Heritage Near Me funded projects

This program recognises the importance of activating local heritage spaces and precincts to conserve their heritage significance.

The following projects have been supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage Near Me program. To view these projects on a map, or for more information about the funding opportunities, visit the Heritage Near Me incentives program page.

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Location Applicant Project title Funding allocated Brief Project Description Heritage item name
Bathurst SJ Birrell & GJ Deans Accessible public services for open-space entrance to Tremain's Public Museum & Mill Precinct $100,000 Construct accessible public services for the Australian Milling Museum and the Tremain's Mill complex that it is easily accessible from Keppel Street. Tremain's Mill, silos and Invincible sign
Bellingen Bellingen Shire Council Recapturing the Heritage of Bellingen Soldiers Memorial Hall $92,243 This project will renovate and reactivate the unused upstairs section of Bellingen Soldiers Memorial Hall and install interpretive signage downstairs to showcase the hall's extraordinary history. Soldiers Memorial Hall
Branxton DJ & CR & DJ Barnes Saving The Commercial Hotel Branxton-The Final Fitout $97,740 Adaptive reuse, upgrade and repair of the Commercial Hotel to create a vibrant emporium of accessible spaces. The hotel will live a new life and play host to many audiences through a variety of new and revitalised spaces such as a business hub, café, museum and gallery. Commercial Hotel Branxton
Canowindra John Holland Rail Pty Ltd Canowindra Railway Precinct: Activation, Interpretation and Conservation Project $85,000 Activation of a currently disused and at-risk heritage railway precinct: preliminary and first stage planning and works to be consistent with the masterplan and community vision for the place. Canowindra railway station, goods shed, signals, tanks and yard (AKA Canowindra Railway Precinct)
Cobar Cobar Shire Council Installation of an accessible ramp at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre $80,390 To construct a disabled access ramp and brick retaining wall to the Great Cobar Heritage Centre that is sympathetic to the historical nature of the museum, which includes our Visitor Information Centre. Great Cobar Heritage Centre
Crookwell Crookwell Hotel Pty Ltd Verandah Restoration Project $100,000 The reinstated verandah will be a new place for the public enjoyment of local heritage; it will increase community participation, enjoyment and well-being; and create new income streams for the hotel and the region. Commercial Hotel Crookwell
Darling Point Woollahra Municipal Council External restoration and conservation of the Drill Hall $100,000 External restoration and conservation of the Drill Hall, including structural timber, corrugated iron and windows repairs, storm water plumbing works, ventilation and bird proofing works, as well as external painting Sir David Martin Reserve - Drill Hall
Fairlight Northern Beaches Council Improving Physical and Digital Access to Historic Manly Cemetery $24,275 Replace outdated and disparate cemetery database records and  fragmented maps with an online deceased search including interactive digital mapping cross referenced to images of cemetery monuments for each grave site. Provide a self-guided historical tour of the cemetery downloadable to phone, tablet or hard copy. Manly Cemetery
Forbes Ke Wren and Mt Wren Celebrating a Forbes Shire Icon - Carrawobitty Homestead $100,000 This project will see the completion of a full restoration of the iconic Carrawobitty Homestead to ensure both continued public access and a bright future for the building. Carawobitty Homestead
Gladstone Kempsey Shire Council New awning and signage for Gladstone Hall and Community Art Gallery $14,205 Addition of new awning and gallery sign for Gladstone Youth and Community Centre to improve public access, safety and visibility of the local heritage building. Gladstone Youth and Community Centre (Gladstone Hall and Macleay Community Art Gallery)
Glen Innes Glen Innes & District Historical Society Land of the Beardies Museum Refurbishment $38,280 Repair, replacement and refurbishment of the museum building facade, including asbestos cladding removal. Land of the Beardies History House Museum & Research Centre
Hoskinstown University of Canberra Molonglo Radio Telescope Education Plan $27,852 Development and piloting of educational and Work Integrated Learning programs at the Molonglo Radio Telescope, using engagement with the scientific and social heritage of the 50-year-old Telescope to provide transformative education experiences for students from primary to tertiary age groups. Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope
Inverell The Trustee for Victoria House Unit Trust Restoration, adaption and reuse of the Historical former Sisters of Mercy Convent Inverell – Stage 2 $100,000 Construction of a disability access into the former Sisters of Mercy Convent Inverell necessary for activation and public access into the building. Sympathetic upgrade of the historical verandah to comply with the current Building Code of Australia. Sisters of Mercy Convent
Katoomba Blue Mountains City Council Pulpit Hill Precinct (including Explorers Tree) Interpretation Project $100,000 This Interpretation Project will ensure opportunities for community engagement, appreciation and enjoyment of the significant heritage values which are provided at Pulpit Hill, with a focus on conservation of the significance elements. Explorers Tree and Environs
Katoomba Mountain Culture Mountain Culture opens in heritage building on Parke St, Katoomba $100,000 Open up a heritage building to the public as a community space in Katoomba, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Blue Mountains, giving the town the opportunity to further cement itself as a tourist destination, with the building supported economically by a microbrewery, restaurant and art space. Mountain Culture Beer Co
Lismore Lismore City Council Bundjalung multi-arts project 'Talk to Me' $100,000 Utilising multiple heritage sites in the precinct the project will increase accessibility and visitation whilst showcasing a high calibre digital work that acknowledges the deep history of Bundjalung language, culture and story . Former Lismore High School
Lithgow Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum Incorporated LSAF General Machine Shop Building Renewal $100,000 Internal and external infrastructure works to the General Machine Shop Building which is currently disused. Infrastructure works for Stage 1 will include flooring, roofing (window and skylight repair/replacement), guttering repair, lighting, demolition of retrofitted offices and general cleaning. Small Arms Factory, Lithgow
Manly Northern Beaches Council Heritage Activation Masterplan for the Manly West Esplanade Maritime Precinct $100,000 Developing a masterplan for the West Esplanade Precinct Manly to rejuvenate, increase appreciation and visitation to the areas heritage and historical items, and includes a feasibility study for reinstating the boardwalk and harbour pool (c1931), and showcasing the Art Gallery façade (c1924). Harbour foreshores; Manly Cove amenities; park; Governor Phillip Monument
Morpeth Maitland City Council Morpeth Courthouse Interpretation project $80,000 This project relates to the preparation of a heritage interpretation strategy for the Morpeth Courthouse (Museum), associated detailed landscape design and implementation of works. Morpeth Courthouse
Mount Wilson Mount Wilson Study Centre Incorporated Restoration of Old Mt Wilson School $100,000 The undertaking of urgent structural repairs to conserve the historic buildings of the Old Mt Wilson School and to ensure safe public access and new adaptive uses as part of the Mt Wilson Community Precinct. Restoration works will provide increased community amenities and access to heritage space. Mount Wilson Study Centre
Murwillumbah Tweed Shire Council Revitalisation and Recognition for the Queen Street Amenities Block $30,000 The project seeks to restore and repurpose the redundant Queen Street Amenities Building (QSAB) to promote awareness of and appreciation of its heritage value within the context of the broader Murwillumbah Heritage Conservation Area, and create a useable community asset. Amenities Block
Muswellbrook Muswellbrook Shire Council Adaptive Reuse of Loxton House - Upper Hunter Innovation Hub $98,000 The project proposes the adaptive re-use of Loxton House to accommodate an Innovation Hub for commercial start-ups in the Upper Hunter in partnership with the University of Newcastle. The installation of a travelling lift will provide access to the upper section of the building. Loxton House
Nowra Shoalhaven City Council Nowra CBD Historical Walk – Historical interpretative signage and supporting documentation $30,751 Expanding the existing Historical Walk in Nowra CBD through the installation of interpretative signage. Installing interpretive signage accommodates a free learning experience where the signs provide historical information and insights to educate, create an experience and evoke a connection to location. The Bridge Hotel (and others)
Orange Orange City Council Mill and Verse; discovering the birthplace of Banjo Paterson $71,278 This project will reinvigorate Banjo Paterson Park through the provision of a toilet and picnic shelter, development of the Banjo Poetry Walk, improved interpretation, oral history recording of the site and engagement of the community and local schools in a public archaeological dig of the Narrambla Steam Flour Mill. Narrambla Templer’s Mill Ruins (including Banjo Paterson Memorial
Orange Orange City Council Cook Park Fernery $100,000 To restore, revitalise and update the Cook Park Fernery so that it may be used for the public in a variety of ways throughout the year. Proposed works will enhance the building while meeting current building standards, making the space safer, more accessible and more social. Cook Park
Queanbeyan The Trustee for Tripple F Trust The Queanbeyan Hive Gallery and Café $100,000 The Queanbeyan Hive project will realise the dream of the owners to turn a former private office space into a Hive of cultural activity for local artists, art-lovers, creatives and foodies. Weatherboard cottage
Rookwood Rookwood General Cemeteries Reserve Trust Grave Diggers Hut Conservation, Rookwood Necropolis $81,500 Conservation works to small timber pavilion constructed in the 1900’s and attributed to John Bursham Clamp. The pavilion was constructed as a rest house for grave diggers, funeral directors and hearse drivers before proceeding to the funeral site. Rookwood Cemetery
Tenterfield Steve Haslam Restore and Rejuvenate the Old Tenterfield Church and Hall for community use. $100,000 This project will restore and rejuvenate Church buildings and ground into a multi-functional community asset. Reinstatement and conservation of original features will also be undertaken as well as establishing a museum space for the public to celebrate and understand the church's role in this community. Uniting Church
Wauchope Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. History and Heritage on Wauchope Riverside Walk $93,064 To enhance the awareness and appeal of history and heritage along the Wauchope Riverside Walk by installation of solar lighting, interpretive signage, a monument, sculpture and artworks along the boardwalk, footpath, grassed areas, and on the abutment of the railway bridge underpass. Cameron Street Wharf, Hastings River , Wauchope
White Cliffs White Cliffs Solar Thermal Power Station Friends Incorporated The White Cliffs Project $59,590 The White Cliffs Project intends to undertake the conservation of this historic site which has been formally recognized by The Institution of Engineers Australia in 2006 as arguably the World’s First Commercial Solar Thermal Power Station. White Cliffs Solar Thermal Power Station
Woodford Blue Mountains City Council Woodford Reserve and Grounds – Interpretation, Access and Conservation $75,000 Woodford Reserve has significant Aboriginal, European, and landscape values. An interpretation of the Reserve and its immediate environs and conservation of its highly significant elements will shift perceptions of this place by providing appropriate access which has not been available. Woodford Reserve and Academy Archaeological Group
Wyndham Bega Valley Shire Council Pretty Point Bridge Truss Restoration, Conservation and Display Area $100,000 The 1896 Pretty Point Bridge trusses are currently remote from the heritage site and not publicly accessible. This project will return the trusses to the heritage place, to be secured, conserved, protected, and publicly displayed, so as not to preclude their future re-installation on the bridge. Pretty Point Bridge
Young Hilltops Council Carrington Park Revitalisation $96,900 This project will restore the Band Rotunda and White Memorial in Carrington Park, as well as improve access to and interaction through the upgrade of street access and pathways, seating and interpretive signage with improved landscaping to improve amenity and increase visitation. Carrington Park and Ripon Street Band Rotunda
Location Applicant Project title Funding allocated Project description Heritage item name
Adelong Snowy Valleys Council To construct a large shelter and replace smaller shelters for education and recreational purposes $66,067 To build an accessible large shelter to serve large school and coach groups, family gatherings, conduct heritage conservation workshops, Indigenous cultural and art days, and replace existing smaller shelters. Seating will be configured to accommodate large groups and help to facilitate teaching. All works will be undertaken by local trades. Adelong Falls Gold Processing Site
Armidale University of New England The Past In Your Palm: University of New England heritage audio-guides for public access, inclusion, and engagement $96,550 'The Past In Your Palm' project will develop an innovative and inclusive audio tour system that increases visitor engagement with the University of New England's historic Booloominbah House (1888), grounds, and extensive collections of cultural and scientific heritage. Booloominbah House and Grounds
Bella Vista The Hills Shire Council Interpreting Our Heritage $49,800 The design and implementation of a virtual interpretation application to allow heritage of 3 public parks to come to life and be accessible to everyone, including the state listed Bella Vista Farm and Heritage Park, Castle Hill. Bella Vista Farm Park, Heritage Park, Balcombe Heights Estate
Bellingen Bellingen Community Arts Council Incorporated The Old Bellingen Police Stables project $32,643 Adaptive re-use upgrade of the interior and repair of the exterior of the Old Stables building. The project will convert this historically interesting old building into a compact multi-use creative space accessible to the diverse range of the community and for visitors. Old Police Stables
Canowindra The CORRIDOR project BIG little histories of Canowindra $60,560 BIG – Little Histories of Canowindra is a singular, multi art-form event that interweaves 4 significant local histories in the regional NSW town of Canowindra, including Devonian fish, Aboriginal, agricultural, and bushranger history. It will culminate in a significant community celebration of the Canowindra Historical Societies 50-year Anniversary in 2017. Railway Station, goods shed, signals, tanks and yard
Castlecrag Willoughby City Council Haven Amphitheatre Castlecrag – stage replacement $100,000 New community performance stage to replace the old stage (now demolished) in the Haven Amphitheatre. The new stage will provide better access for performances, using cost-effective maintenance materials complying with the Building Code of Australia, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and Work Health & Safety requirements. Haven Amphitheatre
Central Tilba Central Tilba School of Arts Trust Inc. Central Tilba Hall acoustics upgrade $31,046 Installation of acoustic panelling in Central Tilba large hall (built 1911) to reduce reverberation time sufficiently to allow clear intelligibility of speech and usability of the hall as a multi-purpose venue. At present the utility of the hall is significantly impaired due to poor acoustics. School of Arts (large hall)
Chatswood West Friends of Lane Cove National Park Friends of Lane Cove National Park Restoration and adaptive reuse of Jenkins Cottage Kitchen in Lane Cove National Park $100,000 Restore Jenkin's Kitchen (c1855) for adaptive reuse as a cultural and natural heritage information hub within Lane Cove National Park (1 million visitors annually) showcasing the significance of this site (as part of the former homestead and farm) in the context of the broader park cultural and natural values. Jenkin's Kitchen (The site is listed on Office of Environment and Heritage s170 register)
Church Point Northern Beaches Council Improving access and interaction with the historic Church Point Cemetery $100,000 This project will improve access to and interaction with the historic Church Point Cemetery (c1872) through the upgrade of the street access and pathway, the installation of a viewing platform, seating and interpretive signage with improved landscaping to improve amenity and increase visitation. Church Point Cemetery
Double Bay Woollahra Municipal Council Restoration of St Brigid's into a community art gallery $100,000 This project will see the restoration of St Brigid's to ensure community access to this heritage building. It involves the Installation of an accessible passenger lift to provide access to the proposed community art gallery. St Brigid's
Forbes Forbes and District Historical Society Incorporated Building the capacity of the Forbes Museum $64,215 This project will see the installation of a new elevator at the Forbes Museum. Several non-structural walls on the first floor will be removed by volunteers from the Forbes Historical Society to create a new display area increasing the Museums floor space by 30%. Forbes Museum
Forbes Forbes Jockey Club Forbes Racecourse renewal $100,000 Remedial work will be undertaken to the Grandstand at the Forbes Racecourse to allow public access. Forbes Racecourse Grandstand
Gooloogong Gooloogong Log Cabin Inc More good times for everyone on the kitchen menu $100,000 A new kitchen wing will replace the current fire damaged kitchen with a new kitchen compliant with building, access and food regulations, and incorporate a change room for stage performances. Overall the appearance of the hall will be restored and use of the Log Cabin will be increased. Gooloogong Log Cabin
Goulburn Goulburn Mulwaree Council Goulburn Region Performing Arts Centre $100,000 Goulburn's historic former Town Hall will be revitalised as a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre, returning this iconic building to the centre of Goulburn's civic life. The EC Manfred designed 1887 building will be conserved and a contemporary extension added to accommodate an auditorium, event space, full theatre services and café. Goulburn Town Hall (former)
Grenfell Weddin Shire Council Interpreting Grenfell's two main streets $10,285 Research, develop and install 15 interpretive signs across Grenfell's 2 main streets. Signs will explain the built heritage and history of historic buildings. A brochure, with map, will be produced to provide additional context on the streetscape. This project will lengthen the stay of visitors, contributing to the visitor economy. Grenfell Conservation Area
Harden Nina Horton Upgrading accessibility of 1880's Arts Council building $96,096 Public access to the Murrumburrah Court House is greatly compromised as the original timber floor is in a state of disrepair. It is unsafe due to dry rot and termites. This project will allow for the floorboards to be repaired to their original condition to ensure continued maximum usage. Murrumburrah Court House
Hay Hay Shire Council Accessing Historic Sewerage Treatment Works $74,735 Revitalisation and landscaping of the Hay Historical Sewerage Treatment Works to allow the public to view and learn about the Innovative 1900's engineering undertaken by NSW Public Works in the construction of the second town sewerage plant in New South Wales. Sewerage Treatment Works
Holsworthy Moorebank Heritage Group Inc Centenary Commemorations – former Harris Creek Military Rail Bridge $29,690 To increase the knowledge, understanding, significance and awareness of the former Liverpool to Holdsworthy Military Railway and the Holdsworthy Internment Camp, through commemorating the centenary of the construction of the Harris Creek Rail Bridge in 1917. This involves installation of interpretative signage and hosting a Centenary Commemoration event. Holsworthy pedestrian bridge (former railway bridge)
Jerilderie Murrumbidgee Council The Willows Art and Cultural Centre $90,000 The refurbished Willows museum will become a hub for activities and exhibitions, engaging artists and artisans across Murrumbidgee Council area. The Willows Arts and Cultural Centre will also provide a public space for showcasing local Indigenous culture. At present, there is no dedicated gallery/arts/performance space in the Murrumbidgee area. Willows Museum
Junee Junee Shire Council Broadway Museum – Exhibition Space Expansion Project $45,445 The project involves the major refurbishment and renovation of key exhibition spaces and the installation of a new exhibition space at the Broadway Museum in Junee. These spaces are used to exhibit historical information and material with a link to Junee's unique railway, industrial and farming heritage. Former Broadway Hotel
Lawrence Lawrence Public Hall Reserve Trust Hall Kitchen renovation $23,398 Renovate old existing kitchen to modern standards. School of Arts Building
Lowanna Glenreagh Mountain Railway Inc. Inspection of Little Nymboida River timber bridge $11,160 Engage a qualified bridge engineer to carry out an inspection and prepare a report on the condition of the Little Nymboida River underbridge on the Glenreagh to Dorrigo railway. Little Nymboida River timber bridge
Marrickville Inner West Council Marrickville Town Hall Accessibility Upgrade $100,000 Marrickville Town Hall is used for community activities and houses a library on the lower level. Council plans to install an elevator to enable access to and between the different levels. This will improve accessibility throughout the building to the general public and venue hirers. Marrickville Town Hall, including interiors
Murwillumbah The Citadel Murwillumbah Capital Works to provide universal access to The Murwillumbah Citadel Arts Centre $100,000 Significant capital works will improve, preserve and maintain The Citadel arts space. Bringing the building and site up to current building codes will ensure universal access to a community-suited arts venue for Murwillumbah. The Citadel-The Former Salvation Army Building
Naradhan G.I Brooks & M.G Brooks & T.S Brooks Naradhan Woolshed: Opening the door to a western NSW treasure $76,393 Ensuring the historical and cultural significance of the Naradhan Woolshed is preserved and imbedded into the fabric of the community. While facilitating safe, easy access to the woolshed for all members of the public by building the capacity of the shed to meet the community's needs. Naradhan Woolshed
Newcastle Newcastle Maritime Museum Society Inc. Re-Animation of the Newcastle Maritime Centre Museum $64,820 The Re-Animation project using a 360o-3D virtual reality exhibit will bring in a new generation of visitors to the Newcastle Maritime Centre Museum. It aims to bring new visitors and increase visitation by 25% to activate this local heritage item (Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) I389). No. 1 Lee Wharf Building A
Newcastle East Newcastle Business Improvement Association Inc. Nobbys Headland and Lighthouse – a sustainable, accessible, interpretation site for Newcastle $39,000 Nobbys Lighthouse Headland is Newcastle's highest (literally) and most visible community icon, signalling our heritage in indigenous culture, and coal, convict and maritime histories. Our project will help plan income generation and re-investment, define important themes and activation options (consulting with key story-owners), and plan flexible interpretive spaces. Nobbys Lighthouse Headland
Orange Orange City Council Blowes Conservatory enhancement project $100,000 To revitalise the Blowes Conservatory so that it may be used as exhibition space for additional static displays during the period that it is currently closed and empty. Works proposed will enhance the building while meeting current building standards, making the space safer, more accessible and more social. Cook Park
Scone Upper Hunter Shire Council Old Court Theatre – stage 2 $98,700 The Old Court Theatre will be revitalised and open for business with internal toilets (with disabled access) and air conditioning ensuring the building is accessible to all users regardless of the season. Old Court Theatre
Springdale Temora Shire Council 'Springdale Boys – Giving Them a Voice' – Springdale War Memorial Precinct $32,470 The project seeks to build on the Centenary of WW1 through making the Springdale War Memorial Hall into an accessible and sustainable keeping place for the memories and the voicing of the stories of those who served from the Springdale-Temora region through a digital presentation. War Memorial
Sydenham Inner West Council St Peters Town Hall Accessibility Upgrade 100,000 St Peters Town Hall is used for community activities and houses a library on the ground level. Council plans to install an elevator to enable access to and between the different levels. This will improve accessibility throughout the building to the general public and venue hirers. St Peters Town Hall, including interiors
Tatham David Stringer and Samantha Yandell The Old Church Estate $100,000 The Old Church Estate project will carry out renovations and sympathetic development to activate a Local Heritage Listed former church, bringing it back into public use as an accessible community facility, site of public interest, wedding and business event location, educational facility, exhibition hall, music recital and gallery space. Tatham Church, former
Tenterfield Lingline Pty Ltd Keba (c1858) renovation into Rosenhof Heritage Café with Museum, Gallery, Store, Garden and Events Facility $91,130 This project will contribute to the adaptive reuse of the former c1858 Keba House, Tenterfield's First Bank into a vibrant heritage asset. The renovations will transform Keba House into the Rosenhof Heritage Café, Gallery, Museum, Store and Heritage Garden showcasing the experiences and cuisine of German settlers in the region. KEBA House former AJS Bank
Tenterfield Tenterfield Isolation Ward Restoration Group Inc. The Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918-19 and the Tenterfield hospital Isolation Ward $90,090 The vision is to restore and adapt this former isolation ward, designed for victims of the Spanish flu in 1918, into a state of the art museum and education centre. Our community, school children, and visitors, will be informed and educated about an important part of Tenterfield's and Australia's medico-social history. Former Isolation Ward, Tenterfield Hospital
Trundle Trundle and District Progress Association Restoration of the Trundle Hotels Balcony $100,000 The remaining 60 metres of unrestored balcony of the Trundle Hotel will be fully restored. A wrecked unit on the first floor of the Trundle Hotel will be restored and used to support an artist in residency program. Trundle Hotel
Tweed Heads West Tweed Regional Museum (Tweed Shire Council) Tweed Regional Museum Tweed Heads precinct redevelopment $31,549 Reinterpretation of three historic buildings at Tweed Regional Museum Tweed Heads. The buildings represent key themes associated with the Tweed Shire and border region. Interpretation will focus on heritage values; reconnecting the buildings with previous locations and functions; accessible visitor experiences, and attracting new audiences. Boyd's Shed; Deck House; Courthouse
Uki Uki Public Hall and Recreation Reserve Trust Uki Hall Stage Restoration $12,000 Restoring the stage in the Uki Hall through replacing asbestos sheets, repairing aged timbers, repainting, rewiring and restoring historical artwork. Uki Hall
Wilcannia Central Darling Shire Council Spectacular Landmark Post Office at Historic Bridge River Crossing $100,000 Verandah revival upgrade to the Wilcannia Post Office, located in the centre of outback Wilcannia, which forms part of an important heritage precinct, occupying a prominent corner site. The works will facilitate this building becoming a community and visiting professional facility, and upgrade a deteriorated heritage building. Wilcannia Post Office
Yass Trustees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Hartigan Centre activation $94,727 Adapting an abandoned building for use by students from the Goulburn Conservatorium of Music, providing an historic venue for cultural activities (music, poetry, song and drama) which are already an integral part of Yass and district for the residents of Yass Valley Shire and the neighbouring Hill Tops Shire. Convent of Mercy, Mt Carmel Complex
Location Applicant Project title Funding allocated Project description Heritage item name
Balranald, NSW Balranald Shire Council Balranald Discovery Centre Precinct and Heritage Trail Project $58,632 To preserve the integrity of three buildings of significant historic interest located on the perimeter and grounds of Balranald's tourism precinct, The Balranald Discovery Centre. These three buildings are part of a Heritage Trail that is being developed incorporating other local and regional heritage buildings and sites to help build tourism and grow the visitor economy within the Balranald Shire. Heritage Park Precinct
Bathurst, NSW Bathurst Regional Council Interpretation of Kings Parade $20,000 Interpretation signage of Kings Parade highlighting the history and importance of the place and its memorials. Kings Parade Group (Part of Bathurst Town Square)
Bathurst, NSW XJS World Pty Ltd Crago Mill Bathurst $82,000 Crago Mill, built 1906, is an impressive and dominant industrial building forming a key part of the `Railway and Milltown' heritage precinct on the eastern edge of the Bathurst central business district. The Mill today is a multi-user property attracting a growing visitor audience and promises to become a major attraction and destination for Bathurst and the Central West. Crago Mill
Bega, NSW Old Bega Hospital Reserve (R.180050) Trust Old Bega Hospital restoration preparatory work $100,000 Provide professional assistance to develop and document the case for restoration of the Old Bega Hospital as a regional community and cultural centre for the Bega region. Old Bega Hospital (main building and outbuildings)
Berridale, NSW Tracey Southam Crozier Science and Heritage Museum $16,341 The School Community of Berridale Public School wishes to establish a Science and Heritage Museum. The building, on the school site, would be set up as a self-guided Museum focusing on Geological, Biological, Physical and Agricultural Sciences and Taxonomy of the Plant and Animal Kingdoms. It will also house the local history of Berridale Public School. Berridale Public School
Branxton, NSW Branxton Greta Business Chamber Incorporated Branxton Heritage Walk $16,881 Our historical walk will identify buildings of significance located in the main streets of Branxton known as Maitland Road or The Old New England Highway, Clift Street and John Rose Avenue. The walk will be traced using cast bronze plaques to be inserted into the existing pedestrian pavement outside fifteen historical sites and listed landmarks accredited by Cessnock City Council in the Branxton Historical and Commercial Precinct. Support information for the walk will be provided by booklets and an app that can be downloaded to mobile devices. Various
Broken Hill, NSW Mandy Nelson The Grand Heritage Courtyard Project $99,956 Transform a neglected area of a heritage building into an art, community and education centre. Grand Private Hotel
Cessnock, NSW Cessnock City Council Kitchener Poppethead Heritage Park Plan of Management, Conservation Plan and Masterplan $40,000 The project involves the preparation of a suite of documents to comprehensively plan for the conservation, management and development of Kitchener Poppethead Heritage Park, NSW. Collieries of the South Maitland Coalfields/Greta Coal Measures
Church Point, NSW Northern Beaches Council Improving access to the Historic Church Point General Store and Post Office $100,000 This project will protect and improve public interaction to the historic general store and wharf that has been the community hub since settlement in the area in the mid-1800s. Church Point Post Office and Store
Coonabarabran, NSW Maria Rickert Redevelopment of the Historic Royal Hotel Coonabarabran $100,000 A 7-stage development of the Royal Hotel Coonabarabran including complete renovation and refurbishment of the Royal Hotel, rejuvenation and enhancement of the historical aspects of the hotel, construction of a Café, a MicroBrewery, restaurant, Laundromat and complete renovation of the hotel's accommodation units to allow wheelchair access. Royal Hotel Coonabarabran
Corunna, NSW Uniting Church Mt Dromedary &ndash: Corunna Cemetery Committee Corunna Cemetery Project $11,941 Conservation, interpretation and promotion of Corunna Cemetery to enhance visitation to the site and provide an additional tourist product to the Tilba region. Corunna Cemetery
Cowra, NSW Lachlan Valley Railway Society Co-operative Limited A Welcome to Cowra's Rail Heritage – Revitalising the entrance to Cowra Locomotive Depot. $53,730 The project will revitalise the entrance to the Lachlan Valley Railway Heritage Centre at Cowra Locomotive Depot by transforming an underutilised storage area into a vibrant train shed, designed to protect and showcase parts of the Lachlan Valley Railway collection with links to Cowra's railway story. It will provide an appealing introduction to the site leading visitors on a path of exploration through an authentic 1920s industrial heritage precinct. Cowra Railway Station and Yard Group
Gosford, NSW Central Coast Council Gosford CBD Interpretation Strategy $100,000 The Gosford CBD Interpretation Strategy will provide a framework and recommendations to bring the heritage and history of Gosford to life with a focus on heritage, cultural tourism and urban renewal. Primarily Mann Street Gosford
Gundagai, NSW Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council Old Gundagai Gaol Masterplan and Moonlite Display $87,605 This project will create a Masterplan for the Old Gundagai Gaol, building on the Conservation Management Plan undertaken in 2012 and detailing a vision for tourism and community use of the 1859 complex of buildings. A removable interpretive display on Captain Moonlite will be developed in the infirmary building. Gundagai Gaol (Former)
Inverell, NSW Mark Davis McNeil and Carol Ann McNeil Conserving Heritage at Premier Farmhouse, Inverell $100,000 The project focuses on restoring heritage at a 2-storey timber building known in Inverell CBD, known as Premier Farmhouse. Works will include construction of a covered walkway and access ramp, reinstatement of the heritage awning according to archive photos and installation of a mural and display of moveable heritage that tells the story of the Inverell community. Premier Farmhouse
Jugiong, NSW The Trustee for the Wodalla Trust Jugiong Cobb and Co. Stable Ruins Reconstruction $100,000 The project involves the reconstruction of 1845 stable ruins to re-create a visually appealing building consistent with old photographs. The intention is to use as much of the original materials as possible in returning the ruins to their original appearance. The forecourt of the stable building will showcase the techniques used in reconstructing the building the precinct shared with the Sir George Tavern (1852) will provide a location for educational events. Stables (Former) Ruin
Leeton, NSW Leeton Shire Council Leeton Roxy Community Theatre Scoping Study $33,250 To engage a skilled consultant to develop a scoping study to determine direction and staging of works to reactivate the State heritage listed Leeton Roxy Community Theatre in consultation with user groups and the community. Roxy Community Theatre
Leeton, NSW Leeton Shire Council Lyrics, Landscapes and Lintels – Developing Leeton's Historic Sense of Place $84,500 Promote public access to the history of Leeton Shire through the location, design and construction of civic art heritage interpretative stations showcasing stories related to the landscape, lintels and lyric heritage of Leeton. Leeton Yanco and Whitton Heritage Conservation Areas
Lithgow, NSW City of Lithgow Council Eskbank Voices – Sharing the stories of Eskbank House $63,047 The Eskbank Voices Project aims to engage visitors to Eskbank House and Museum through a variety of innovative experiences and improved infrastructure. Mary's Garden involves the recreation of the earliest kitchen garden at the house and the installation of disability compliant access via the paths through the garden. The garden will also be used as an extension of the museum telling the stories of the women who lived in the house. Eskbank House
Lucknow, NSW Orange City Council Activating the Reform Mine, Lucknow $19,000 The entire village of Lucknow is a rare and largely intact mining landscape uniquely sighted on the Mitchell Highway. The project will expose the Reform Mine Site's mining remnants and light the poppet head frame. Reform Mine
Maitland, NSW Maitland City Council Poverty and Prosperity Central Maitland Interpretation Plan activation $100,000 Implementation of the Poverty and Prosperity theme identified in the Central Maitland Interpretation Plan through creative installations, supporting activities, online resources, printed collateral and infrastructure that will activate two laneways and selected sites around The Levee lifestyle precinct. Central Maitland Conservation Area
Manly, NSW Northern Beaches Council Heritage on your Doorstep $36,800 Connecting the new Northern Beaches Council, we plan to activate and showcase three Local Environmental Plan listed heritage areas through onsite events, a curated art exhibition and the publication of a catalogue as a legacy item. Manly Pier (former Fun Pier), Manly Wharf East and West Esplanades, Fisherman's Hut including winches and remnant vegetation
Marrickville, NSW Addison Rd Centre for the Arts, Culture, Community and Environment Sounds, Steps and Stories: Addison Road Heritage Trail - Access path and audio stories $95,325 A 5-step project to increase visitor numbers, diversity of access and appreciation of heritage at Addison Road Community Centre, local heritage item no. I66 in the Marrickville Local Environmental Plan. Addison Rd Community Centre
Moama, NSW Murray River Council Conservation and adaptive re-use of Captain's Cottage $91,016 Refurbishment and remedial works will be undertaken at Moama's Captain's Cottage, as per the 2014 Captain's Cottage Conservation Management Plan and accompanying engineer's structural defects report. The project will include the adaptive re-use of the cottage. Former river captain's cottage
Mona Vale, NSW Northern Beaches Council Mona Vale Cemetery Historical Walking Tour $20,000 A project to develop a self-guided walking tour of the Mona Vale Cemetery (Est 1905) focusing on approximately 40 local identities and/or features of significance within the cemetery. Mona Vale General Cemetery
Moruya, NSW Moruya and District Historical Society Incorporated Preserving Moruya's Heritage through better public access and volunteer support $40,843 The Moruya Museum is housed in a heritage-listed terrace house made of locally made bricks. The steep stairs, narrow hallways, poor lighting and limited storage, typical features of a Victorian terrace, severely limit the Historical Society's ability to provide an engaging museum experience that is accessible to all. Emmott House
Murwillumbah, NSW K G Rippin & Associates Pty Ltd Regent Cinema Terrace Roof $54,000 The Regent Cinema has a large foyer on the second floor which functions as a meeting area and community space during special events. There is a large second floor terrace adjoining the foyer, which is uncovered. This project is directed towards providing an all-weather cover for the terrace. The Regent Cinema
Narooma, NSW Narooma School of Arts and Soldiers War Memorial Hall Incorporated Upgrade and enhance the iconic Narooma School of Arts Hall $95,820 This project targets three issues to improve community access, enjoyment and participation in arts and cultural activities in our community-owned Hall. It will enhance the community's appreciation of the Hall's heritage. Narooma Soldiers' Memorial School of Arts
Rockdale, NSW Rockdale City Council Rockdale Public Buildings and Urban Landscapes Interpretation Plan $99,800 The Interpretation Plan will provide the tools to bring to life Rockdale's publicly owned local heritage buildings and landscapes. It will make these places accessible, meaningful and memorable, and establish the important connections with a 'sense of place'. Various
Temora, NSW Temora Shire Council Temora Railway Precinct – Pardey's Flour Mill and former Locomotive Depot and Roundhouse Interpretative Walk $53,500 To develop an interpretative walk linking the Local Heritage Item of Pardey's Flour Mill with the location of the former Temora Railway Station Roundhouse and Depot. This site will link directly with the recently restored Temora Railway Station building and platform, which is a State Heritage Item, to provide visitors to the site with an enhanced understanding of the role of the precinct in grain receival, processing and transport, and the maintenance, supply, support and upkeep of steam locomotives from 1913 until the 1960s. Temora Railway Station and Pardey's Flour Mill
Wagga Wagga, NSW Wagga Wagga City Council The Hampden Bridge Legacy Project $81,200 The project will reimagine the story of the Hampden Bridge. It will allow the community be immersed in the structure, the history and the way the bridge was woven into the fabric of the city of Wagga Wagga. The Hampden Bridge
Warragamba, NSW WSNC Inc. Silverdale Progress Hall Refurbishment $100,000 To repair and upgrade the historic hall so it can once again be used for local community events. Silverdale Progress Hall will be refreshed and restored to an important position of the Wollondilly area. It will become a meeting place and venue for the enjoyment of everyone. Silverdale Progress Hall
Wilcannia, NSW Anthony Thomas Pease Rich and Co. Bond Store $31,086 This project is to complete the structural work necessary to make the front area of the ground floor of the Rich and Company Bond Store safe and secure for public access. This will enable it to be used as a display area for the Wilcannia and District Historical Society, Western Heritage Group Inc., local historical photographs, some art works and other items for that too large to be permanently displayed elsewhere in town. Rich and Co. Warehouse
Wilcannia, NSW Andrew Stacey Queens Head Wilcannia – River Meeting Gallery $84,800 The River Meeting Gallery project will repurpose this heritage pub into a contemporary flexible community and visitor cultural facility, and revitalise a deteriorated near derelict heritage building. An imaginative mix of activities will adapt to changing community needs and constantly refresh the space. Old Queens Head Hotel
Wingham, NSW Mid-coast Council Restoration of Wingham Library $70,584 Wingham Library is an important community facility that is currently underutilised, due to the poor condition of the painting, the timber flooring at the main entrance, the external window sills and the lack of seating in front of the library. These restoration works will reactivate unused sections of the library, revitalise the children's reading section, provide seating options for residents, and improve the structure and aesthetic value of the external window sills. Wingham Library, former Offices of Council and School of Arts building
Wyong, NSW Central Coast Council The Culture Cart $65,000 The Culture Cart, a museum on wheels, is devised as a means of taking our heritage and history and making it more accessible to a broader sector of the community. The cart will be self-contained, manoeuvrable, and easy to install so that it can be taken to open days, community festivals, markets, schools, and Council engagement sessions. Heritage items and Historic Themes
Location Applicant Project title Funding allocated Anticipated savings Heritage item name
Sydney Linkbond Asia Ltd Energy Efficiency Upgrade for the Grace Hotel $100,000 The project will save 553MWh (megawatt hours) per year electricity or $107,000.00 per year, and save 586 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year. Grace Building
Sydney The National Trust of Australia (NSW) Energy Efficiency upgrade of Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) System $64,215 The project is expected to provide an annual saving of $21,096, 88.7MWh of electricity, 301.5GJ (gigajoules) of natural gas and 105 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reductions annually. National Trust Centre
Newcastle Cedtoy Pty Limited Upgrade air conditioning systems throughout the T&G Building $100,000 The project is expected to provide an energy reduction in electricity of approximately 96,500kWh per year and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of approximately 68 tonnes per year. T & G Mutual Life Assurance Building
Sydney Royal Automobile Club of Australia Energy Efficiency Upgrade $50,000 The project will deliver $80,514 saving per year, reduce electricity consumption by 251MWh per year and gas consumption 582MJ (megajoule) per year. Royal Automobile Club
Sydney Great Southern Hotel Air-conditioning upgrade Great Southern Hotel $100,000 The project is expected to provide annual savings of $98,000 and 61MWh of electricity. The Great Southern Hotel
Newcastle Newcastle City Council Lighting Upgrade $50,000 It is estimated that the lighting upgrade will reduce electricity consumption by 45.2MWh annually, carbon emissions by 47.5 tonnes annually and reduce energy and maintenance costs by $11,522 each year. Civic Railway Workshops Group



Project title

Funding allocated

Project description


S.J Birrell & G.J Deans

Tremain’s Community Governed Australian Milling Museum


This project will establish Australia’s first national milling museum founded on NSW milling heritage and residing in the restored Tremain’s Mill heritage complex 7-11 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW.


G and M Kroon

Bowral New Empire Cinema restoration and heritage seminar series


This project will deliver important maintenance work on the New Empire Cinema in Bowral and a series of heritage information sessions for the community of Wingecarribee region.

Broken Hill

Gary Goyne

Pirie Chambers Historic Skills Training and Frontage Upgrade


To provide valuable learning opportunities for tradespeople in Broken Hill through a real-life conservation and repair project at Pirie Chambers. Participants will gain experience in specialist skills such as lime rendering, masonry and carpentry skills, roofing repairs and diagnostics, which can then be applied to future heritage projects in Broken Hill.

Glen Innes

Holy Trinity Anglican Church - Glen Innes

Holy Trinity Anglican Church Conservation and Demonstration project


This project is a collaboration between the Anglican Parish of Glen Innes and Glen Innes Severn Shire Council. The project will repair the roof of the Holy Trinity Church at Glen Innes, and provide a full-day training workshop on site to provide skills to local heritage item owners/managers and tradespeople.


Celebrate Goulburn Group Inc.

Our Living History Event, Goulburn 2018


The aim of the Our Living History Event is to showcase Goulburn's many heritage icons. A number of heritage sites will come alive, connecting locals and visitors with the living heritage of Goulburn. The event aims to develop the community’s understanding of Goulburn’s diverse past and assist in supporting sustainable futures for this heritage by encouraging visitation and community pride in local heritage.


Cast Net Productions

Bike Town - a community engagement and multi-media project and exhibition


Bike Town is a collaboration between Cast Net Productions and Grafton Regional Gallery that will capture, share and preserve Grafton's long cycling history through four components: an animation film; a program of community engagement and artists’ residency; a multi-media exhibition, and; a launch event and artists' talk to connect communities and heritage.


Hawkesbury City Council

Hawkesbury Community Heritage Study


The development of a Hawkesbury Heritage Study and Inventory Sheets will aim to provide an overall Local Government Area Heritage Study for the Hawkesbury. The Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee and Working Group will work with community to identify opportunities, challenges and priorities for future heritage management, and identify what actions should be taken to continue to conserve, promote and manage the City’s heritage assets.



Hawkesbury LGA – Privately Owned Heritage Remediation (Stage 1): Schedule of Remediation Works


This project is the first of two-stages that accommodates 25 individual Expressions of Interest received from heritage property owners in the Hawkesbury Local Government area.  Stage 1 involves the preparation of a Schedule of Remediation Works to encompass required works and training for the 25 heritage property owners.


Hawkesbury City Council

Community Conservation of the Historic Cemeteries of the Hawkesbury LGA


This project is for the conservation and management of historic cemeteries across the Hawkesbury area and creates an opportunity for the local community to actively participate in the management, research and conservation of the cemeteries through workshops, hands on heritage trades training, and the development of interpretative signage.


Dr Alison Wain - University of Canberra

Molonglo Radio Telescope: a heritage and education partnership


This project will foster new avenues for public access and engagement with the 50-year­old Molonglo Radio Telescope, developing it into a centre for transformative encounters with science, the humanities and the physical world.


Pioneer Museum and Historical Society

Restoration of Jindera Blacksmith Stables


This project seeks to restore and reinstate the Stable and Blacksmith Shop (est. 1860’s), which are located within the historic precinct of Jindera. Once reinstated, it will be used by a blacksmith and farrier who will showcase their craft to visitors.


Thomas Fitzgerald, on behalf of Kyogle and District Historical Society

Kyogle History Museum project


The Kyogle History Museum project will ensure that the Historical Society have the support to plan for their new museum by working with a museum specialist to review collections, develop interpretation and display options, and archiving solutions.

Little Hartley

Nick di Falco

Moyne Farm Cemetery – Conservation planning, site works and supporting visitor access in partnership with the National Trust Lithgow Branch


Set within the historic Moyne Farm cemetery (c.1826) in Little Hartley, this project has three objectives. These include the completion of essential monument repairs, erecting site fencing, developing a conservation management strategy and repair specification, and developing a plan with the Lithgow Branch of the National Trust to provide ongoing public access and interpretation of the cemetery.


Nambucca Shire Council

Macksville Bridge – Brightening the future, highlighting our heritage


This project connects people to the regional heritage significance of the bridge through new interpretations, streetscape improvements and bridge illuminations. It will achieve this through the design and installation of lighting that will highlight the bridge’s form and structure and illuminate the entries to the bridge.


Moulamein Community Development Incorporated

Moulamein Heritage Village Hub


This project is for the first stage of a community based venture that will establish a Moulamein Heritage Village Hub to showcase the township, surrounding district, tell its stories and contribute to a thriving local community. The Moulamein Heritage Village Hub project has been developed in partnership with Murray River Council and will become an orientation point for visitors, and a place for the conservation, protection and interpretation of local heritage assets that reflect the diverse history of the village.


Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council

Yuin Djama Dhugan – 360 video production and training project


Yuin Djama Dhugan is an immersive story-telling project utilising 360 video technology. The project principles are respect, sharing Aboriginal culture and identity. Five stories will be produced that capture the heart of the landscape, the people and the heritage sites of the Shoalhaven region.


The Agricultural Scientific Collections Trust

Imaging of scientifically and historically significant specimens and archives of the NSW Biosecurity Collections


This project will create digital images of the NSW Biosecurity Collections Trust's biosecurity, agricultural and local heritage items. This will help the Trust share their story, whilst reflecting and sharing on the changes in the sector, rural communities, and practices over the past 130 years. A collaboration with Orange Regional Museum and Gallery will provide exhibition space and advice and assistance from museum professionals.


The Robertson Shed Inc

Robertson Community Information Centre and Heritage Trail enhancement


This project will see the completion of the Community Information Centre (CIC) in the village of Robertson. The CIC will provide a focus for community pride as it presents a narrative about the natural, Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal heritage of the village and surrounding area. It will also enhance the existing Robertson Heritage Trail through development of content for the Heritage Near Me app.


Aboriginal Heritage Office

Coastal Erosion Aboriginal Sites Strategy, Northern Sydney


To provide a regional Aboriginal heritage coastal erosion management strategy for northern Sydney to prioritise detailed recording, monitoring, management and salvage options of vulnerable sites and to further engage the local community in the rich Aboriginal heritage of their local area. Sites will be recorded using traditional methods as well as examining options for 3D laser scanning, 360 degree recording and the use of drones for aerial imagery.


Janine Roberts, Taree

Love heritage, why not?


This project creates opportunities for the community to actively participate in preserving their own local heritage. It equips community members, including students, with specific skills to research and write their own heritage stories which will then be published on a website. A heritage event during the year will provide an opportunity to create awareness and deepen understanding of the region's unique and diverse local heritage.


St Stephens Presbyterian Church

Tenterfield Presbyterian Church revitalisation and community education project


This project is a unique collaboration between the Tenterfield Presbyterian Church, Tenterfield Shire Council, and Tenterfield High School (2018 school year). The project involves the repair of the church to allow it to be re-opened, and provides onsite educational opportunities for Year 11 students at Tenterfield High School. Tenterfield Council will offer practical workshops to owners/managers of local heritage items using the church as a case study.


Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Wallendbeen strategic heritage study and King Street revitalisation project


This three stage project will revitalise the Wallendbeen Heritage Conservation Area along a military service theme. Through community consultation, this project will develop a strategic heritage study of Wallendbeen, design of a streetscape plan for the revitalisation and activation of the King Street precinct, and create six stories for the Heritage Near Me app.

Waverley LGA

Waverley Council

Waverley architectural styles and urban typologies mapping


This project identifies the urban typologies and architectural styles of the Waverley Local Government Area to create a comprehensive database of existing and potential future local heritage. The objective is to influence the ongoing management of Council's heritage items and integrate strategic knowledge into the planning framework.

West Wallsend

Lake Macquarie City Council

West Wallsend Heritage Management Framework - A Vision for the Future that Celebrates the Past


This project will develop a plan for the West Wallsend Heritage Conservation Area that will guide Council's approach to the heritage significance of the village over the next 10-15 years. The project is to incorporate a streetscape plan for the revitalisation of the commercial precinct, including a pedestrian access and mobility plan. A multi-disciplinary team of heritage, planning/urban design and landscape architecture professionals will be engaged to deliver the project under the guidance of Council.


Ms Jen Dixon

Keera Vale verandah reinstatement project & TAFE student heritage skills training


This project is a collaboration between owners of Keera Vale house, Wollongong City Council and Illawarra TAFE to reinstate the original verandahs on the heritage house. A collaboration with Illawarra TAFE will provide Building and Construction students with practical experience of working with heritage buildings. Knowledge of local heritage values will be increased through inclusion of Keera Vale in Wollongong Heritage trail.