Grants Offer to Preserve Lake Heritage

Filed under Heritage & Historical, Lake Macquarie, News ~ by Press on  26 May 2019

Heritage projects in Lake Macquarie district are eligible for City Council grants of up to $5000.

Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said Council’s Local Heritage Places Fund helped owners maintain and restore historically significant properties.

We have a rich and diverse built history in Lake Macquarie, with more than 270 heritage-listed items throughout the City,” Mr Hain said.

It is important for these items to be respected and maintained.”

The Local Heritage Places Fund encourages the protection of heritage items in our City and recognises the contribution they make to our City’s identity.”

Eligible owners can apply for up to $5000 in funding towards restoration or repair works.”

Last year’s grants helped fund a range of projects, including repainting a former Catholic convent in West Wallsend, restoring a former miner’s cottage in Catherine Hill Bay and repainting a former police station and residence in Teralba.”

Brickwork re-pointing, window re-glazing, roof and gutter repairs, conservation assessment reports and veranda rebuilds are among the other projects funded in previous years. This year’s funding is offered on a dollar-for-dollar basis to projects that meet the guidelines and eligibility criteria.

To apply, download the application form and guidelines from lakemac.com.au

Applications close Monday 17 June 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Council’s Heritage Support Officer on 4921 0333 to discuss their projects before submitting an application.



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