Old Mill undergoing restoration works

Media Release 20 August 2020

The Old Mill and cottage on Melville Place in South Perth will be closed for restoration works from 31 August until late November 2020.

The works, stage two of the conservation project, will include removing the external paint to rehabilitate the limestone and brick structures. Both buildings will be repainted and the sails on the Mill replaced.

City of South Perth Mayor Greg Milner said the work is essential to conserve these priceless places of WA heritage and will allow greater access to visitors when the site reopens in late November.

The works are being completed by specialist heritage restoration company CLPM and Hocking Heritage and Architecture.

Built in 1835 and operating until 1859, the Old Mill is the oldest physical link with the pioneering days of the colony of WA. The Old Mill produced 680kg of flour per day at its peak. It has also been used as a hotel, a residence, a wine saloon and a poultry farm.

Stage one of the project took place from July to September last year to replace the sheoak timber roof shingles.

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