15 May 2014
Alfred Fuller Pipe Organ, St John’s Lutheran Church, Geelong
A grant of $10,000, to be match funded by the Church, will enable the cleaning, repair and restoration of the pipe organ, thereby maintaining this historical object for future generations, ensuring a reduction in maintenance costs, and, better sound quality.
St Mary’s Catholic Church, Bairnsdale
St Mary’s is currently in need of urgent roof repairs and plumbing works. A grant of $75,000 for roof conservation works, to be match funded by the church, will assist in reducing the ingress of water and ensure the survival of the colourful frescoes on the Church ceiling that the community and tourists alike enjoy.
Christ Church Complex, Warrnambool
The bell tower, which was constructed in 1882, is in urgent need of conservation works to slow down the rate of deterioration in the stonework. A grant of $90,000, to be match funded by the Church, for repairs to the bell tower stonework will ensure its survival, as well as providing employment to local skilled and experience tradespersons.
Former Post Office, Walhalla
The Post Office is highly valued by the local township, and is one of the most intact and earliest surviving timber government buildings in Victoria. A grant of $70,000 will assist with urgent roof repairs, including the timber fascias, to ensure that the 1800s structure and decorative integrity are maintained.
Old Murmungee Hall, Murmungee
A grant of $43,000 will assist in the replacement of the corrugated metal roof, and the installation of a damp course treatment. Today, the building is largely used for community and social events, and as a refuge during high fire danger days.
Maldon Museum / Former Market Hall, Maldon
The building is currently used as the Maldon Museum and archives, and is an asset to the town of Maldon which attracts significant numbers of tourists. A grant of $60,000 will assist in conservation works that includes roof repairs, and will ensure that the building will continue to be used by the community and tourists alike.
Former Beechworth Police Stables, Beechworth
A grant of $34,000 will assist in conservation works including the installation of a damp proof course and repairs to the brickwork on the stables and will enable the building to be used for tourism events and as an education venue.
National Theatre, St Kilda
A grant of $25,000 will assist in the urgent repairs to the roof, which will ensure its continued use as an important community, arts and training facility.
Former Freemason’s Hall, South Melbourne
A grant of $90,000 will assist with urgent repairs to the rendered cornice and parapet and conservation of the coat of arms. Conducting the restoration work will ensure the continued survival of the building and the use of the building by the Camera Club and other interest groups.
Sexton’s Lodge, Bendigo Cemetery, Bendigo
A grant of $50,000 will assist with conservation works to the roof of the Sexton’s Lodge, which will enable the research centre to remain at the cemetery and continue to provide the important service to the Bendigo community.
Moonee Ponds Court House, Moonee Ponds
A grant of $90,000 will assist with conservation works to the roof of the building, repair and replacement of the original cast iron gutters. The works will enable the continuing use of the building by local community groups and will ensure the protection of the history collection.
Eaglehawk Town Hall, Eaglehawk
A grant of $43,000 will assist with urgent conservation works to the roof of the building including the lightning rod installation to the clock tower, which will ensure that the building can continue to be used by local community groups and as a cinema.
Former Huntly Shire Council Chambers, Huntly
A grant of $40,000 will fund conservation works to the roof of the building to ensure the protection of historical records and the continuing use by the local Historical Society.
St Paul’s Cathedral, Bendigo
A grant of $20,000, to be match funded by the Church, will fund conservation works to the restoration of interior liturgical fittings and fixtures. The works will enable the building to be reopened for use as a venue for cultural and musical events.
Wollaston Bridge, Warrnambool
A grant of $60,000 will assist in stabilising the bridge and repairing the significant suspension cables which will enable the bridge to continue to be used as an important pedestrian and bike link over the Merri River.
Como House, South Yarra
A grant of $100,000 will assist with undertaking urgent underpinning works and stabilisation works to the western wall of the building. The repairs are vital to ensure the structural integrity of the building and continuing public access.