The valuable heritage grants issued by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have been announced, and two HAA projects have been successful in their applications.
HAA were instrumental in preparing the applications for both Chatswood South Uniting Church and Camperdown Cemetery which have long been officially recognised for their architectural and historic significance.
There were 17 grants in total under the program that supports major works being done to buildings on the State Heritage Register.
Chatswood South was begun in the 1870s and remains a quaint, small church of stone and cedar. The new project involves conserving the church’s roof, stonework and painting.
Camperdown Cemetery’s conservation works capture a broad range of strategies. Repairs will be conducted to its section 18 historic graves and to its walls, which have lost their capstone. The idyllic 1848 lodge (pictured above) will receive a new roof. Repairs to one major tomb belonging to William and Mary Brown have been additionally funded by benefactors among their descendants.
Above: The Cemetery Lodge in Camperdown Cemetery, © Hector Abrahams 2013.