Conserving heritage in the Mudgee region

Our local region has a rich history and heritage and to help protect it the Mid-Western Regional Council offers heritage grants to a range of locally and state significant heritage items to ensure their continued preservation.

The council has listed more than 400 individual heritage items and four heritage conservation areas, located within the Gulgong, Mudgee and Rylstone urban areas.

Each conservation area contains a unique blend of historic buildings, parks and trees, monuments and artefacts.

Heritage items help people connect to our region’s past and it’s important that they are preserved so they can continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Applying for a heritage grant

Heritage grants are available to assist with small maintenance and conservation projects for significant buildings listed in heritage conservation areas.

The grants help those responsible for heritage buildings to repair and maintain their properties for the benefit of us all.

Applications can be made for minor repairs and maintenance such as external painting, roofing, restoration of timber windows and awning replacement across heritage sites in the region.

Grants between $500 and $5,000 are available, with matched funding to be provided by the applicant. Applications are to include two quotes for the project and outline what the project will achieve.

Applications are open now until Thursday, 24 August. Forms are available from the Mid-Western Regional Council website.

If you have a heritage enquiry or require any assistance you can contact the council’s Planning and Development Department on (02) 6378 2831 or email

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