Heritage is an important feature of Strathfield’s built and natural environment. The heritage significance of a place is what makes it special. It can include buildings and places with special historical, cultural, social, architectural, archaeological, natural or aesthetic value.
The Strathfield Local Government Area is fortunate to have a range of local heritage items, including education establishments, shops, Federation houses and Victorian Italianate houses. Our local heritage contributes to the character of the area and helps to make Strathfield an attractive place to live and work, whilst retaining a piece of history that tells our story.
The majority of these heritage items are in private ownership and Council recognises the expense of maintaining these significant properties. The Small Grants Heritage program provides limited funding each year from NSW Heritage to assist owners of Local Heritage Items with the cost of maintaining their heritage property.
This program celebrates local history, encouraging the retention and conservation of these items and the contribution they provide to the character of Strathfield Council.
To be considered you will require:
- Provide ‘before and after’ works colour photographs
- Provide evidence of costs (invoices) and where relevant, sketches of work/plans.
- Application form
- Projects to be completed and photos showing completed work submitted by 3 May 2021.
Applications for 2021 close on Friday 27th November 2020.
Please refer to the Strathfield Council Local Heritage Fund Guideline for further information.
A heritage item can be a building, work, place, relic, tree, object or archaelogical site. They can include private houses, public buildings, churches and schools, public gardens, trees, shops, bridges, natural areas and memorials.
A heritage conservation area is an area of land of heritage significance. It can include a group of buildings, landscape with particular heritage values that give it a distinct identity. The heritage values can include historical origins, subdivision patterns and consistency of building materials.
The Office of Environment and Heritage provides a Heritage Consultants Directory containing heritage professionals offering a range of consultancy services across NSW metropolitan and regional areas.
Before engaging a consultant, you should always check their suitability for your project requirements. Check their qualifications, membership/s and accreditation, ask about relevant experience and examples of previous work, as well as references from previous clients.
Further enquiries can be directed to Council’s in-house Heritage Advisor by contacting Customer Service on (02) 9748 9999.
It is recommended that prospective applicant’s also visit the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website.