Heritage Incentives Scheme step-by-step process | Brisbane City Council

Heritage Incentives Scheme step-by-step process

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Before lodging your application

1 Check the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register to find out if your property is listed. It must be listed on the register to be eligible. Search Brisbane City Council’s Heritage Register.
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.
The City Architecture and Heritage Team can be contacted via the call centre on 07 3403 8888.
4 Obtain all necessary development approvals (for example, building permits) for the project.
Check the Planning and building webpage on Council’s website.
If it is a Queensland heritage place, visit the Queensland Government’s Heritage places webpage
5 Obtain two (2) written quotes for the project. For convenience, ask your contractor to send written quotes via email.

Lodging your application online

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 application
  • submit copies of quotes with application.
Open the online application form under ‘How to apply’ on the Heritage Incentives Scheme webpage.
7 Letter will be sent to you, as the grant applicant, confirming registration of the heritage grant application and when work can commence.  
8 Engage contractors or builders, and works can commence onsite.  

When works are completed

9 Contact the City Architecture and Heritage team to request an inspection of the work, once all work has been completed. The City Architecture and Heritage team can be contacted on 07 3403 8888 or by email at heritage@brisbane.qld.gov.au
10 Council’s Senior Heritage Architect will inspect the completed work and confirm whether it has been performed satisfactorily.  
11 Lodge 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 out the relevant headings.
12 City Architecture and Heritage team will send a cheque or directly credit your bank account with the eligible grant money.  


27 February 2015