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The Hon Dr David Kemp, MP



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Media Release
The Hon Dr David Kemp, MP
Minister for the Environment and Heritage

20 April 2004

WA's literary, scientific and spiritual places among grant winners

The home of writer Katharine Susannah Prichard, a former satellite station in Carnarvon, a shell-encrusted church near Broome and St George's Cathedral have won heritage grants from the Australian Government.

They are among 13 Western Australian heritage sites between Broome and Albany to be awarded grants announced today by the Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Dr David Kemp.

Dr Kemp said $3.5 million in grants would be allocated to a total of 72 projects across Australia through the Australian Government's Cultural Heritage Projects Program (CHPP).

“These grants target heritage places needing preservation work,” Dr Kemp said. “I'm delighted that the Australian Government is able to help protect these places in Western Australia so that they can continue to be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come. Our heritage places have valuable stories to tell us about our past and the many influences that have helped to shape us as Australians. We have an obligation to the future to safeguard these places.”

Dr Kemp said that Western Australian recipients of CHPP grants include:

A list of CHPP projects is attached.

Cultural Heritage Funding Information

The CHPP is open to not-for-profit and community groups, local government bodies and private owners of heritage properties. Projects eligible for funding relate to the conservation of nationally significant places listed in the Australian Heritage Commission's Register of the National Estate and the Register's Interim List, or on a state heritage register.

Other projects in Western Australia that will receive this year's CHPP grants.

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