A local Heritage Places Fund has been established by Tenterfield Shire Council with matching funds from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The aim of the fund is to encourage as much positive work on heritage items in the area as possible. The fund will enable applicants to undertake sympathetic repairs to their properties which are consistent with generally accepted heritage principles. Replacing like with like, repainting properties in their original colours, using recycled or traditional materials where possible and undertaking research on the history of a property before undertaking repairs are key ideas which are encouraged by the program.
The local heritage fund funds projects:
- for conservation and maintenance works
- to meet Building Code Australia upgrades (fire, services, and access) for ongoing and new uses
- for heritage items and items in conservation areas in the Tenterfield Local Environmental Plan 2013.
This year Council is calling for applications from across the Shire. Application forms and Guidelines can be obtained below or by visiting Council’s Rouse Street offices, with applications closing on 11 August 2017. For further information please contact Council’s Senior Planner, Tamai Davidson, on 02 6736 6002.