Over $30,000 in heritage grants awarded to local property owners

Published on 29 August 2018

Council has announced its latest round of grant funding for the maintenance and upkeep of local heritage properties.

Council’s heritage grants program funds a range of projects such as repairing original roofs, repairing architraves and window frames and restoring gates and verandahs to their original condition.

Applications for this year’s heritage grants program were highly competitive, with a total of 20 applications received. The applications were reviewed by Council’s Heritage Reference Committee and 12 projects will be funded as a result.

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

Homeowners in Lindfield, Killara, Gordon, Pymble and Wahroonga were successful in obtaining grants. The grant recipients will be required to carry out project work before 30 June 2019 to satisfy the terms and conditions for funding.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said a total of $85,000 in applications for grants had been received, which significantly exceeded the amount available.

At its meeting this week Council also adopted new guidelines for the grants program aimed at widening funding across Ku-ring-gai.

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

Click here to read the Council report and the list of grants awarded for the 2018-2019 financial year and click on the agenda for the 28 August Council meeting.

 

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