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Page 44 • MICEBTN - May-JULy 2016 wESTERN AUSTRALIA S TAY REWARDED. Hold your meeting or event at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre between 1 June - 30 September 2016 to receive free Wi-Fi and one of the following options: Option 1 - 10% off our Day Delegate Packages Option 2 - Complimentary post-meeting beverage in Ivy & Jack for each delegate Call 08 9261 7294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Terms and conditions apply. STAY YOU.TM holidayinn.com Perth’s laneways to be given a ‘new lease of life and purpose’ AROUND the world, liveable cities – those that reflect the needs of residents and visitors – are looking more and more at urban space that is not used to its best effect. Laneways often present opportunities for a renaissance, being largely utilitarian but at the same time strategically placed. Perth, with a CBD that has undergone a dramatic transforma- tion in recent years, is now part of the laneway phenomenon. The City of Perth is working with businesses and other stake- holders to give laneways a new lives, adding an extra dimension of colour, services and facilities, while not forgetting their origi- nal role as access-ways. First to be formally given a makeover will be McLean Lane, a link of relative tranquillity between bustling Murray and Welling- ton Streets. The aim is to make it pedestrian-friendly, introduce al fresco dining opportunities to be taken up by hospitality sector en- trepreneurs, enhance the lane’s original cobblestones and add decorative elements such as artworks. McLean Lane, Perth Safety will be facilitated by upgrading street lighting and installing CCTV cameras. “Not all changes in the city are large infrastructure de- velopments like Elizabeth Quay,” said Lisa Scaffidi, Perth’s lord mayor. “Some of the most important works undertaken by the city are the little projects that improve the CBD’s atmos- phere and everyday life for city workers, visitors and businesses.” Heritage grants funding opens PRIVATE owners of Western Australian State registered heritage places can now apply for heritage grants of up to A$100,000 towards the cost of urgent conservation work to their properties. Heritage minster Albert Jacob said A$1.273 million was available under the 2016-17 Heritage Grants Program to help private owners conserve and revitalise their proper- ties. The grants program, overseen by the Heritage Council of Western Australia with assistance from the State Her- itage Office, offers dollar-for-dollar funding for urgent conservation works or documentation to help plan future works. “Demand for heritage grants is consistently high, so I encourage private owners to contact the State Heritage Office,” said Jacob. “The office provides help to owners with their grant applications so they have the best possible chance of securing funding.” Applications for the 2016-17 Heritage Grants Program close at 1600hrs Friday, July 29, 2016.