Two Barossa assets awarded under SA Heritage Grants Program

Angaston Railway Station is one of two Barossa sites to receive state government funds under the SA Heritage Grants Program.
Angaston Railway Station is one of two Barossa sites to receive state government funds under the SA Heritage Grants Program.

A cottage and railway station are two Barossa assets to be awarded funds under the Government's SA Heritage Grants Program and announced on Friday.

Pastor Rechner's Cottage, Nuriootpa, has been handed close to $5000 for stabilisation work, while $20,000 will be used for a facade restoration at the Angaston Railway Station.

The facade supports the Angaston Railway Precinct which is currently undergoing a $2.1 million revitalisation.

Both Barossa historic assets make up the 25 projects statewide to be awarded state government funds totalling $3 million.

These upgrades are in addition to the 27 projects that were provided funding in the first round of the program earlier this year.

The grants for the 52 projects will unlock more than $3.4 million worth of conservation works across the state.

The initiative is aimed at helping to rejuvenate South Australia's built heritage and ensuring it is protected and preserved for future generations.

The successful applicants in this round include cottages, churches, a factory, a theatre and a lighthouse - with grants ranging from $1900 to $20,000.

Environment and Water Minister David Speirs said the successful projects were selected by a panel of heritage architects and experts based on a set of criteria.

"It's heartening to see such genuine interest and passion for renovating and conserving our heritage, with 97 applications received for funding in this second grant round and a total of 166 applications across both rounds," he said.

Click here for more information about the SA Heritage Grants Program https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/heritage-grants.