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Point Lowly Lighthouse And Mintaro Post Office Receive Funding

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Whyalla and Mintaro are home to two new State Heritage-listed projects who will share in 250 thousand dollars of grant funding to help conserve significant sites.

Twenty-one sites have been awarded the funding as part of the third round of the SA Heritage Grants Program, including churches, hotels, wineries and a railway stations, with grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000.

A Marshall Liberal Government election commitment, the Heritage Grants are aimed at helping rejuvenate the state’s built heritage, ensuring it is protected and preserved for future generations.

The Mintaro Post Office has been awarded 9860 dollars for masonry repairs and painting, and The Point Lowly Lighthouse will receive 20 thousand dollars also for repainting.

The successful Round 3 projects were selected by a panel of heritage architects and experts based on a set of criteria.

Heritage grants will cover up to 50 per cent of the anticipated costs of conservation works or documentation, with the recipient responsible for matching funding dollar for dollar.

Further information and funding dates are available here: https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/heritage-grants

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