Council recognises the value of our heritage and the significant contribution it plays in enriching our daily lives.
The Heritage Grants Program seeks to promote good conservation practice (maintenance, preservation, reconstruction or restoration) works that improve the physical security or appearance of a place, whilst being respectful of the place’s significance.
Owners of properties in Greater Shepparton within a Heritage Overlay are encouraged to apply for grants to assist in the conservation of these places for future generations to appreciate.
Grant applications have CLOSED for the 2019/2020 financial year. For any questions about this grant, please contact Council on 03 5832 9730.
Launched in 2017 following a recommendation of the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee, the program aims to enhance, conserve and protect places and sites included in the Heritage Overlay, and to increase public awareness and understanding of heritage sites across Greater Shepparton.
Following a hugely successful Heritage Grants Program for the 2018/2019 financial year, Council in association with the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee launched an enhanced Heritage Grants Program for the 2019/2020 financial year.
Council adopted the Heritage Grants Guidelines 2019 (see below) to inform this process.
An unprecedented 47 grant applications were received. All applications received were considered by a judging panel, which advised Council of its recommendations. Council considered and awarded the 2019/2020 Heritage Grants at the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 15 October 2019.
Grant recipients for all rounds are outlined below.
Who may apply?
The Heritage Grants Program will assist eligible individuals, community groups or organisations who own or manage properties within the Heritage Overlay to maintain and conserve these places for future generations.
You can find the complete list of properties included in the Heritage Overlay across Greater Shepparton in the Schedule to the Heritage Overlay at Clause 43.01 of the Greater Shepparton Planning Scheme.
What funding is available?
Grants of up to $15,000 are available but are generally only for 50% of the cost of works recommended for funding on a $1 to $1 basis.
What type of works might be funded?
The Heritage Grants Program will seek to support conservation works to buildings, structures, fences, sites, etc. across Greater Shepparton that are not managed by Council.
Eligible works generally do not include routine maintenance works, unless that maintenance ensures the longevity of a place’s significance. To be eligible for funding assistance under the Heritage Grants Program, applications should satisfy the following:
- places must be identified as an ‘individually significant’ place and/or a ‘contributory’ place in a Heritage Overlay;
- owner approval is necessary for an application to proceed through the Heritage Grants Program; and
- projects should be for works or for documentation projects, as described below.
- works should satisfy the following:
- be for conservation, restoration and/or reconstruction, including repair and conservation works that contribute to the significance of the place or object; and
- be visible from a public place or improve a building or structure’s external appearance, with an overall focus on external appearance; and
- be put forward by the property owner or a lessee who has written consent from the owner and whose term of lease is longer than any completion deadline.
- documentation projects should demonstrate a commitment to undertake urgent ‘at risk’ works and should satisfy the following:
- be for specialist assessments or studies that would result in the future undertaking of eligible works; or
- be for the preparation of conservation management plans that include a prioritised and costed works action plan.
- works should satisfy the following:
Works not considered eligible
Works that will not be considered for funding include the following:
- works to Council-managed properties;
- works that have already commenced;
- new additions or extensions;
- routine maintenance considered to be for the general upkeep of any property;
- speculative reconstruction works where there is no evidence of the early appearance of the place; and
- internal alterations to buildings and dwellings where internal controls do not apply.
How do I apply?
Applications for heritage grants for the 2019/2020 financial year are now closed. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Please contact the Building and Planning Department on 03 5832 9730 if you have any queries regarding the Heritage Grants Program.
Previous grant recipients
|St. Brendan’s Catholic Church for roofing / guttering repairs||$6,600|
|5475 Goulburn Valley Highway, Moorilim for underpinning||$8,000|
|68 Rea Street, Shepparton for verandah restoration||$4,000|
|97 Corio Street, Shepparton for verandah restoration||$4,000|
|10 Casey Street, Tatura for roof restoration||$4,510|
|212-226 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$7,260|
|249 Hogan Street, Tatura for brick repairs||$7,500|
|101 Knight Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$650|
|400 Zeerust Road, Zeerust for re-painting||$2,800|
|43 Corio Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$3,300|
|108 McLennan Street, Mooroopna for re-painting||$11,000|
|10 River Road, Murchison for brick repairs||$6,204|
|3 MacIntosh Street, Shepparton for repairs and re-painting||$1,450|
|75-83 Hogan Street, Tatura for re-painting||$960|
|26-36 Baldock Street, Dookie (St Luke’s Hall) for re-stumping||$2,929|
|5455 Goulburn Valley Highway, Moorilim (St Patrick’s Church) for repairs to the slate roof||$5,000|
|58 Hogan Street, Tatura for repairs to windows, blocks, guttering, downpipes, verandah posts, and iron roof||$5,000|
|290-292 Wyndham Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$1,430|
|47 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$4,296|
|45 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$4,296|
|43 High Street, Shepparton for re-painting||$4,296|
|249 Hogan Street, Tatura for removal of concrete under the verandah||$5,000|
|137 Waverley Avenue, Merrigum (former Uniting Church) for replacement of gutters and down-pipes||$4,652|
|62-64 Hogan Street, Tatura for repairs to sash windows, screens and surrounds||$2,618|
|98 Morrissey Street, Merrigum (Merrigum Memorial Hall) for repainting||$5,000|
|24 Wren Street, Toolamba (The Junction Hotel) for demolition of non-contributory toilet block||$5,000|
|72 Rea Street, Shepparton for weatherboard repairs, and repainting||$5,000|
|19 Dunkirk Avenue, Shepparton (Churchill) for re-stumping, weatherboard repairs, and repainting||$5,000|
|98 Morrissey Street, Merrigum (Merrigum Memorial Hall) for replacement of the roof, roof fittings, gutters and down-pipes||$5,000|
|5455 Goulburn Valley Highway, Moorilim (St Patrick’s Church) for repairs to the slate roof, gutters and downpipes, and external surfaces, including repainting as required||$5,000|
|62-64 Hogan Street, Tatura for replacement of windows, weatherboards and front fence||$2,628|
|8 Casey Street, Tatura for replacement of the front fence||$1,500|