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:
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.
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.
Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria: