Heritage Buildings

Lockhart's Historic Verandahs

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.

Heritage Grants

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:


The 2018-19 local heritage grant program is targeted at ratepayers within The Rock Heritage Conservation Area.

To determine if your building is located in The Rock heritage conservation area:

check out the attached map or

- Type your address into the NSW Planning Portal, and select the 'Heritage' planning layer.

To apply for funding under The Rock local heritage grant program, download a copy of the application form here.

Applications close on 31 January 2019.

Heritage Advice

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 Environmental Services Team during normal business hours, or by email at mail@lockhart.nsw.gov.au. Your request will then be forwarded on to Council's Heritage Advisor, Peter Kabaila for consideration.

Thank you.