Lachlan Shire Council invites all to apply for a grant from our Local Heritage Fund to assist with conservation and restoration work.

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, and 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 approximately $4,000.00, 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, for works already undertaken or retrospectively.

Detailed selection criteria, conditions and application forms are in the Local Heritage Fund Package. This package is available for download on Council’s website or collection at our offices.

Applicants should contact Council’s Environment, Tourism and Economic Development Department on (02) 6895 1953, as soon as possible to discuss the proposal and, if necessary arrange an inspection of the property by Council’s Heritage Advisor.

Applications, including quotations for the proposed work, close on Friday 16 October 2020 and the work must be completed by Friday 23 April 2021.