Heritage Incentives

Heritage Incentives

Council offers a number of heritage incentives to property owners of heritage items. These incentives include:

  • a grants scheme (operated on an annual basis for maintenance of heritage items)
  • free heritage advisory service (advice is provided by a professional on managing/repairing/restoring/adapting heritage items)
  • reduced development application fees (where heritage listing has been the only trigger for needing development consent to alter a heritage item).

These incentives are addressed in greater detail within Chapter I-1 of the Richmond Valley Development Control Plan and Council’s Heritage Incentive Policy.

Local Heritage Grants Scheme

Applications for small grants are offered each year by Council with the assistance of the Heritage Branch.

The Local Heritage Grants Fund opens in March/April each year seeking applications for funding to undertake repairs, maintenance and/or the re-instatement of missing components, on listed local heritage items within the Richmond Valley local government area.

The $25,000 heritage grant pool will provide $15,000 towards small projects offering grants of up to $2000 (awarded on a $1 grant-for-$1 applicant basis), and $10,000 towards a larger project (awarded on a $1 grant-for-$2 applicant basis) (conditions apply).

Application forms for the 2018-2019 round are available for download below.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 April.


Heritage Grants Application & Eligibility Brochure 2018-2019

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Heritage Incentive Policy

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