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Heritage Assistance Grants for local projects

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Heritage Assistance Grants for local projects

Thursday 23 July 2015

Seven individuals and community groups will receive Local Heritage Assistance Grants to finance projects which improve the physical condition of local heritage items in the Shire.

The grants program is funded annually by Bega Valley Shire Council and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to assist the conservation, restoration and presentation of heritage buildings, sites and heritage conservation areas throughout the Bega Valley Shire.

Council’s Group Manager of Planning and Environment, Andrew Woodley, told Councillors that a total of $20,000 was available for allocation according to the grant program’s criteria which include the urgency or importance of the conservation work and overall public benefit.

Grants may be requested up to a dollar-for-dollar basis to a maximum of $5,000 per project, or as a straight grant of up to $2,500 for seniors (aged 65 years and over).

For 2015-16 Council had received 15 applications requesting $49,563 to undertake a total of $116,110 worth of work.

Councillors resolved to fund the following projects:

  • Pioneer Close,  Brogo,  $1,400 to restore grave stones and replace a post and rail fence
  • St Peter's Church, Candelo, $2,500 for repairs to the exterior
  • Parker Street, Bega, $3,000 to repair and paint exterior woodwork and repair a chimney
  • Oaklands, Princes Highway, Pambula, $3,000 to replace and repair gutters and roof
  • Farmhill House, Bemboka, $3,000  to replace and repair gutters
  • Kenilworth, Bermagui $3,440 to replace roofing and box gutter
  • The Old Grain Store in Cobargo, $3660 to replace timber piers.


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