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Local Heritage Fund

Applications for the 2016-2017 Financial year are now closed 

Owners or managers of heritage listed properties may be eligible for up to $2,000 financial assistance from the Cessnock City Council Local Heritage Fund. The fund has been provided by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and is administered by Cessnock City Council.

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to owners or managers of heritage items for conservation projects, maintenance works or Building Code upgrades.

This year, Council is targeting heritage items in the Cessnock, Branxton and Kurri Kurri Commercial Centres. Council has recently adopted the Branxton Subregional Land Use Strategy and is preparing a Master Plan and Strategy for the Cessnock and Kurri Kurri commercial area. These towns have a number of significant heritage items that contribute to the character and streetscape.

Projects which can be funded include:

  • conservation projects;
  • maintenance works;
  • adaptive re-use projects;
  • interpretive projects; and
  • conservation management plans.

A full list of what can be funded is provided in the Local Heritage Fund Guidelines.

Projects need to be completed by the 15 of March 2017 in order to claim the grant.

Local Heritage Fund Guidelines

The fund will be administered in accordance with the Cessnock City Council Local Heritage Fund Guidelines. These guidelines outline the type of projects that can be funded, who can apply and how funds are to be matched.

Local Heritage Fund Guidelines

Funding requirements

Applicants are required to match the fund on the basis of $1:$1

Seniors (over 65’s) pensioners and self-funded retirees are not required to match funding provided to them under this program.

Projects need to be completed by the 15 of March 2017 in order to claim the grant.

Closing date

Applications for funding close on Monday 31 October 2016. A completed application form and supporting documents must be received by 5pm Monday 31 October 2016.


Completed application forms and supporting documents


Post: PO Box 152, CESSNOCK  NSW  2325

Local Heritage Fund forms

Application Form

If you require any further information, please contact Strategic Land Use Planning on telephone 02 4993 4127.