Grants and Rebates for Homeowners in Ku-ring-gai

We understand that every little bit counts when renovating your home.

That’s why we have collated this list of Ku-ring-gai council’s grants and initiatives that are available to local homeowners.

Heritage Home Owners Grant

Ku-ring-gai council is offering grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to owners of heritage properties. The heritage home grants are awarded annually to support Ku-ring-gai residents with the maintenance and conservation of heritage listed properties. Maintenance projects may include:

  • repointing brickwork or masonry
  • renovation of original fireplaces
  • repair or replacement of roof slates or tiles
  • conservation of decorative ceilings or pressed metal work
  • conservation of original timber detailing

Applications are assessed by the Council’s Heritage Committee, and will be awarded in June this year. Applications close 31st May 2020. Visit Ku-ring-gai Council’s website for more information.

Bushfire Property Protection Rebate

After last year’s catastrophic bushfires, Ku-ring-gai Council has designed a rebate campaign to assist and encourage homeowners to protect their homes against bushfires. Rebates are available for a number of projects, which you can find on their website, but here are a few examples:

  • replacing skylights with toughened safety glass
  • installing non-combustible door shutters
  • installing a 5,000L water tank
  • enclosing eaves with fire resistant timber or steel
  • installing gutter shields

Retrofitting your home can be an expensive task, so as a part of the rebate, the council will cover 10% of your total amount spent, up to $1000.

To apply, begin by assessing your risk, and making a bushfire plan. Once you have established what needs to be done, you can submit a pre-approval form on the Ku-ring-gai council website. Applications close 26th June 2020.

Energy Smart Pool Pump Rebate

As a part of the Council’s Environment Sustainability Campaign, Ku-ring-gai residents who replace their old, inefficient pool pumps with a new, energy efficient pump will receive a $250 government rebate.

Making the switch is not only great for the environment, but could also save your household up to $417 annually on running costs. Make sure when purchasing your new pool pump that it has a minimum seven star energy rating, or you won’t be eligible for this rebate.

Applications are open till the 26th June 2020. For more information visit the Ku-ring-gai council website.

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