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 under the 2022/23 Local Heritage Grants Scheme are being accepted for projects to undertake maintenance and repairs to heritage listed items in the Richmond Valley Council area.
Council has $26,000 to award in heritage grants, on a matching dollar-for-dollar basis with the applicant. Grants are generally capped at a maximum of $2000, however, larger grants may be offered for major restoration projects subject to merit consideration of the proposal and a priority assessment,
The application form and the program’s guidelines and eligibility criteria are available via the links below or from Council’s customer service centres in Casino and Evans Head.
This year priority will be given to flood-affected heritage listed items.
Applications should be received prior to COB Friday, 15 July 2022.