Shire of Ashburton receives Community Heritage Grant towards Old Onslow restoration

Published on Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 3:40:27 PM

The Shire of Ashburton are proud to receive a Community Heritage Grant to continue upgrades at the historic Old Onslow Townsite. 

The Community Heritage Grants stream of the Heritage Grants Program promotes the telling of stories and intends to encourage the community’s engagement with heritage places and is part of a State Government initiative to preserve and promote Western Australia’s pas.t 

Shire of Ashburton President Kerry White said Council is delighted to receive the Community Heritage Grant and looks forward to its utilisation.  

“Receiving this grant will allow the Shire to continue ongoing works to protect and preserve the history of the Old Onslow Townsite, whilst enhancing it for both locals and tourists to explore”, said Councillor White. 

“Council believes that Old Onslow is an incredible piece of Western Australian history and are dedicated to making it an accessible tourism destination for tourists both near and far. 

“The Shire of Ashburton is working to develop a number of upgrades to the site which includes clearer navigation, interpretive signage, and the development of an augmented reality app where users can travel back in time and explore the Old Onslow. 

“Old Onslow provides another tourist drawcard to the Shire of Ashburton, which most notably includes a full reef to range experience from Mackerel Islands and coastal town of Onslow, through to Karijini National Park and the ancient Country surrounding Tom Price as well as featuring many astrotourism hotspots and geological wonders along the way.” 

To learn more about the history of Onslow, visit  

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