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Lithgow mayor encourages applications for local heritage grants

May 17, 2022

LITHGOW, Central West, NSW, Australia – The Lithgow Council is calling for applications for heritage grants to financially assist property owners in undertaking minor works to promote heritage values within Lithgow’s Heritage Conservation Areas.

The Lithgow Local Heritage Grants, jointly funded in partnership with the New South Wales government, aim to assist in improving the heritage values of structures and buildings within Lithgow’s Heritage Conservation Areas as listed in Council’s Local Environmental Plan 2014.

Property owners who meet the assessment criteria may be eligible for up to $2,000 of grant funding on a dollar-for-dollar basis for small projects.

“Council values the city’s rich history and works to ensure local heritage is valued and protected,” Lithgow City Mayor Maree Stratham said Tuesday.

“Lithgow is steeped in a rich and diverse history which is widely recognised and celebrated by our community. For anyone in the community who has been considering undertaking a small project to improve your streetscape, there is no better time than now” the mayor added.

Projects for grant funding should focus on external maintenance works that do not require a development application to be lodged and approved by Council.

(Pictured Main Street, Lithgow 1946 | Credit: Pinterest).