The Adelaide mosque, Australias oldest mosque, is getting a major facelift with a government grant that will fund repairs to two of its ancient minarets. This money allocated will restore the fourth minaret of the mosque to its former glory, said Michael Harbison, Lord Mayor of the southern city of Adelaide. The Adelaide Mosque is to undergo a major refurbishment after being awarded funding under the City Councils Heritage Incentive Scheme. It has approved a 65,000 grant for the conservation project, which will include the rebuilding of the partially demolished northwest minaret and the entire southwest minaret. The mosque was built in 1888, becoming the first ever in Australia. Its four towering minarets were added later in 1903. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the country is home to more than 340.000 Muslims, making up 1.7 percent of its 20million population.