Successful Projects for 2016-2017

ACT Heritage Grants 2016-17


Project Title

Project Summary


Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association

Rock Valley Homestead Conservation Works

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


Southern ACT Catchment Group

Theodore Aboriginal Artefact Grinding Site

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


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.


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.


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.


St John the Baptist Anglican Church Reid

Conservation of Lychgates

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


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.  


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.    


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.


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.


Australian National University

Heritage Landscaping at Mount Stromlo Observatory

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


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.


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).


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.


Ainslie School

Oral history project

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


Greening Australia Capital Region

Cultural tree mapping and knowledge sharing

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


Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre

Digitisation of Lyall Gillespie Collection

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


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.


Canberra Archaeological Society

Interpreting and Promoting Red Hill Aboriginal Campsite

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


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.


Bruce Gibbs

Cuppacumbalong Homestead Conservation Works

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