Hilltops Council is happy to invite applications to the Local Heritage Fund to assist with conservation and restoration work within the Hilltops Local Government Area.
Examples of the type of work that can be funded under this program include:
- Stabilisation of buildings
- painting in approved colour schemes
- repairs to stumps, walls, roofs, doors and windows
- replacement of guttering and down pipes
- reinstating missing components, including verandahs
The aim is to maintain, preserve or restore elements that contribute to the item's heritage value.
The funding cannot be used for improvements such as new kitchens or bathrooms.
Council's Heritage Advisor 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 about $2,000.00, 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 and/or materials rather than cash.
Please note that grants are not made in respect of properties on which rates are unpaid.
Detailed selection criteria, conditions and application forms are in the Local Heritage Fund Package which is available at www.hilltops.nsw.gov.au
Applicants should also contact Council's Heritage Advisor, Ray Christison by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible.
He will discuss the proposal and if necessary arrange an inspection of the property.