Proposed Heritage Assistance Grants
As an outcome of the City’s Heritage Strategy 2020-2025, Council has considered financial incentives as a means of encouraging the conservation of privately-owned heritage places in the City.
At its Ordinary Meeting on 22 August 2023, Council resolved to advertise the proposed amendments to the City of Rockingham's Community Grants Program (CGP) Policy to include the provision for new Heritage Assistance Grants to owners of heritage-listed properties.
The following Heritage Assistance Grant Categories are proposed:
Local Heritage List - Heritage Management Category
Category 1 – Exceptional Significance
Category 2 – Considerable Significance
Category 3 – Some/Moderate Significance
Strata titled development
Category 1 to 3 Management Category
- Category 1 places are also referred to as Management Category A in the City’s Municipal Heritage Inventory (Heritage Survey).
- Category 2 places are also referred to as Management Category B in the City’s Municipal Heritage Inventory (Heritage Survey).
- Category 3 places are also referred to as Management Category C in the City’s Municipal Heritage Inventory (Heritage Survey).
Eligible heritage projects for these grants may include up to 50% of the total cost of conservation works, up to the maximum total amounts listed above, and up to 50% of funding towards heritage documentation. The City has prepared a set of guidelines to assist in the administration of Heritage Assistance Grants within the framework of the CGP.
While funding opportunities are proposed to apply to most Local Heritage Places on the City’s Heritage List, some Local Heritage Places which are of little significance (Management Category D) to the understanding of the district will not be eligible.
Further background information can be found in the Council Minutes 28 March 2023 (PD-013/23, September 2022 (PD-036/22) and June 2022 (PD-020/33) which are available at agendas and minutes.
Share your thoughts
We invite you to provide your comments on this proposal:
Submissions close 4.30pm on Tuesday 10 October 2023.
Please note any written submission received in response to this invitation, including the address of the party that made the submission, will be placed on the public record and be available for inspection.