With Spring now upon us residents will be looking to take part in a bit of Spring-cleaning and renovation work around Forbes.
Forbes Shire Council offers free professional advice from a Heritage Advisory Service, to assist with any amendments building owners may have. The advisory service is available to owners who want to renovate or redevelop private homes or commercial buildings, occupiers of buildings with historical significance, or owners of movable heritage items who want to undertake conservation work.
“Forbes Shire Council wants to assist local residents to preserve our town’s amazing heritage,” says Forbes Mayor Phyllis Miller OAM. “Heritage assets are fundamental to the economy of Forbes as a tourism asset as well as celebrating our wonderful history.”
Small grants are available from a local heritage fund, established by Forbes Shire Council with the assistance of the NSW Heritage Office. These funds can be accessed for a variety of uses, including painting, signage, repairs and purchase of historical data. Funding is usually on a dollar for dollar basis with Council contributing up to $3,000.
Owners of heritage buildings and movable objects in the Forbes Shire Council area are invited to apply. For more information call 6850 2300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org