Grants help protect West Leederville heritage homes

Grants help protect West Leederville heritage homes

TWO West Leederville property owners have received grants to help maintain their heritage homes.

The Town of Cambridge awarded funding to the two properties within the Holyrood Street heritage area as part of its Heritage Grant Program.

The program helps owners to preserve and enhance heritage places.

Holyrood Street was made a heritage area in 2002 because of its aesthetic, historic and social value as a reasonably intact example of an early 20th Century, working-class residential street.

Many of the original Federation-style houses remain within an attractive tree-lined streetscape setting.

Projects are set to start within the next few months and funds are paid once finished.

The Town also awarded funding for two community groups to deliver sustainability projects.

TheĀ  sustainability grants will go to Wembley-based charity Give Write, which donates secondhand stationery to students in need, and Leederville Sporting Club in West Leederville.

The club plans to install a solar PV system to reduce its long-term electricity bills and minimise costs for patrons.