Shoalhaven City Council has once again demonstrated its commitment to assisting the owners of heritage properties maintain their significance, by announcing the successful applicants of the 2019-2020 Local Heritage Assistance Program during Council’s Development and Environment Committee meeting held on 1 October.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Council the program has been able to provide funding towards nine heritage restoration projects across the Shoalhaven. Funding of up to $5,000 was sought and accepted by Shoalhaven City Council for the 2019-2020 NSW Grant Heritage Funding program.
Mayor Amanda Findley believes Shoalhaven’s history should be restored and preserved for future generations to enjoy.
“The Heritage Grants have supported Council in continuing to run an annual Local Heritage Assistance Fund, to provide small grants of up to $5000. They allow for general maintenance, adaptive reuse or sympathetic alterations and additions to heritage buildings.” Mayor Amanda Findley said.
“An investment into the region’s heritage buildings is a valuable investment into the preservation of Shoalhaven’s unique and irreplaceable buildings, history and stories. I would like to thank the NSW State Government for their support by including Shoalhaven in the NSW Heritage Grants.
“I am excited to see the finished projects from each successful applicant.” Clr Findley said.
Successful applications are required to match the grant amount offered to them by Council on a dollar for dollar scheme, with all works required to be completed by 27 March 2020. Residents who wish to undertake heritage projects are encouraged to monitor Council’s website for the 2020-2021 round of applications.