Heritage Grants are now OPEN until 31 December 2017
Mornington Peninsula Shire funds a small grants program each year, to assist owners of heritage places to carry out heritage conservation projects. Individual grants usually range from $1,000 to $2,500 but exceptions to this range may be made in special circumstances. Council makes the grants on a contributory basis; generally, any grant will not exceed 50 per cent of the total value of any works.
Eligible properties are those covered by an individual Heritage Overlay, or that are significant or contributory to heritage precincts, under the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme.
Works must be undertaken to appropriate heritage standards. Sometime modern materials or techniques are not appropriate for a heritage building. Where significant original building fabric exists, the preference is to repair or re-use rather than replace.
For free advice on conservation methods, or for any other questions regarding the grants scheme, contact the Shire’s Heritage and Strategy Planners by:
Heritage grant applications for this financial year will be open until 31 December 2017. Allocated funds are no longer carried through to the following financial year and you need to be sure that the works will be finished by 30 May 2017 so that the grants will be paid by 30 June 2017. If you have completed works to your heritage property this financial year already, it is possible to apply retrospectively for works completed.
Note that we will be changing the timeline for the grants as of next year. In the 2018/19 financial year, the grants will be open in July/August so that the owners have close to 12 months to provide proof of completion.
There are two ways to apply:
If you are unable to apply online or have any further queries please contact Heritage and Strategy on 03 5950 1953.
For further details view our section on Assistance to owners of heritage