Local projects to receive heritage funding

MidCoast Council has endorsed this year's Local Heritage Fund recipients.

A total of 17 applicants across Manning, Great Lakes and Gloucester will receive financial assistance for their projects through the Local Heritage Fund, which is jointly funded by MidCoast Council and the State Government.

Almost $30,000 in grants were approved recently at a council meeting, with successful applicants receiving up to $2,000 for a range of projects aimed at improving the heritage values of their property.

Some examples of the work being undertaken to these heritage buildings includes repairing front fences, replacing guttering and fascia board, external painting, replacement of roofing and repairs to windows and verandahs.

"These grants are a boost to help make a start on renovation projects, and they're a great way to help preserve our local history," explained Lillian Cullen, MidCoast Council's heritage advisor.

"This year with the assistance from the fund, almost $100,000 worth of restoration works will be completed."

All projects receiving funding through this year's allocations need to have their projects completed by the end of April 2020 to meet funding requirements.

Regular reviews are also conducted throughout the process to ensure the projects are on-track.

"The Local Heritage Fund is about breathing new life into buildings and places from our past," added Lillian.

"We've seen some amazing restoration projects through this initiative, and we can't wait to see the results of this year's projects."

For further information on the Local Heritage Fund and to find out if your property is eligible, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/LHF