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Heritage Advisory Service

What is the Bland Shire Heritage Advisory Service?

The Bland Shire Council has employed a heritage advisor, for one day per month.

The role of the heritage advisor is to:

1. PROMOTE HERITAGE AND ITS CONSERVATION

  • By providing free advice to property owners with respect to alterations and conservation work on heritage items.
  • Providing lists of suitably qualified and experienced architects and engineers; conservation tradesmen and suppliers for the purpose of providing advice to heritage owners.
  • Assisting all heritage owners where necessary to apply for funding under the Heritage Assistance Program, Dept of Planning and the Commonwealth Tax Incentive Scheme for Heritage Conservation.
  • Assisting in establishment of local heritage funds.
  • Providing information to the local community on heritage conservation.
  • Providing advice on heritage items generally, their care and management.

2. ASSIST THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY IN MANAGING CHANGE BY:

  • Assessing the educational needs of local Council staff, local councillors, local professionals, trades people, schools and the community generally.
  • By providing advice on Development Applications.
  • Monitor the condition and maintenance of heritage items in the area.
  • Interpretation of specific sites.
  • Where necessary supervise any council commissioned conservation study.
  • Assist in the commissioning of main street studies.

3. ENCOURAGE THE ACTIVE PURSUIT OF CULTURAL TOURISM IN THE AREA

  • Establish and advise on the collection of heritage resource material, including photographs, to assist in heritage conservation and promotion in the area.
  • Assist in the establishment of heritage trails.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact Council's Development Services Department on 6972 2266 for more information or to make an appointment with Council's Heritage Advisor.