Managing heritage grants

The NSW Heritage Grants Program provides funding to owners, custodians, managers, communities and local government to assist with looking after heritage items.

Resources and templates

How to establish a heritage advisor service (143KB) will assist councils in establishing and running a heritage advisory service.

As a condition of heritage advisor funding, councils must prepare or update a heritage strategy to guide heritage management in their area. Recommendations for local government on heritage management (PDF 163KB) will assist councils to prepare their heritage strategy for 2014-17.

A selection of 2011-14 heritage strategies prepared for regional NSW councils are:

Councils must prepare an annual report on the implementation of their heritage strategy, using the updated template, at the end of each financial year.

The Heritage Branch has prepared summary heritage strategy annual reports for the following years from data collated from local councils participating in the heritage advisor program:

The following documents and templates will assist councils to prepare heritage planning studies:

Examples of good heritage development control plan studies:

Note: This information is provided for projects that have been approved for funding and have received and accepted a funding contract.