Heritage Conservation in Our Region
In recognition of its rich history and heritage, Council has listed a comprehensive range of locally and state significant heritage items to ensure their continued preservation. Council recognises more than 400 individually listed heritage items and four heritage conservation areas, located within the Gulgong, Mudgee and Rylstone urban areas. Each conservation area contains a unique blend of historic buildings, parks and trees, monuments and artefacts.
Local Heritage Grants 2020-21
Applications for Council's Local Heritage Grants open Friday 7 August. The grants are available to assist with small maintenance and conservation projects for significant buildings listed in heritage conservation areas.
Applications can be made for minor repairs and maintenance such as external painting, roofing, restoration of timber windows and awning replacement across heritage sites in the region.
Grants between $1,500 and $5,000 are available, with matched funding to be provided by the applicant. Any proposed works are to obtain appropriate approvals, and applicants are required to supply two quotes for the proposed work. Council currently recognises more than 450 individually listed heritage items and four heritgae conservation areas in the Mid-Western Region.
Applications close Friday 4 September 2020 and can be made on Council's website.
Snapshot Of Our Heritage Project
Council is proud to launch a new project to photograph and catalogue the region’s heritage buildings after securing a grant from the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage.
The six-month project will involve capturing historically and socially significant information through digital recordings.
As part of the project residents will be invited to share historical materials and records about a range of heritage sites.
This information will be catalogued and made available online for current and future generations and inform Council’s heritage management strategies.
The first Heritage Talk will be held at Kandos Library on Tuesday 11 December from 10am beginning with a project overview, followed by individual appointments with Council staff who will begin collating the information provided. A session will be held in Gulgong on Monday 11th February and in Mudgee on Monday 11th March 2019.
If you would like to contribute to the project, please make an appointment by phoning 6378 2850 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERITAGE TALKS SCHEDULE
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Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Monday, 11 February 2019
Monday, 11 March 2019
In the first instance Council's duty planner can assist with your enquiry.
If you are unable to attend Council's Mudgee Administration Building you may contact the Planning and Development Department on (02) 6378 2831, via email at email@example.com, or by mail marked to the attention of the Planning and Development Department - Mid-Western Regional Council PO Box 156 Mudgee NSW 2850.
NSW Heritage Office
NSW Heritage Office Grants
The Federal Department of Environment and Heritage