"Assisting property owners to conserve identified heritage items within the Local Government Area (LGA)"
As part of Council's commitment to the conservation of the Gosford Local Government Area's heritage resources, Council has, since 1995, offered a Local Heritage Assistance
Fund to assist owners with conservation of heritage items. Heritage Items are listed in the Draft City Wide Local Environment Plan.
The Heritage grants program aims to encourage the retention and conservation of the heritage within the Gosford LGA through the provision of funds for conservation works to property owners. In the process, it is hoped that this will engender greater interest and appreciation for conservation for all heritage items within the Gosford area.
Funding is available to owners and managers of listed heritage items within the LGA. Both individual owners of heritage items and community groups that manage items are eligible to apply. The maximum level of funding per project will be limited to $5,000.
Privately Owned Heritage Items
Successful project funding is allocated on a dollar for dollar basis between the owners of heritage items and Gosford City Council up to the amount of $5,000 and not exceeding 50% of the total cost of the approved works.
Community Managed Items
Community managed items can receive 100% of project funding costs up to the amount of $5,000.
The types of conservation works that are considered eligible for assistance under the fund include:
· sites or buildings within the Gosford Local Government Area and must be listed as a heritage item or within a conservation area on a statutory list at Federal, State or Local government level;
· work that constitutes conservation, restoration or reconstruction work as defined by The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance 1999 (The Burra Charter) e.g. windows, verandas, roof cladding, decorative details, and traditional front fences;
· conservation or restoration of original heritage features;
· reinstatement of traditional external colour schemes appropriate to the period and style of the house or commercial building;
· removing paint from heritage items not originally painted;
· reinstatement or repair of original external fixed detailing or fabric;
· reinstatement or repair of original internal fixed detailing or fabric;
· minor works recommended in Conservation Management Plans;
· structural stabilisation of buildings or ruins;
· historic garden restoration;
· restoration or reinstatement of boundary fences;
· heritage documentation e.g. Conservation Management Plans, structural reports etc; and
· heritage interpretation projects.
Ineligible applicants include:
· Local, State and Federal Government Departments
· Any individual or organisation that has not adequately acquitted any prior grant from Gosford City Council.
The Burra Charter The Burra Charter and its accompanying guidelines are considered the best practice standard for cultural heritage management in Australia.
For support or further information contact Sharon Moore on 4325 8940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Heritage Programs Coordinator Rebecca Cardy on 4325 8869 or email email@example.com
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Opens 20th May 2013 to 19th July 2013