Heritage Conservation Program
The City of Charles Sturt has many buildings and structures of substantial heritage value. These places provide important connections to our historic and cultural identity, and contribute to the character of our neighbourhoods.
A Heritage Conservation Program has been introduced by Council to assist and encourage owners of heritage places to conserve and maintain their properties. The scheme recognises that there is a community interest in the retention and conservation of privately owned heritage places and provides support and financial assistance to enable this.
The City of Charles Sturt Heritage Conservation Program currently offers the following:
- Heritage Advisory Service
- Heritage Conservation Grants program
- Planning Assessment lodgement fee concessions
Applications for Conservation Grants are now invited.
Applicants must be the owner of a building or site listed as a Local Heritage Place in the City of Charles Sturt. Grants of up to 50% of the cost of specified conservation work, to a maximum amount of $2000, are available. Eligible work includes structural repairs, repointing or repair of stonework, and reinstatement of original features. Work must be completed by June 2013. To apply please complete a Heritage Conservation Grants application form:
Owners of Local Heritage Places or places deemed to be a Contributory Place, who are planning to undertake work to their properties, such as additions, re-roofing, painting, new buildings, and restoration, are encouraged to obtain free architectural advice through the Heritage Advisory Service. This service can be accessed as required by phoning Council on 8408 1111.
For further information on the scheme please refer to the Heritage Conservation Program Guidelines or contact Council:
Protecting our Built Heritage (5806 kb) is a fact sheet about local heritage listing in the City of Charles Sturt. It provides information on what local heritage listing is, how places are listed and what it may mean to you as a property owner.
There are many excellent guides and technical notes that advise how the best way to conserve and restore old buildings available on the internet. Two good sources are: