YORK RESIDENCY MUSEUM TO CLOSE FOR WORKS

Published on Thursday, 7 January 2021 at 4:17:52 PM

From Tuesday 12 January the Residency Museum will be closed until further notice for remedial works to strengthen the building and chimneys against earthquakes and other natural hazards.

The work is being done as part of the Earthquake Building Mitigation project. The Shire of York as a project partner with GeoScience Australia, the University of Adelaide and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services is taking this research forward through a grant of $110k from the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage, match–funded by the Shire. This is a pilot project for the broader application of remedial building techniques recommended by the researchers.

The Museum is expected to be closed for a minimum of 6 months.

Private owners of heritage buildings may be interested to know that the WA Government, through the Heritage Council of WA provides grant opportunities that can cover up to 50% of the costs associated with conservation works, such as structural stabilisation, or conservation plans.

See: www.dplh.wa.gov.au/heritage-grants-program Hurry! Closes 12 February 2021.

 

Chris Linnell

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 

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