Do you own a property in a Heritage Conservation Area? If so, you might be eligible for a financial boost to help maintain it.
The Mid-Western Regional Council is providing funding through its Local Heritage Grants program for minor repairs and maintenance such as external painting, roofing and restoration across heritage sites in the region.
According to the Mid-Western Regional Council’s website more than 400 individually listed heritage items and four heritage conservation areas are recognised within the Gulgong, Mudgee and Rylstone urban areas. Each conservation area contains a unique blend of historic buildings, parks and trees, monuments and artefacts.
It is important that the region’s unique history and heritage is maintained to help people connect to our past and continue to enjoy it for generations to come.
How do I know if my property is heritage listed?
If you want to find out whether or not your property is heritage listed, or located within a heritage conservation area, simply head to www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/find-a-property.
You may also like to check your property’s status with a Council Duty Planner.
Applying for a grant
Application forms and further information about Local Heritage Grants are available from the Mid-Western Regional Council website.
Grants between $1,500 and $5,000 are available, with matched funding to be provided by the applicant.
Applications close this Friday 24 August, with work needing to be completed by Friday 26 April 2019.
Owners should keep in mind that they may need to obtain development approval before carrying out any work on their property.
It’s best to speak with council in the early stages of development and it may be useful to engage a conservation architect or heritage consultant to assist with any planned changes to the property.