Boost for local heritage

Cessnock City Council’s Local Heritage Fund is now open and eligible owners and managers of heritage properties are encouraged to apply for a dollar for dollar grant.

Cessnock City Council’s Local Heritage Fund is now open and eligible owners and managers of heritage properties are encouraged to apply for a dollar for dollar grant.  

Applicants can apply for up to $2000 for conservation projects, maintenance works or building code upgrades. Eligible applicants include owners and managers of heritage listed properties and properties in a Heritage Conservation Area.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this fund has supported some wonderful heritage projects in the past.  

“These grants provide local heritage owners with a kick start to undertake renovations and much needed maintenance work.”  

“Our community has some fantastic local history and it’s great to be able to provide financial assistance that will help preserve our legacy.”  

Recently completed projects under last year’s Local Heritage Fund includes part of the roof replacement at The Rising Sun Inn, Millfield, painting of the former Wollombi Dance Hall, and painting and repair works to the verandah of the former Wollombi Post Office.  

Applications for funding are open until Friday 28 September 2018 and projects need to be completed by March 2019.

For more information, including the application form and eligibility guidelines, please visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-development/Heritage/heritagegrants

The fund has been provided by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Cessnock City Council.