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.

Applications for grants under the 2019/20 Local Heritage Assistance Fund are being accepted for projects that will undertake maintenance and repairs to heritage listed items within the Richmond Valley Council area.

The total Heritage Grant pool for this round will be $26,000, with grants generally up to $2,000 per item being offered on a dollar-for-dollar basis with the applicant.

Larger grants may be approved for major restoration projects subject to merit consideration of the proposal.

The 2019-20 application form and the program’s guidelines/eligibility criteria are available via the links below or from Council’s customer service centres in Casino and Evans Head.

Applications close 5.00pm, Monday, 10 June 2019


Heritage Grants Application & Eligibility Brochure 2019-2020

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Heritage Incentive Policy

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