Canberra and the surrounding areas in the Australian Capital Territory, will have their rich and unique heritage showcased and preserved through 21 new local projects with thanks to the support of Local Government grants. Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman said the $376,251 worth of funding from the ACT Heritage Grants Program 2020-2021 will help tell the important stories of Canberra.

Minister Gentleman said…

“We are providing grants to a wide range of projects to help support new tours, interpretive signage and the digitisation of our history. There are also projects that will conserve unique objects, street furniture, and private homes,”

“Projects include short films, development of a signage network in Lyneham to encourage pedestrians to take their own heritage walks, and conservation of the famed murals at the Free Serbian Orthodox Church in Forrest.

“All the projects celebrate Canberra’s wonderful heritage and will help preserve our local history for future generations.”

The 2020-2021 ACT Heritage Grants Program recipients are:

  • Peter Freeman: Thoroughly Modern: The Life and Times of Malcom Moir and Heather Sutherland Architects – $10,000
  • Free Serbian Orthodox Church St George in Canberra: Church murals conservation works – $11,972
  • National Trust of Australia ACT Chapter: Two-way audio tour guide system – $5,000
  • Engineers Australia, Canberra Chapter: Self-guided Engineering tour and brochure of Canberra’s railway remnants – $5,000
  • Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc: Early Canberra Pioneers – Digitisation of Father Brian Maher Family History Collection – $3,500
  • Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre: Building the digital catalogue: Collection management, cataloguing and storage – $8,325
  • Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre: Conservation of Shumack stone hut school sampler – $1,350
  • St Johns Anglican Church Canberra: Towards conserving St John’s stained-glass windows – $10,000
  • Telopea Park School: Interpretive Canberra Tracks signage for a Canberra war memorial – $3,000
  • Yarralumla Residents Association: Yarralumla Heritage Street Sign Restoration – $3,275
  • Ali Wass: Cuppacumbalong Homestead conservation works – $28,973
  • Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association: Augmented Reality for Tidbinbilla’s European history – $9,955
  • Tidbinbilla Pioneers Association: Preserve and promote Tidbinbilla oral histories – $4,722
  • Canberra & District Historical Society: Canberra History online – a next generation website – $7,590
  • Richard Snashall: 8 tracks – an introduction to Canberra Tracks – $27,200
  • Red Hill Primary School Parents & Citizens Association: Red Hill Primary School heritage library for students – $3,220
  • Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra: Ten Augment Reality additions to Canberra Tracks Pioneers Cemetery Track 4 – $6,800
  • Reid Residents Association: Reviving Inner North’s Pillar signposts – Phase 1 Reid and Braddon -$10,000
  • Private dwelling conservation works in Wakefield Gardens Housing Precinct: $35,860
  • Private dwelling conservation works in the Forrest Fire Station Precinct: $20,690
  • Lyneham Community Association: Lyneham and North O’Connor Heritage Trail – $26,178

More information is available on the ACT Heritage Grants Program website.