Local Heritage Places Fund

Applications for the 2023-2024 round of the Local Heritage Places Fund have closed.

Owners of heritage-listed properties and properties in Heritage Conservation Areas in Lake Macquarie are invited to apply for annual grants, on a dollar for dollar basis, to assist with the maintenance of their properties. Applications for grants up to $4000 will be considered, and priority will be given to applications that:

  • Involve urgent repairs i.e. keeping water out of buildings or
  • Are for high profile buildings which form part of historic streetscapes, or
  • Are for buildings within Heritage Conservation Areas or Precincts e.g. Teralba, West Wallsend, Holmesville, Catherine Hill Bay, Dudley, Boolaroo, Cooranbong or Toronto.

To assess whether your property is eligible for a grant, please view our Local Heritage Place Grant Program Guidelines(PDF, 189KB) or call Council's Strategic Planner on 02 4069 0005.

Here's how to apply:


Step 1.Review the guidelines

Please ensure you have assessed whether your property is eligible by reviewing our Local Heritage Places Fund Guidelines(PDF, 189KB).

Step 2.Apply

Applications must be submitted online via SmartyGrants. Applications closing date has been extended to Wednesday 5 April 2023.

 Apply now

If your property is heritage listed you may also need to apply for an Exemption Form or a Development Application for your proposed work. In that case, call Council’s Development Planner – Heritage on 02 4921 0655 to discuss your project in more detail.

 Apply for heritage exemption