Funds made available for heritage sites
Grants offer opportunities for projects
Steven Miles: This is a great opportunity for applicants who want to conserve and restore Queensland’s heritage listed places.
APPLICATIONS are being sought for the first round of the new $12 million grants program announced in the State Budget to support heritage, environment and wildlife projects.
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr Steven Miles said the Department was kicking off the program with the heritage round.
“There are three categories under the new Community Sustainability Action grants to support heritage, environment and wildlife projects,” Dr Miles said.
“The first to open will be ‘Conserving Queensland’s heritage places.”
North Burnett Regional Councillor for Division 4 John Zahl said that council would need time to look over the guidelines and requirements for the grants before committing to any site or project.
“To go that one step further and nominate buildings or projects for the grants will have to wait, we don’t have anything in mind as yet,” Mr Zahl said.
“We will need to read the guidelines very closely before deciding on any potential nominations.”
Applications open on Tuesday, July 19 with information being released on Saturday, July 16.
Grants of up to $50,000 will be available for heritage projects to improve or restore places of heritage value.
“A total of $12 million in grant funding will be available over three years, $680,000 of which will be allocated to heritage projects under round one,” Dr Miles said.
“This is a great opportunity for applicants who want to conserve and restore Queensland’s heritage listed places.”
To receive funding the site must first be on the Queensland Heritage Register or on a local government register.
Gayndah and the surrounding area currently has 35 heritage listed buildings and locations on the Queensland Heritage Register.