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