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Heritage Advisory Service EOI

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Heritage Advisory Service EOI

Project

Fraser Coast Regional Council invites expressions of interest from property owners or lessees (with owner's permission) who wish to obtain advice regarding the development, restoration or renovation of a property that is on the Local Heritage Register, or in a character area or demolition control area as mapped on the Heritage and Neighbourhood Character Overlay, in the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme. It may also apply to a property in the Fraser Coast area that has the potential for listing on the Local Heritage Register, or that contributes to the character or heritage values of the Fraser Coast.

The service provides preliminary advice, sought prior to building or conservation works occurring.

Advice provided by Council can include, but is not limited to:

  • Structural or building fabric issue (such as rising damp issues);
  • General advice about appropriate renovation or additions, paint colour schemes, awnings, signage, or design advice;
  • Specialist heritage consultant advice; and
  • Advice from a historian that includes academic research to support a heritage listing nomination, or verifying information on an existing listing, or similar. 

Service Offering

Owners (and in some cases, lessees, with owner's consent) who wish to access the service, can at the first instant, contact the Planning and Growth Department for details of eligibility and scope of the service.

The Planning and Growth Department assesses the eligibility and level of service required, undertakes a site visit if necessary, and either provides planning advice (if applicable), or directs the customer to apply for the consultancy service through Council's online grants platform.

A completed application for heritage advisory services will be assessed by the Planning and Growth Department, in accordance with the eligibility criteria. The assessment will be carried out with consideration to the legislative framework, which includes but is not limited to: the Fraser Coast Planning Scheme and local and state heritage registers' requirements.

Council will inform the applicant of the result of the assessment and the scope of the advisory services to be provided.

If the application is successful the Planning and Growth Department will proceed to secure the required consultancy services in accordance with Council's Procurement Policy. 

Council reserves the right to determine the scope of the services provided.

Funding for the service will be limited to the annual budgetary allocation for the service by Council.

Exclusions

State Government owned buildings are not eligible to apply. Lessees of Council owned/controlled buildings may be eligible for consideration, dependent on length of lease and conditions of lease, and to the discretion of Council.   

Criteria

Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must at a minimum meet eligibility requirements as set out in Table 1 of the Guidelines.
  2. If the applicant is not the owner of the property, owner's consent must accompany the application.
  3. Lessees of building on Council owned/controlled land may be eligible for consideration, dependent on length of lease and conditions of lease, and to the discretion of Council. Note that Council is under no obligation to perform recommended works.
  4. Council is allowed access to inspect the site within four weeks of the application submission.
  5. Application must be made through Council's online grants platform.
  6. For Place Type 'Other (a)': - is a building or place not currently recognised on the Local Heritage Register but has been nominated for inclusion on the Local Heritage register.
  7. For Place Type 'Other (b)': - is a building or place for which, for example, makes a contribution to the character or heritage values of the Fraser Coast region. The place or building may display exemplary design features, or be designed by a prominent or historically significant architect, or be a landscape feature that contributes to character values of the region.
  8. Access to the Service, allocation of consultants, and extent of funding remain at the discretion of Council.