$6 million restoration of Ascot kilns secures historic Perth landmark
Monday 3 August 2020
The McGowan Government has confirmed a $6 million funding investment for the restoration and conservation of Ascot Kilns.
An historic industrial structure in Belmont will be one of the first shovel-ready projects to benefit from the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.
The McGowan Government has confirmed a $6 million funding investment for the restoration and conservation of Ascot Kilns which was recently added to the State Register of Heritage Places.
The site has remained unused since the closure of the Bristile Kilns factory in 1982 and requires essential work to stabilise the cluster of circular kilns and brick chimneys which are in danger of collapsing.
This project will provide a welcome boost for skilled workers, and local construction and maintenance companies, supporting our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The works will assist to finalise the last stage of the Ascot Waters urban regeneration project started in the mid 1990s.
Stabilising the kilns will also provide for future planning and reuse of the site, ensuring that the cultural and historical significance is captured and celebrated in any future redevelopment.
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