Heritage Assisted Grants

Our City is steeped in history and has a many number of stunning historical sites that tell a story from years gone by. We want to preserve that history and ensure our heritage remains for the generations to come. That’s where the Heritage Assistance Fund (HAF) comes in.  The Fund provides financial assistance to those who wish to undertake approved heritage conservation projects on places listed on the City of Vincent Municipal Heritage Inventory.

If your project is eligible, you’ll be entitled to up to 50% of the total cost of works, to a maximum of $5,000, subject to budget availability.

For more info, feel free to peruse the Heritage Assistance Fund Policy.

Sorry, the HAF Funding Round 3 has closed for 2017/18. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to get the wheels in motion for next year – why not start planning for 2018/19?

Following the closing date, the City will assess and consider all applications.

It’s also important to note that projects are required to be completed, with a receipt provided to the City no later than 15 June 2017.

Here are some more related documents for your reading pleasure:

Heritage Assistance Fund Application Form [ PDF ] or [Online]

Heritage Assistance Fund Conditions of Funding Form & Schedule of Works [PDF] or [Online]

For further information please contact the City’s Heritage Officers on 9273 6069 or email heritage@vincent.wa.gov.au.

City of Vincent Building Design & Conservation Awards

The Building Design & Conservation Awards started back in 2001, with the purpose of recognising and awarding these building and conservation achievements:

  • The restoration or reconstruction of a building (or part of a building) to return it to a known earlier state;
  • Repair and maintenance works that conserve and enhance older buildings;
  • Sympathetic and innovative additions to existing residential, commercial or industrial buildings; and
  • The sensitive adaptation of an existing building to make it suitable for another use, e.g. the conversion of a church or an obsolete industrial building for use as residential dwellings.

If you own a place listed on the Municipal Heritage Inventory, and you undertake building works in accordance with one of the above categories, you’re eligible to enter the awards for a chance to receive a cash prize.

Density Bonus

Under the City of Vincent City Planning Scheme No. 1, a land density bonus of up to 50% can be granted by the Council if “the proposed development conserves or enhances an existing dwelling or existing dwellings worthy of retention.”

All places listed in the Municipal Heritage Inventory are deemed worthy of retention.

A density bonus may increase the development potential of your land if a heritage place is located on it.

Want more info on density bonuses and your eligibility?

Give the City’s Planning Services a call on 08 9273 6000.

Variation to Town Planning Scheme Provisions

The Town Planning Scheme also allows for variations to the Scheme Provisions in circumstances where it is “desirable to facilitate the conservation of a heritage place listed in the Heritage List or to enhance or preserve heritage values in a Heritage Area.”

This means that owners of heritage places are given some flexibility when submitting a development application, which owners of non-heritage places don’t have.

Want to discuss what variations are considered acceptable? Call a City of Vincent Heritage Officer or Planning Officer on 08 9273 6000.