MidCoast Council has set aside $6800 to complete restoration work on the Nabiac Park War Memorial.
The grant was allocated from council's local heritage fund, which provides financial assistance to owners of heritage buildings to undertake restoration works and conservation plans.
Councillors voted to allocate the funding at last week's June monthly ordinary meeting in Taree.
"This fund has been successful in providing a helping hand to landowners of heritage homes who are often faced with costs to maintain the property as they need to use specialist materials, construction methods or services to maintain the heritage character of their homes," liveable communities director, Paul De Szell said.
The meeting also agreed to distribute an additional to $30,000 to 16 applicants, while the Maloney Gates in the heritage listed Taree Park was given close to $8000 to restore the historic structure.
Each fund allocation varies depending on the extent of works proposed, the visibility and public accessibility of the project and whether the applicant had received funds previously, Mr De Szell said.
"Conservation of these heritage places has a positive community impact for current and future generations, not only by extending the life of our local heritage items and areas, but also supporting local businesses undertaking this work."
Examples of the work being undertaken as a result of the funding includes repairing front fences, replacing guttering and fascia boards, external painting, replacement of roofing and repairs to windows and verandahs.
There are terms and conditions attached to the funding allocations with all successful applicants required to have their projects completed by the end of April 2021 and regular reviews are conducted to ensure the work is on track.
"This funding is about helping heritage property owners to bring their beautiful buildings back to life. It takes a lot of hard work and passion to restore and maintain a heritage property and we have seen some incredible works through this initiative in the past."
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