Heritage conservation grant scheme opens to Tweed residents - Tweed Shire Council Media Release

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Before - A property in Dum Dum that received a grant from Council's Local Heritage Assistance Fund in 2019.

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After - A property in Dum Dum that received a grant from Council's Local Heritage Assistance Fund in 2019.

Heritage conservation grant scheme opens to Tweed residents.

Financial incentives available for eligible small scale heritage projects

Owners of a heritage-listed property or a property within a heritage conservation area are invited to apply for funding as part of Council's Local Heritage Assistance Fund grants program. 


The program aims to encourage positive conservation work and best practice management of built heritage in the Tweed. 


Successful applicants will be provided with grants to undertake small scale conservation works to properties that hold heritage value or significance. 


Unit Coordinator Strategic Planning and Urban Design Iain Lonsdale said the scheme's aim for the next 12 months was to support owners with their future conservation plans.

"This year, our focus is to provide financial support for owners to undertake a comprehensive management plan to help guide future restoration on their property," Mr Lonsdale said.

"However, we will also accept applications for any projects that demonstrate a good heritage conservation outcome and that do not require development consent."

There are 146 Heritage Items and six Heritage Conservation Areas identified in the Tweed Local Environmental Plan 2014. The heritage conservation areas are Condong, Hartigans Hill in Murwillumbah, Murwillumbah Main Street, Tumbulgum, Tyalgum and Uki.

Funding will be awarded based on the significance and value of the expected heritage outcomes of the project, with Council matching the applicant's expenditure up to a specified amount. Applications are open from 13 July to 21 August 2020.

The Local Heritage Assistance Fund is funded by Council in partnership with the NSW Government through the NSW State Heritage Grants scheme. 

For more information and to apply, visit Heritage - Tweed Shire Council

Funding will not be granted for work that has already taken place or for works that need development consent.  Successful applicants will be advised in writing in early September 2020.