Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of it's most productive agricultural and pastoral areas.
Lockhart Shire and the Riverina are rich in history, ranging from bush rangers, to shearers strikes, railways and agriculture, with the latter two bringing wealth and people to the region.
This is seen by the beautiful and historically significant buildings scattered throughout the Shire's town and villages, and rural landscapes. The Lockhart Local Environmental Plan identifies heritage conservation areas in Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek, with 15 other buildings and significant sites listed.
Lockhart village itself is renowned for the turn of the century, verandah fronted stores and the restored facades in Green Street.
The attached documents may assist you with your restoration of a Heritage Building.
- Why Use the Heritage Advisor Guide Notes (PDF 94KB)
- Extending a Heritage Home (PDF 1.17MB)
- Hiring Someone to Remodel an Old Home (PDF 95KB)
- How to take care of a Heritage Building (PDF 162KB)
- Metal Garages in Heritage Areas (PDF 1.33MB)
- 10 Things not to do in Heritage Buildings (PDF 123KB)
- Tips for Design Drafters (PDF 96KB)
NSW Heritage Grants aim to recognise and protect the state’s most significant heritage places and values to ensure future generations can enjoy them.
State Funded Heritage Grants
Current Heritage Grants and Applications are located in the following link: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage/funding/index.htm
Locally Funded Heritage Grants
Every financial year, Lockhart Shire Council (in conjunction with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage) present a grant funding opportunity for residents in the Shire, wishing to conduct heritage related works.
Successful projects in the past have included installation of history plaques relaing to heritage listed buildings or events, and minor restoration works to buildings in the Shire's Heritage Conservation Areas.
The following list details successful projects previously funded:
- Pleasant Hills History Plaque & restoration program
- The Rock Heritage Conservation Area Projects
- Yerong Creek Heritage Conservation Area
Funding for the 2016-17 financial year has been prioritised for the village of Milbrulong. Council's heritage advisor has been working with local residents to create projects that will enhance the appeal of the existing buildings, while retaining important historical artefacts.
If you have a project that will help preserve the regions heritage or a historically significant building within the Shire, feel free to contact Council's Heritage Adviser, Dr Peter Kabaila, either by emailing him directly at email@example.com, or by Contacting Council's Environmental Services Team during normal business hours.