18-06 Local Heritage Fund Opening Soon

Local Heritage Fund Opening Soon

18-06 Local Heritage Fund Opening Soon Following the success of last year’s Local Heritage Fund grant program, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is pleased to announce that the program will continue in the 2018/19 Financial Year, and is designed to make sure a wide variety of conservation projects have the opportunity to receive funding.

Applications for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Local Heritage Fund for 2017/18 will open on Monday, 2 July 2018. The fund has been revamped and improved the program to make sure a wide variety of conservation projects have the opportunity to receive funding.

The City will be offering funding amounts from $1,500 for development within the Hannan and Burt Street Heritage Precincts, through to $10,000 for conservation works for buildings of Exceptional Significance. Funding can also be used to assist owners of heritage buildings with the commission of a Conservation Management Strategy which will identify significant areas of a building and prioritise conservation work.
 
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the new Local Heritage Fund will allow the City to assist more owners complete and prioritise conservation projects.
 
“Heritage is an important part of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s identity. With the help of the Local Heritage Fund owners of heritage buildings can receive assistance so the community can continue enjoying our built heritage,” he said.
 
“Conservation of our significant heritage buildings will continue to promote Kalgoorlie-Boulder as an exciting place to live and visit, with a rich and diversified history.”  
 
Additional information on funding details, application forms and selection criteria can be found by visiting the City’s website. For further information please contact the City’s Planning Services on (08) 9021 9600 or mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au. Applications close on Friday, 31 August 2018.

For heritage building owners who are thinking about works, the City offers a free local heritage advice service throughout the year. Please call (08) 9021 9600 to schedule an appointment with the City’s Heritage Advisor.