Heritage Incentives Overview

Properties on the City's Heritage List are now encouraged to submit an application for one or more incentives in the City's Heritage List Incentives Programme.  The Incentives included in this programme are:

  • Heritage Grants;
  • Rates Concession; and
  • Technical Advice.

The City's Heritage List and all application forms for Heritage Incentives can be found in the document library below.

Heritage Grants Overview

The City of Stirling recognises that our heritage buildings form an essential part of our community. The Heritage Grants fund has been developed to demonstrate the City of Stirling's commitment to landowners who want to contribute to the retention and enhancement of buildings listed on the City's Heritage List.

The Grants aim to:  

  • Promote conservation planning and physical conservation works associated with places on the City's Heritage List;
  • Encourage a partnership approach between owners of properties on the City's Heritage List and the City of Stirling;
  • Provide financial assistance to owners in the conservation and restoration of places identified on the City of Stirling's Heritage List; and
  • Encourage owners to support the designation/retention of buildings recognised on the City of Stirling's Heritage List
Who can apply?
  • Property owners whose place is listed on the City of Stirling's Heritage List;
  • Non-profit groups who have a long-term lease or legal agreement for the maintenance of a building listed on the City of Stirling's Heritage List; and
  • Person(s) who meet either of the above criteria and have not incurred rates debts with the City of Stirling.

Works Eligible for Heritage Grants:

Eligible applicants are encouraged to seek funding for conservation works which are in the public view and enhance and reveal the heritage significance of the property and/or urgent conservation works required in order to stabilise a building.  Examples of such works include but are not limited to:

  • Tuck-pointing and restoration of facades;
  • Re-roofing and guttering with matching original materials;
  • Repairs to original detailing;
  • Restoration of verandahs;
  • Paint and render removal;
  • Chimney repairs;
  • Repairs to original fences;
  • Re-stumping; and
  • Treatment of rising damp and salt attack.

Works Not Eligible for Heritage Grants:

The following works will not be eligible for a heritage grant:

  • Any works to buildings not listed on the City of Stirling's Heritage List;
  • Any works completed prior to an application for a heritage grant being made (i.e. no retrospective grants for works already completed will be considered);
  • New additions and extensions;
  • Operational costs;
  • Equipment costs for items that will be used after the project finishes;
  • Landscaping; and
  • Documentation costs.

Grant Details:

  • The Heritage Grants fund has one application period per financial year.  At the close of the application period, no further fund allocations will be made during the same financial year.
  • Eligible projects are entitled to up to 50% of the total cost of the works, up to a maximum of $5,000 on any one property.
  • Grant funds are not released until the approved project is completed and proof of the following has been submitted: receipts for payment of works by applicant/owner, photographs of the completed works, and where appropriate a Notice of Completion/Certificate of Building Compliance.  The works will also be required to be inspected by City of Stirling officers.
  • Projects are required to be completed within 12 months of the date of the grant being allocated (i.e. the successful applicant being advised of the decision).
  • Also refer to the Heritage Grants Conditions of Funding form for additional terms/conditions.

Further documentation and information can be found below.  For more information regarding the City's Heritage Grants please contact the City Planning Unit via email at stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au or by calling (08) 9205 8555.

A completed Application for Heritage Grant form and the necessary accompanying documentation should be forwarded to the City of Stirling either by email or post at the addresses below. They should be clearly titled 'Application for Heritage Grant'.

Post: PO Box 1533, Osborne Park WA 6916

Email:  stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au

Rates Concession Overview

Owners of rateable residential and commercial property, that is included in the City of Stirling Heritage List, can apply for a discount on their general rate charge to assist with the care and maintenance of their property.  The City of Stirling will invite applications for a 50% rate concession on the general rate levied, with the concession for commercial properties capped at $2,000 per property.  This concession will need to be applied for on an annual basis.

To be eligible to receive the Heritage Rate Concession, properties must have full value building insurance and a current pest control certificate.  More information about eligibility for the Heritage Rate Concessions can be found in the City's Terms and Conditions.

Applications for the Heritage Rate Concession must be received by no later than 60 days from the issue date of the current rate notice. Applications received after this period will not be eligible for the concession for the current financial year. Subject to circumstances, the City may defer application of the rebate until the following financial year. 

Further documentation and information can be found below.  For more information regarding the City's Heritage Rates Concessions please contact the Finance Business Unit via email at stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au or by calling (08) 9205 8555.

A completed Annual Application for Heritage Rate Concession form and the necessary accompanying documentation should be forwarded to the City of Stirling either by email or post at the addresses below. They should be clearly titled 'Application for Heritage Rate Concession'.

Post: PO Box 1533, Osborne Park WA 6916

Email:  stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au

 

Technical Advice Overview

The provision of pre-lodgement technical heritage advice for Heritage Listed properties allows the City's expert heritage architects to provide conservation and development advice on the property prior to a formal development application. Properties listed on the City's Heritage List may qualify for this advice.

Applications for pre-lodgement technical heritage shall be made by completing and submitting the Technical Heritage Advice Application Form below.

Queries may be directed to the City's Approvals Business Unit on 9205 8555.

A completed Annual Application for Heritage Rate Concession form and the necessary accompanying documentation should be forwarded to the City of Stirling either by email or post at the addresses below. They should be clearly titled 'Application for Technical Heritage Advice'.

Post: PO Box 1533, Osborne Park WA 6916

Email:  stirling@stirling.wa.gov.au

  
  
  
2016 Heritage Awards Application Form.pdf
  
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Heritage Grants Application Form.pdf
  
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Heritage Grants Conditions of Funding.pdf
  
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Heritage Grants Information Sheet.pdf
  
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Heritage Grants Schedule of Works.pdf
  
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Heritage List.pdf
  
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14-10 Heritage List.pdf
  
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15-12 Heritage List.pdf
  
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Heritage Rates Consession Application Form.pdf
  
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Heritage Rates Consession Conditions.pdf
  
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Heritage Technical Advice Application Form.pdf
  
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