Heritage Incentives Scheme step-by-step process

Use this page to understand the Heritage Incentives Scheme process - step-by-step.

Before lodging your application

This table outlines the step-by-step process for Heritage Incentives scheme - before lodging your application.
Step Task Other useful information and links
1 Check Brisbane City Council's Local Heritage Places online, to find out if your property is listed. It must be listed on Local Heritage Places online to be eligible. Search Brisbane City Council’s Local Heritage Places online.
2

Decide on what type of work you wish to do and whether it is eligible for a heritage grant subsidy. For example:

  • construction (or building) work, such as replacing the roof sheets, or painting the exterior in its original colours
  • documentation work, such as preparing a conservation management plan.
Check the Heritage Incentives Scheme conditions to find out if your project is eligible for funding.
3 Discuss your project with the Senior Heritage Architect in the City Architecture and Heritage team to find out if your project may qualify for a grant subsidy.   

You can also request a copy of the citation for the place to help you understand its heritage significance.

To speak to the City Architecture and Heritage team, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or contact the team by email.

4 Obtain all necessary development approvals (for example, building permits) for the project.

Check the types of approval page on Council’s website.

If it is a Queensland heritage place, visit the Queensland Government’s Heritage places webpage

5 Obtain two written quotes for the project. For convenience, ask your contractor to send written quotes via email.

Lodging your application online

This table outlines the step-by-step process for Heritage Incentives scheme - lodging your application online.
Step Task Other useful information and links
1

Complete an online application form and:

  • make sure all mandatory fields are completed
  • take photos of your property before work commences, and upload photos with your application
  • submit copies of quotes with you application.
Open the online application form under ‘how to apply’ on the Heritage Incentives Scheme page.
2

A letter will be sent to you, as the grant applicant, confirming registration of the heritage grant application and when work can commence.

 
3 Engage contractors or builders. Works can commence onsite.

 

When works are completed

This table outlines the step-by-step process for Heritage Incentives scheme - when works are completed.
Step Task Other useful information and links
1 Contact the City Architecture and Heritage team to request an inspection of the work, once all work has been completed. To speak to the City Architecture and Heritage team, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or contact the team by email.
2

Council’s Senior Heritage Architect will inspect the completed work and confirm whether it has been performed satisfactorily.

 
3 Lodge an online acquittal form and attach all relevant receipts of payments (or other proof of payment) made to contractors.  

Open the online acquittal form and fill in the form.

4 The City Architecture and Heritage team will send a cheque or directly credit your bank account with the eligible grant money.

 

 

 

Last updated:11 November 2019