Stay up to date with the latest Council media releases below.
More transparent heritage building rates concession policy
18 December, 2018
Fraser Coast Regional Council has adopted a more transparent heritage rates concession policy as part of its ongoing campaign to protect heritage buildings.
Mayor George Seymour said Council had now established the Heritage Concession Panel to assess applications and developed clear guidelines on what information owners need to provide to be eligible for the concession.”
“The policy provides a 10% concession to owners of properties listed on the Local Heritage Register to encourage their preservation, maintenance and restoration,” he said.
“The revised policies provide a transparent and accountable procedure for the assessment of applications for the concession.”
At its meeting today (Tuesday, December 18) Council also adopted the Heritage Concession Panel Terms of Reference and amended the Terms of Reference for the Heritage Advisory Committee.
The rates concession is a 10% rebate on the general rates of the property up to a maximum of $500 per annum.
“There are about 52 eligible properties on the register and last year 18 applications of the 20 were approved,” Cr Seymour said.
“Maryborough is known for its heritage buildings. They are a vital part of our history and community and a valuable tourist drawcard.”
A larger review of existing incentive schemes to encourage the conservation of heritage places is anticipated to be completed early next year.