Local Heritage Fund

Special Heritage Fund

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council operates a Special Heritage Fund to assist owners of churches and buildings owned or managed by community-based “Not for Profit” organisations listed on the heritage schedule of the respective Queanbeyan and Palerang Local Environmental Plans to conserve, restore and reuse their properties.

Priority will be given to public buildings, churches and buildings owned or managed by community-based “Not for Profit” organisations as well as those buildings where there is a clear community or public benefit rather than a private one. This fund is not available to owners of private properties.

Local Heritage Places Grants 2016-17

Applications are now closed for the 2016-17 Local Heritage Places Grants. 

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is committed to the protection of the local community's heritage. Council in conjunction with the Office of Environment and Heritage and the NSW Heritage Council has established a Local Heritage Places Fund. The fund assists owners with the cost of maintaining buildings that are considered to have heritage significance to the community. The Local Heritage Places Fund is supported by the NSW Heritage Grants program and provides grants each financial year, on a dollar for dollar basis, for work on heritage properties identified in the heritage schedule of Queanbeyan's Local Environmental Plan 2012 or located in a heritage conservation area.  

If a property is not on the heritage schedule, a project’s suitability for funding shall only be considered if:

  • both Council’s heritage advisor and the members of the Heritage Advisory Committee consider the property to have heritage significance,
  • the proposed work is consistent with the eligible works outlined, and
  • funds are still available after allocating grants to properties which meet the selection criteria.

Eligible projects are those which involve the repair, maintenance, reinstatement of missing items or upgrades to meet Building Code Australia compliance on heritage buildings.  These projects can include verandas, roof cladding and decorative details, as well as the replacement of structural work through to final painting of the project.  All applications are considered by Council’s heritage advisor, Executive Manager Strategic Planning and Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee who then make recommendations to Council for adoption.  Once an application has been approved, a funding offer and agreement will be sent to the successful applicant.  Projects can only commence once the signed funding agreement has been received by Council.

For further information please contact Council's Strategic Land Use Planning section on (02) 6285 6276.