BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

                                                                                                                              13.10 - Attachment 4

Project: Bangalow News Agency

Description of Proposed Works:

There is an existing historic mural on the side of the Bangalow News Agency facing onto Fire Station Park to the east along Byron Street. The mural is in urgent need of repainting to preserve its heritage relevance to Bangalow’s History. 

Value of Works: $6,000 (approximately)

Grant Funding Sought: $3,000 

Assessment Criteria

Complies

Assessment Notes

Projects of demonstrated heritage value to the community, e.g. the restoration of an important local heritage house;

Yes

Although the New Agency building is not heritage listed under the Byron LEP 2014 the mural depicts Bangalows  history.

Projects which are highly visible to the public, e.g. the replacement of a verandah to a building in a main street location;

Yes

The site is located at 26 Byron Street, Bangalow and is highly visible to the public from within Fire Station Park and from Byron Street.

Projects which have high public accessibility, e.g. a local museum, church or a private home which is open to the public several times a year;

Yes

Given the location of the mural in the centre of town it is highly visible.

Projects that are in an area which has received little or no funding;

No

No funding has been allocated to the upkeep of this mural 

Projects involving aspects of heritage which have received little or no funding e.g.historic gardens;

Yes

No funding has been allocated to the upkeep of this mural 

Urgent projects to avert a threat to a heritage item; or

Yes

The application has stated that the Mural is in urgent need of repairs. Repainting of the mural to maintain the integrity of the image should be undertaken.

The applicant's ability to demonstrate financial responsibility with regard to the project, and demonstrated ability to complete the project by May in the same financial year. Council’s Heritage Advisor and Heritage Advisory Committee will consider applications for funding assistance and recommendations will then be made to Council

Yes

The applicant has provided 2 quotes to undertake the restoration works.

Timing of Projects

All works must be completed by the beginning of May within the same financial year as the granting of funding approval

Yes

Works will be undertaken prior to May 2017.

 

Condition

That the restoration of the Mural on the wall of the Bangalow News Agency to match the existing Mural (any alterations to the image to be approved by Council in writing prior to repainting).