Local Heritage Assistance Fund Program in Australia

Local Heritage Assistance Fund Program in Australia


Deadline: 31-Mar-21

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is seeking applications for its Local Heritage Assistance Fund Program.

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The aim of the Local Heritage Assistance Fund is to encourage positive work on heritage items in the area. Projects eligible for funding are those that involve the repair, maintenance, or reinstatement of missing items on heritage buildings.

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Funding is provided on a 1:2 ratio. For every $1.00 that Council contributes, you will need to contribute $2.00. If your project is $3,000, Council will contribute $1,000, and you must contribute $2,000.
The maximum available grant is $3,000.
Eligibility Criteria

All owners and managers of heritage items of the Port Macquarie – Hastings Local Environment Plan 2011 can apply.
You cannot apply for funding if you are a state government agency but may be involved as a project partner.
Projects, which will be a priority, include:
Projects, which will be a priority, include:
for heritage item(s) in a well-maintained heritage streetscape or landscape setting.
for heritage item(s) with public access and visibility.
for urgent maintenance works to avert management risks, (e.g. severe deterioration.
demolition or demolition by neglect) for items that are part of a heritage group or a precinct.
fire, service, and access upgrades for compliance with the Building Code of Australia.
Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include:

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Conservation and maintenance work.
Meeting Building Code Australia upgrades (fire, services, and access) for ongoing and new uses.
Heritage items and items in conservation areas in the Port Macquarie – Hastings Council Local Environment Plan 2011.
What projects are not eligible for the Local Heritage Fund?

Projects not eligible include:

New buildings.
Routine maintenance, e.g. lawn mowing, gutter cleaning, carpet cleaning.
Projects where adequate funding is available from the applicant or other sources.
New commemorative monuments or works.
The purchase of heritage buildings.
The relocation of buildings or works to relocate buildings.
Private headstones, unless there is no possibility of descendent support.
Floodlighting of heritage buildings.
The purchase of equipment.
Moveable railway heritage items.
For more information, visit https://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Community-Culture/Grants/Local-heritage-assistance-fund