Fraser Coast Council grants to help maintain heritage buildings

FOUR heritage properties on the Fraser Coast will be improved with the support of Council grants aimed at maintaining the heritage value and character of local streetscapes.

Brooklyn House, 23 William Street, Howard. PHOTO: Supplied.

Mayor George Seymour said Council would approve $27,051 in grants under round two of the 2020/21 Fraser Coast Heritage and Character Incentive Scheme.

The successful grant applicants are:

  • 373 Kent Street (formerly Stuparts), Maryborough – external painting, $10,000.
  • Van Cootens Howard Drapery, 71 Steley Street, Howard – external painting and minor repairs, $8,945.50.
  • Brooklyn House, 23 William Street, Howard – remake fence/gate hardware, $1993.
  • The Big Block, 374 Kent Street, Maryborough – replace aluminium windows with timber joinery, $3045.

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“The Fraser Coast has a number of heritage buildings and places that tell the rich history of the region and that we want to keep, respect and pass on to future generations,” said Cr Seymour.

Council’s incentive scheme seeks to encourage building owners to preserve and enhance the region’s heritage and character.

“The grants are a co-contribution with Council matching the applicant dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $10,000, and the works supported under this round include painting, window replacements and other minor repairs to four heritage properties,” explained Cr Seymour.

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The awarding of the four new grants under round two of the Fraser Coast Heritage and Character Incentive Scheme follows Council approving eight grants worth $52,609 in round one late last year.

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