The City of Charles Sturt contains many buildings and structures of heritage value. These places create important connections to our historic and cultural identity, and contribute to the character of our neighbourhoods.
Our Heritage Conservation Program has been introduced by Council to assist and encourage the conservation of these local significant places.
The scheme recognises that there is a community interest in the retention and conservation of privately owned heritage places and contributory items. This scheme provides support and financial assistance to enable this.
We also recognise the role of significant trees in contributing to the character of our City. The Program provides financial assistance for their ongoing maintenance. This is part of the Development Act 1993.
Owners of recognised Local Heritage Places, Contributory Items or regulated significant tree (as defined by the Development Act 1993) in the City of Charles Sturt can apply for this grant.
Local Heritage Places or Contributory Items
Up to 50% of the total costs of a single grant application up to a maximum of $2000.
Significant Trees/Regulated Trees
Up to 50% of the total costs of a single grant application up to a maximum of $500.
Note: the total value of the conservation work to be undertaken on a local heritage place or contributory item must be greater than $1000, and greater than $500 for the maintenance of a significant tree.
The Heritage Conservation Grant is open for application year-round until all funding for that financial year has been allocated.
All applicants need to provide the following documentation:
- a full description of the work proposed to be undertaken including the scope, plans and specifications
- an estimated cost of works including 2 written quotations from reputable builders, suppliers and tree-pruners
- the expert advice and recommendations must be presented with the grant application
- recent photos of the relevant part of the local heritage place, contributory item or regulated or significant trees prior to commencement of the proposed work
Read the full guidelines for more information.