02-09 Projects Sought for Local Heritage Fund

Projects Sought for Local Heritage Fund

02-09 Projects Sought for Local Heritage Fund The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is encouraging owners of buildings with heritage significance to apply for funding through the Local Heritage Fund.

The Local Heritage Fund offers historic building owners matched dollar for dollar funding, up to $10,000, for conservation works.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler said this year the City was strongly encouraging applications that focused on conservation building works, rather than Conservation Management Strategies.

“We’d love to see owners of historically significant local buildings apply for the matched funding for conservation building works, so we can see this money stay in Kalgoorlie-Boulder,” Mayor Bowler said
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“Whilst the fund also contributes towards the development of conservation strategies for our local heritage buildings, there is no one locally who can provide this service. We’d love to have the double benefit of seeing these beautiful buildings restored and maintained, and our local tradespeople getting work as an added bonus.

“Property owners can now apply online through the CKB Unearthed portal, which streamlines to application process and lets us use modern technology to help restore and preserve our local heritage.

“Our heritage buildings and streetscapes are one of the show stopping elements of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and we need to do what we can now to protect and preserve it so future generations can look at our streetscapes with a sense of wonder at what was achieved during the Western Australian gold rush.”

For more information, or to apply, visit www.ckbunearthed.com.au/heritagefund and to download a copy of the Local Government Inventory of Heritage Places, go to https://www.ckb.wa.gov.au/heritagefund. Applications for the Local Heritage Fund close on Friday, 2 October 2020.