BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

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Project: Bangalow Uniting Church

Description of Proposed Works:

The Bangalow Uniting Church is located at 17 Station Street, Bangalow and is identified as a Heritage Item under the Byron LEP 2014. The Uniting Church is in need of repainting at the current time as painting the exterior of the church has not been undertaken within the last 10 years.

The church is in a prominent position in Bangalow and has been there for over a hundred years. it is popular for weddings, and is used regularly for church services and events, and by community groups. We would describe it as one of the heritage feature buildings of the town.

Value of Works: $32,989.00 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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

The Bangalow Uniting Church is identified as a Heritage Item under the Byron LEP 2014.

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 17 Station Street, Bangalow and forms an integral component of the streetscape. In addition the site is visible from the intersection of Station and Byron Streets.

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

The Uniting Church is open to all members of the community.†

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

Yes

The Church has not received funding for maintenance purposes.

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

No

 

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

Yes

The application has stated that the existing paintwork on the Uniting Church has not been undertaken for over 10 years. As such the repainting of the Church is required as a form of preventative maintenance of the building.

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. Councilís 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

Colours to match existing or where alternative colours are proposed, any alternate colours are to be approved in writing by Council prior to the commencement of works.