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West Australian Rowing Club (1905)

A 2014-15 Heritage Grants Program recipient

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The home of the first established rowing club in Western Australia, the building has been in continuous use since its construction in 1905.

The only surviving two-storey piled timber boatshed from that period on the Perth Swan River, the grant will assist in replacing the piles underneath the building and with the installation of the jetty’s new deck.

This critical work ensures the rowing club will continue into the future.


Cygnet Theatre, Como (1938)

A 2013-14 Heritage Grants Program recipient


The Cygnet Cinema in Como received a heritage grant of $100,000 to upgrade the electrical wiring and fire prevention system. This allowed the owners, the Stiles family, to migrate to digital technology, critical to the cinema's survival in this competitive market.

The Stiles’ father, James Stiles, was a cinema pioneer who established the Grand Theatre Company and commissioned the construction of a number of cinemas, including the Cygnet.

Originally named the Como Theatre, the Cygnet was the first purpose built sound cinema in the suburbs immediately south of the city. Built in 1938 by cinema architect William Leighton in the Inter-War functionalist style, it is the most authentic suburban cinema still in operation from this era.

The Cygnet incorporates nautical features including the curved tower, tubular handrails and port-hole windows that represent an ocean liner’s bow.


Aldgate, East Fremantle (1892)

A 2011-12 Heritage Grants Program recipient


The grant received by Aldgate's owners has assisted in the restoration of rare elaborately hand-painted ceiling murals, friezes and stencils that date back to 1895.

The interior decorative elements inside Aldgate were once widespread in grand residences built by wealthy citizens at the turn of the 20th Century.

The $12,623 grant helped ensure that these now rare significant original features will remain as a physical reminder of the opulence of the gold boom period.

The Aldgate project highlights the different types of urgent conservation works that can be funded through the grants program.


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