The Cumberland Local Heritage Awards seek to recognise the work undertaken by owners of heritage properties, to involve and educate school children about local history and heritage, and to promote the value and benefit of heritage to the local community.
There are four categories within the Local Heritage Awards, being:
Category 1: Best maintained – heritage listed property.
Category 2: Restoration and Development – of a heritage listed property.
Category 3: Historesearch – Researching our local history. Open to high school students and individuals, this category is for research of a local person, group or aspect of Cumberland’s history that relates to the 2017 National Trust Heritage Festival theme of “Having a Voice “. Entrants are encouraged to be imaginative and present their work in either a written or visual format. Visual entries may utilise a creative technique such as digital media, traditional arts or photography. Entries must show originality and primary research.
Category 4: Keeper of the Stone. Primary school children are invited to enter this colouring-in competition.
Entries in the Cumberland Local Heritage Awards must be accompanied by an official entry form and specify the category being entered. Further information including entry forms and prizes can be obtained from the Council Administration Buildings in Merrylands and Auburn, Council libraries and using the links below:
2017 Cumberland Local Heritage Rebate Program
The Cumberland Local Heritage Rebate program (previously known as the Grants program) is to assist and encourage private owners of heritage listed properties, and of properties within listed heritage conservation areas, within the Cumberland local government area to undertake positive works that will improve the appearance of these properties.
Applications to the Heritage Local Rebate Program must be accompanied by an official application form and include the supporting documentation as specified on the application form. Further information on the Rebate Program and the application form can be obtained from the Council Administration Buildings in Merrylands and Auburn, Council libraries, and using the links below:
Entry and Application Lodgment Details
Entries and applications for both the Awards and Rebate Program open on Monday 24 April 2017 and close at midnight on Friday 2 June 2017.