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Free cash for heritage home owners

If you live in a heritage listed property on the Northern Beaches you could receive up to $3,000 toward preservation and maintenance works, Council has revealed.

Council confirmed last week that the grants would be offered for preservation works for eligible owners of heritage buildings listed as items of significance under the Manly, Pittwater and Warringah Local Environmental Plans.

Priority is given to works which save buildings from deterioration, a Council statement read, but is open to projects such as structural repairs, roof cladding, decorative elements, repainting of external walls and repairing historic fences, drainage and bridge structures.

The works must be approved and completed before applying for a grant and the allocation must not exceed 50 per cent of the total project cost.

Applications are now open and should include:

  • a completed application form
  • proof of approval for works undertaken
  • evidence of costs (invoices and receipts)
  • plans/sketches and photographs before and after the works.

Applications must be submitted to Council by 5pm on Wednesday, 31 March.

If you think you may be eligible visit Council’s website or cut straight to the application form.

For more information contact Council’s Heritage Planner on 1300 434 434.


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