Old photo of Main Street prior to 1955

 Council's objectives for Heritage are:

  • to conserve the environmental heritage of Weddin,
  • to conserve the heritage significance of heritage items and heritage conservation area, including associated fabric, settings and views,
  • to conserve archaeological sites,
  • to conserve Aboriginal objects and Aboriginal places of heritage significance

Council has 101 individual items and 3 conservation areas listed in the Weddin Local Environmental Plan 2011.

Heritage Advisor

The Heritage Advisory Service offers free professional advice from Weddin Shire Council's Heritage Advisor who visits Grenfell every second month. The advisory service is available to owners who want to renovate or redevelop private homes or commercial buildings, occupiers of buildings with historical significance, or owners of movable heritage items who want to undertake conservation work.

This advice can include the topics of colour schemes, extensions, verdandahs, awnings and fences as well as more comprehensive advice on the integration of new development in heritage conservation areas.

The free advice which is provided is of a general nature and should be considered as the starting point for more extensive work that may require an architect, builder or designer.

Appointments can be made through Council’s Environmental Services Department.

Small Local Heritage Grants

The aim of the small grants fund is to provide financial assistance to owners of historic properties or within conservation areas to undertake conservation works on their properties. The overall aim being to encourage conservation of the heritage values of the area and to stimulate restoration.

The program applies to rural, village and town places, including private, public and commercial properties. Weddin Shire's heritage values include occupied buildings, outbuildings, industrial structures, ruins, cultural landscapes and significant trees, mining sites, fences, streetscapes and views.

Successful applicants will be reimbursed up to 50% of the cost of conservation. This amount is payable only on completion of the works. Applications for these grants are usually sought around June each year.

Please contact the Environmental Services department for further information.



Applications for the 2024/2025 Weddin Local Heritage Assistance Grants are now open.

Download Funding Guidelines(PDF, 188KB)

Download Application Form(PDF, 253KB)

Applications close at 4:00pm on Sunday 30 June 2024.