The fund, which was initially designed to provide funding assistance for heritage restoration works, can now also assist owners of heritage buildings with the commission of a Conservation Management Strategy, which will help to identify significant areas of a building and prioritise future conservation work.
In the new financial year, the City will be offering funding amounts from $1,500 to $10,000 for works ranging from development within the Hannan and Burt Street Heritage Precincts, through to conservation works for buildings of Exceptional Significance.
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said the changes have been made to allow the City to assist more owners complete and prioritise heritage conservation projects on their properties.
“The ongoing conservation of significant heritage buildings will continue to showcase Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a city with a rich and diversified history,” he said.
“Last year, the fund was completely allocated within three months of opening, which is an outstanding uptake from owners of heritage buildings in the City, and we hope to see a similar response this year.
“Kalgoorlie-Boulder has some unique and beautiful heritage buildings which are an intrinsic part of the City’s heritage. We think it’s important that they are maintained for future generations and with the help of the Local Heritage Fund owners of heritage buildings receive assistance so the community can continue enjoying our built heritage.”
Applications for the Local Heritage Fund are open from Monday, 3 July 2017until Friday, 25 August 2017.
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.