Heritage advice

Make the most of free professional advice to ensure you can continue to enjoy the character of your place and our towns into the future.

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Heritage style home
As part of our commitment to supporting the conservation of the region's cultural heritage for future generations, we established a Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC). The committee's existence was created from a concern that future development not diminish the character or heritage of the Toowoomba Region; to educate and help identify the important things about the region that make it a great place to live.  To find out more about the Heritage Advisory Committee please ...
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We offer a free heritage advisory service to assist property owners with the renovation and conservation of the region's buildings. The heritage advisor is an experienced conservation architect and provides advice on maintaining the character of historic properties and their surrounds. ...
Council has established a CBD heritage incentives scheme to provide grants for external works on heritage places that visually improve the appearance of buildings and their contribution to commercial centres. The scheme is open to local and state listed heritage properties located within the areas identified in the Toowoomba city centre and town centre of Clifton, Crows Nest, Goombungee, Millmerran, Oakey, Pittsworth and Yarraman. For successful applications, Council will contribute $1 ...
Our Heritage Advisory Service has produced a series of brochures, attached below, intended as a general guide to typical house styles in the Toowoomba region. They include detailed information about Victorian (1850-1910), Edwardian (1900-1920), Inter War (1918-1939) and Post War (1940-1950) house styles. ...
Points to keep in mind when performing alterations and additions on a heritage home: Understanding the characteristics of your house and its style can help in planning new work  Consider not just the house but its setting within its site and street Getting rooflines and the overall form of additions right is the key to successful new work  The detail of specific design elements such as doors, windows and even stumps all contribute to ...
Points to keep in mind when painting your heritage home: Keep paintwork in good condition to preserve your building longer. Choose a colour scheme that is suitable to the age of your house. Use colour to highlight the special features of your house. Reference books can provide detailed information on paint and colour Design guidelines The purpose of this advisory note is to provide general guidelines for colour schemes, painting and maintenance of buildings in heritage ...
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