Lockhart Shire and the Riverina are rich in history, ranging from bush rangers, to shearers strikes, railways and agriculture, with the latter two bringing wealth and people to the region.
This is shown in the beautiful and historically significant buildings scattered throughout the Shire’s towns, villages, and rural landscapes. The Lockhart Local Environmental Plan identifies heritage conservation areas in Lockhart, The Rock and Yerong Creek, with 15 other buildings and significant sites listed.
Lockhart village itself is renowned for the turn of the century, verandah-fronted stores and the restored facades in Green Street.
The attached documents may assist you with your restoration of a Heritage Building.
NSW Heritage Grants aim to recognise and protect the state’s most significant heritage places and values to ensure future generations can enjoy them.
Details of current Heritage Grants and applications are located at the following link: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage
Every financial year, Lockhart Shire Council (in conjunction with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage) present a grant funding opportunity for residents in the Shire, wishing to conduct heritage related works.
Successful projects in the past have included installation of history plaques relaing to heritage listed buildings or events, and minor restoration works to buildings in the Shire’s Heritage Conservation Areas.
The following list details successful projects previously funded:
Milbrulong verandah restoration project
If you have a project that will help preserve the region’s heritage or a historically significant building within the Shire, feel free to contact Council’s Planning and Environment Team during normal business hours, or by email at email@example.com. Your request will then be forwarded on to Council’s Heritage Advisor, Dr Peter Kabaila for consideration.
Council has undertaken the process of designing a Master plan for the development of Lockhart’s CBD. The Plan was prepared by consultants FSLA and Projectura and put through a community consultation process.
The Final Master Plan was adopted by Council at its meeting on 17 June 2019.
A copy of the Plan can be viewed here.