Advantages of a Heritage Listed Building

People who own and live in Heritage listed buildings generally do so because they value the character and feeling of the building and wish to protect it. Owners of Heritage listed items have access to the free Heritage advisory service and grant incentives. Protection of Heritage items also requires Council to carefully consider the effect of any proposed developments in the area surrounding the item.

Free Heritage Advisory Service

Council's Heritage Advisor is Mrs Kate Higgins. All enquiries for Kate can be directed through the Technical Services Department. A free heritage service is available to owners or prospective owners seeking advice on traditional building materials, repairs,alterations and possible new uses for old buildings.

Local Heritage Grants

Council’s Local Heritage Fund provides grants to assist owners and managers to conserve heritage places through conservation works, including maintenance and repair works. Applications are now open for Council’s Local Heritage Fund. This year’s round of applications closes at 1pm on Monday 21 August 2017. A grant of up to $3,000 per project will be provided, but not exceeding 50% of the total approved work.  The aim is for the applicant to match the funding $ for $. Examples of the types of projects funded are: repainting, timber repairs, reinstatement of missing items, conservation reports, painting, roofing repairs, repairs to cracked brick walls, new guttering where missing or rusted, new front fences, and verandah repairs. You are encouraged to apply for a grant. 


Application form

Contact Details
Mr Kim Talbert
Ph: 02 6830 5100
Fax: 02 6839 2100