Recovery funds conservation contract for historic cottages
Thursday 10 June 2021
WA Recovery project funds critical conservation works on Federation cottages.
Seven heritage cottages on Parry Street in Perth will share $1.3 million for priority conservation works under the McGowan Government's WA Recovery Plan.
Balcatta construction firm Western Projects has been awarded the contract to undertake a range of essential repairs to the turn-of-the-century homes.
The Parry Street Precinct - on the border of the Perth CBD and Northbridge – has been recognised on the State Register of Heritage Places as a rare example of an uninterrupted streetscape featuring late nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth century dwellings.
The precinct has cultural significance as it reflects the expansion of residential development on the city fringes generated by the population influx associated with the 1890's gold rush.
Western Projects is a locally owned and operated heritage contractor with experience on conservation projects for the National Trust of WA, University of Western Australia and award- winning conservation of Wanslea House in Cottesloe.
The Parry Street conservation project is one of a number of heritage works contracts prioritised in the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to boost economic activity and support local jobs.
Once the refurbishments are complete, the homes will be added to the State's public housing portfolio, and support some of our State's most vulnerable families.