Fifteen heritage grants awarded to local property-owners

Published on 29 August 2019

A total of nearly $35,000 in grants will be distributed by the Council for conservation projects to help preserve Ku-ring-gai’s built heritage.

The Council’s heritage home grants fund a range of projects every year across Ku-ring-gai for properties that are listed as local heritage items or located within heritage conservation areas.

Applications for this year’s heritage grants program were highly competitive, with a total of 28 applications received. The applications were reviewed by the Council’s Heritage Reference Committee and 15 projects will be funded as a result.

The Heritage Reference Committee includes Councillors, community representatives and heritage experts.

Property-owners in Lindfield, Killara, Warrawee, Roseville, Gordon, Pymble and Wahroonga were successful in obtaining grants. The grant recipients will be required to carry out project work before 30 June 2020 to satisfy the terms and conditions for funding.

Among the award recipients this year were tuck-pointing of original brickwork in Roseville; repairs to original bay windows at Killara and restoration of original leadlights at Pymble.

“Our intention is to spread grant funding equitably to as many projects in as many heritage properties as possible,” the Mayor said.

To read the Council report and the list of grants awarded for this financial year visit Council's website and click on the agenda for the 20 August Council meeting.

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams, Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au