall Gillespie’s collection of photographs, audio tapes and documents.

$7,500

Canberra & District Historical Society Inc.

Reprinting of the Jefferis & Whelen Journal

to print workshop copies of the Jefferis and Whelen journals which record the 1,300 miles of road journeys around the Federal Capital Territory in the early 1900s.

$5,000

Canberra Archaeological Society

Interpreting and Promoting Red Hill Aboriginal Campsite

to install one interpretive sign at the Red Hill Aboriginal Camp.

$5,000

Canberra Croquet Club

Update Conservation Management Plan

to update the 2005 Conservation Management Plan in order to guide future management of the site and building.

$4,840

Bruce Gibbs

Cuppacumbalong Homestead Conservation Works

to undertake conservation works to the heritage listed Cuppacumbalong Homestead, Tharwa.

$10,000