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Funding for heritage conservation projects

Thursday 3 November 2016 “Farm Hill” at Bemboka with new roof and gutters

Assistance to conserve and promote the Shire’s heritage is available through the Local Heritage Assistance Fund.

Established by Bega Valley Shire Council through a grant from the Office of Environment & Heritage, the fund is available to individuals, organisations and community groups to help conserve local heritage places.

Manager of Planning Services, Keith Tull said “We are now inviting the owners of all heritage buildings in the Shire to apply for a grant.”

“Eligible projects may involve the repair, maintenance or reinstatement of missing items on heritage buildings, and can range from structural work through to painting,” Mr Tull said.

Projects funded by the program last financial year included:

  • Re-stumping The Old Grain Store, Cobargo,
  • Painting exterior woodwork and chimney repairs to a brick dwelling in Bega
  • Gutter repairs and roof replacement at Oaklands Homestead, Pambula, Farm Hill House, Bemboka & Kenilworth, Bermagui.

Applications for funding are open from 7 November to 5 December. After this time, applications will not be received until the next financial year.

Funds are allocated at the discretion of Council and the money is payable as small grants of up to $5,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis. One grant of up to $2,500 is available for a senior over 65-years-of-age who is a pensioner or self-funded retire.

Council’s Heritage Advisor, Trevor King is available for free consultation and advice.

An application form can be downloaded from Council’s website  or phone the heritage officer on 6499 2222 for more information.

Photograph: “Farm Hill” at Bemboka with new roof and gutters

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