Council offers grant funds for local heritage conservation projects

13th November 2020
Applications are invited to Council's new Local Heritage Conservation Fund, aimed at preserving local heritage places in the region.

Wattle Range Council has recently established a Local Heritage Conservation Grant Fund aimed to promote and support owners of local heritage places to maintain and develop their properties.

Wattle Range Mayor, Des Noll stated, “Council is committed to conserving and enhancing the diversity of historic architecture and cultural heritage that bestows our region.”

“The Wattle Range community as a whole gains by preserving our built heritage. Local heritage places reflect the diversity of our communities, telling us about who we are and where we have come from. They are irreplaceable and precious, and it is important that we commit to their preservation.”

Applications to Council’s Local Heritage Conservation Grant Fund will be accepted throughout the year and are only available to premises that are listed as a Local Heritage Place on the South Australian Heritage Register.  The register can be viewed at www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/heritage/sa-heritage-register

Owners of Local Heritage Places can apply to be reimbursed a proportion of costs related to the re-instatement of lost elements or fabric of historical buildings.  Depending on demand for assistance and the amount of funding available in the respective financial year, a maximum of 50% of the cost of the conservation work up to a total of $2,500 may be approved by Council (this would be matched dollar for dollar by the applicant).  In addition, the grant funds may also be used to cover up to $1,500 of the costs for obtaining professional advice from a heritage architect or appropriate contractor for the proposed works.

For more information, including fund guidelines, eligibility and application forms, please see Council's website at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au or visit any of Council’s offices.

Anyone with questions with regard to the Fund is encouraged to contact Council’s Manager Development, Health and Compliance, Mr Chris Tully on 08 8733 0900 or by email to council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au.


For further information please contact:

Steve Chapple, Director Development Services
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:                (08) 8733 0900