Silos cash boost to fix ‘significant cracking’

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Progress photos of then Kareelya Property Group's overall $92.25 million project.
Camera IconProgress photos of then Kareelya Property Group's overall $92.25 million project. Credit: Supplied / South Western Times

One of Bunbury’s oldest structures in the former CBH Grain Silos will receive $100,000 in State Government funding to repair significant cracking.

Heritage Minister David Templeman announced the silos project among 22 heritage places set to receive cash in a $1.22 million funding boost.

The silos were transformed into residential apartments in 2000 and the structure has become an iconic building in Bunbury.

REIWA Bunbury chairman and Professionals Southern Districts Estate Agency principal Drew Cary whose agency was the sole selling agent for the Silos apartments.
Camera IconREIWA Bunbury chairman and Professionals Southern Districts Estate Agency principal Drew Cary whose agency was the sole selling agent for the Silos apartments. Credit: South Western Times

“The restoration of this landmark building heralded a new era for Bunbury and helped revitalise Bunbury’s Marlston Waterfront tourism precinct,” Minister Templeman said.

Progress photos of then Kareelya Property Group's overall $92.25 million project.
Camera IconProgress photos of then Kareelya Property Group's overall $92.25 million project. Credit: Supplied / South Western Times

“A $100,000 grant will assist a structural engineer to undertake a full inspection of the exterior walls of the former CBH Grain Silos and to repair significant cracking of the concrete facade.”

Bunbury wheat silos imploded in the early 90s.
Camera IconBunbury wheat silos imploded in the early 90s. Credit: WA News

The 2018-19 Heritage Grants Program — overseen by the Heritage Council of Western Australia – offers dollar-for-dollar funding of up to $100,000 to help private owners conserve and revitalise properties.

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