Six heritage buildings in the Goulburn CBD will receive a makeover thanks to a council grant.
At an ordinary meeting councillors unanimously voted to provide funding through the Goulburn Mulwaree Council CBD Grant Scheme. The scheme aims to encourage owners of buildings in the area to improve the appearance of their properties. For the 2021/22 period $25,000 in funding was made available.
The properties targeted within the CBD are all located within the Heritage Conservation Area. While contribution to the heritage character of the area was a consideration, buildings of high visibility and public access with CBD enhancement potential were also considered.
This year's accepted grants come in at $21,670. Unexpended funds be held and offered to an appropriate CBD project to be approved by the general manager.
Deputy mayor Peter Walker proposed the unexpended funds be added to the reserve for St Clair Museum renovations. The motion passed unanimously with the remaining $3330 added to existing funds.
Cr Walker said the renovations were "a bottomless pit" of money and "any little bit could help".
322-326 Auburn Street
The total cost of painting this heritage corner building is $16,402 with $8200 contributed by the council. The colour scheme will need to be agreed with the council prior to start of work
19 Market Street
The total cost of painting the rear of this building comes in at $10,000 with $5000 contributed by the council. The colours used must match the rest of the building
324 Sloane Street
Total cost of cleaning the roof space and block birds from entering is with $4620 with $2310 pitched in by the council.
268 Auburn Street
The cost of painting this building totals $3570 with $1785 funded from the council grant. The colour scheme will need to be agreed with the council prior to start of work
160 Sloane Street
Cost to replace the gutter comes in at $2200 with $1100 contributed from grant funding.
172 Sloane Street
The total cost of painting is $6541 with $3275 funded by the council. The colour scheme will need to be agreed with the council prior to start of work.