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Heritage Funding Program 2017/18

4 August 2017

Local Heritage Fund applications are now open and close on Friday, 1 September 2017.

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Heritage Funding Program 2017/18

Interested residents are invited to apply for a grant from Council's Local Heritage Fund to assist with conservation and restoration work of any heritage building or site within the Shire.

Examples of the type of work that can be funded under this program include:

  • painting in approved colour schemes
  • repairs to stumps, walls, roofs, doors and windows
  • replacement of guttering and downpipes
  • reinstating missing components, including verandahs


The aim is to maintain, preserve or restore elements that contribute to the building’s heritage value. The funding cannot be used for improvements such as new kitchens or bathrooms. Council’s Acting Heritage Officer is available to assist with colour schemes and provide free advice on proposed work.

Where grants are approved, they are usually on a dollar for dollar basis. A limit of $2,000 (to match a similar contribution from the owner) is envisaged, but this may vary depending on the number of applications received. Council will consider applications where the owner’s contribution is in the form of labour rather than cash. Please note that grants are not made in respect of properties that have unpaid rates.

Download further information on the Local Heritage Fund Package including Selection CriteriaGuidelines and the Application form

Applicants should contact Council’s Acting Heritage Officer, Melissa Ryan on 02 6817 8800 or email mryan@gilgandra.nsw.gov.au as soon as possible to discuss their proposed project. Ms Ryan will provide advice and if necessary, arrange an inspection of the property.

Applications, including quotations for the proposed work close on Friday, 1 September 2017 and the work on your property must be fully completed by Friday, 13 April 2018.