Council approves grants to maintain our heritage

Council approves grants to maintain our heritage

Four Fraser Coast heritage properties will be improved with the support of Council grants aimed at maintaining the heritage value and character of local streetscapes.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said Council would provide $27,051 in grants under round two of the 2020/21 Fraser Coast Heritage and Character Incentive Scheme.

“The Fraser Coast has a number of heritage buildings and places that tell the rich history of the region and that we want to keep, respect and pass on to future generations,” he said.

“Council’s incentive scheme seeks to encourage building owners to preserve and enhance the region’s heritage and character.

“The grants are a co-contribution with Council matching the applicant dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $10,000, and the works supported under this round include painting, window replacements and other minor repairs to four heritage properties.”

The successful grant applicants are:

  • 373 Kent Street (formerly Stuparts), Maryborough, external painting, $10,000.
  • Van Cootens Howard Drapery, 71 Steley Street, Howard, external painting and minor repairs, $8,945.50.
  • Brooklyn House, 23 William Street, Howard, remake fence/gate hardware, $1993.
  • The Big Block, 374 Kent Street, Maryborough, replace aluminium windows with timber joinery, $3045.

The awarding of the four new grants under round two of the Fraser Coast Heritage and Character Incentive Scheme follows Council approving eight grants worth $52,609 in round one late last year.

More information is available at https://www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au/heritage

 

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