SA’s regional infrastructure to thrive through new grants

SA Gov

Eighteen historic South Australian buildings will benefit from $250,000 in State Government funding to help cover the cost of conservation work.

Round 2 of the Heritage Conservation Grants aim to preserve the state’s built heritage to ensure these important places can be enjoyed by future generations.

Recipients include Renmark Hotel, Mindacowie Guest House at Middleton and an original miner’s cottage at Burra.

St Peter’s Cathedral in North Adelaide will also receive $20,000 for the repair and reinstatement of its ‘Last Judgement’ window.

The funded works include structural stabilisation, ceiling repair, wall restoration, plumbing and stormwater management.

The grants range from $1000 to $20,000. In most cases, funding is provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis to successful applicants including private owners, companies, local councils and community groups who are owners of State Heritage Places or owners or businesses situated within a State Heritage Area.

$250,000 in grants are made available each year over what is a 10 year program. For further information visit

The projects to receive grants in the second round of the program are listed below:




Renmark Hotel

Roof repair


Bungaree Homestead Complex, Clare Valley

Chaff room and stable yard restoration works


Pastor Rechner’s Cottage, Light Pass

Walls and doors conservation work


Woodhouse Activity Centre, Woodhouse

Old Woodhouse Manor stormwater management works


St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide

Removal, repair and reinstatement of the ‘Last Judgement’ Window


Capri Theatre, Goodwood

Fix plumbing issue in bathrooms


Former Bon Accord Mine, Burra

Retaining wall restoration


Robe Courthouse, Police Station, Old Cells and Stables

Stable stonework restoration and other works


Durdin’s Brickyard (Ruin), Hamley Bridge

Charlton’s Kiln restoration works


Manoora Institute, Manoora

Wall restoration works


Gawler Church Hill State Heritage Area, Gawler

Stone wall restoration


Mindacowie Guest House, Middleton

Chimney restoration works


Wheal Watkins Mine historic site, Glen Osmond

Conservation and stabilisation works


Coward Springs Railway site, Far North

Rainwater tank and railway inspection pit restoration


Gawler Church Hill State Heritage Area

Anglican Church of St George survey works


St David’s Anglican Church Complex, Burnside

Restoration of the exterior northern wall of the old church / church hall


Pilgrim Uniting Church (former Stow Memorial Church), Adelaide

Repair and restoration of ceiling


Original miner’s cottage, Burra

Restoration of front street facing




As put by Susan Close

The State Government recognises that architectural heritage enriches people’s lives and contributes to a sense of belonging by linking us to our past.

We actively support projects that care for our state’s history. These conservation works not only preserve our cultural heritage, but also contribute to our regional trade and visitor economies.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend or in your next holiday, why not get out and visit some of these beautiful old buildings.

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