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The aim of the Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund is to encourage the conservation of Heritage Items in the City of Ryde.
The Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund provides support to owners of listed items of local heritage and properties identified as Contributory Items in Heritage Conservation Areas, by offering a financial grant to facilitate and offset costs associated with undertaking repairs, maintenance and conservation works.
Council invited those who are eligible to apply by Thursday, 31 March 2022.
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The funding program is available to residential properties which are either items of local heritage significance or identified as ‘contributory items’ in Heritage Conservation Areas that are listed on Schedule 5 of the Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014 (Ryde LEP 2014).
Preference is given to applicants who have not received funding through the Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund within the last 3 years.
Check that your property is a listed heritage item or situated within a HCA. See Schedule 5 of the Ryde LEP 2014.
Council’s Heritage Advisor can be contacted for assistance to identify whether your property is considered a contributory item to a HCA.
The maximum funding available to successful Applicants for any one application / property is $15,000.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must demonstrate consistency with the following eligibility criteria:
All works must involve the conservation or restoration of a residential heritage item, listed on Schedule 5 of the Ryde LEP 2014 and/or identified as a contributory item in a HCA.
All works must demonstrate compliance with the provisions of Ryde LEP 2014, specifically, clause 5.10 Heritage Conservation.
The works must be undertaken in accordance with a valid development consent (DA) or a Minor Works Heritage Exemption.
All works must have been completed within the past 12 months and by qualified trades who have demonstrated skills and experience in dealing with heritage fabric.
All works must be completed and tax invoices submitted with the application (including a copy of any heritage management document).
All works must be undertaken in accordance with good heritage conservation practices and methodology (refer to the guidelines and publications available from Heritage NSW).
The Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund can also contribute to the preparation of a heritage management document, including:
Projects / works eligible for funding include:
Funding will generally not be provided for the following:
In most cases, development consent is required for works to a heritage item or a property within a HCA.
Clause 5.10(3) of the Ryde LEP 2014 provides Council with the ability to issue a ‘Minor Works Heritage Exemption’ for certain works that involve no more than a minor impact to the heritage item or HCA concerned.
Applicants must demonstrate that the appropriate approval or exemption has first been obtained prior to undertaking any works. Unauthorised works will not be eligible for funding.
Council’s Heritage Advisor can be contacted to discuss your project and to determine whether development consent is required for the works.
Applications will be assessed by Council’s Heritage Advisor and the Ryde Heritage Advisory Committee using the following evaluation criteria:
The eligibility of:
It is recommended that you discuss your project with Council’s Heritage Advisor before applying.
Applications can be made by completing the application form available via Council’s website.
Council will only accept correctly completed applications supported by all necessary documentation.
Applications can be submitted electronically to Council by email email@example.com.
Applications must be submitted electronically before the closing date and must be accompanied by all supporting documentation, including:
Further information about the Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund can be obtained by contacting Council’s Heritage Advisor on (02) 9952 8321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.