The Heritage Levy Program for 2022 – 2023

The Heritage Levy Program for 2022 to 2023

The Heritage Levy Program for 2022 – 2023

Council demonstrates its commitment to supporting arts and cultural heritage outcomes through the collection of the Levy, recognising the important role that both sectors and industries play in shaping and influencing our sense of community, belonging, cultural vitality and identity in a time of unprecedented growth and change. 

Revenue collected from the Levy is allocated towards the Heritage & Art Levy Programs developed in alignment with their relevant strategies and priorities. 

The revenue collected for the cultural heritage levy budget is assigned by allocating it across 4 themes:

Theme 1 - Knowledge

1.1.1; 1.1.2; 1.3.1; 1.3.2; 1.3.3Research ProjectsCommission experts to undertake research projects to address known gaps in the story of the Sunshine Coast. $20,000
1.1.1; 1.2.1; 1.3.1; 1.3.3Regional Digitisation ProgramPartnership project with museums, historical societies and Heritage Library to identify and digitise key heritage assets. $50,000
1.2.1; 1.2.2; 1.3.1Arts and Heritage DatabaseContinued development of an arts and heritage database as a regional management tool and portal for digital access. $45,000
1.1.1; 1.1.2Heritage Trees RegisterDevelop a register of heritage trees within the SCC LGA.$15,000

Theme Total Expenditure             $130,000


Theme 2 – Conservation

2.3.2Heritage Advisory ServicesProvide access to expert advice to assist in the practical conservation of heritage assets. $20,000
2.3.2Heritage IncentivesSupport an incentive scheme and program for the community.$30,000
2.2.1; 2.2.2; 2.2.3; 2.4.1; 2.5.2Heritage Collection Implementation of conservation priority recommendations for council's heritage collection.  $30,000
2.2.2; 2.2.3; 2.4.1; 2.5.2Facility Management Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct Operational and programming costs.$60,000
2.2.1; 2.2.2; 2.5.2Facility Management Landsborough Museum Operational and programming costs$60,000

Theme Total Expenditure                 $200,000

Theme  3 – Support

3.2.1; 3.2.2; 3.2.5; 2.3.3Heritage Network and Community Development ProgramProfessional business and skills development and networking opportunities supporting regional heritage sector. Community education programs in heritage and conservation. $55,000
3.3.3Grant Program: Cultural Support ProgramsCultural heritage projects developed in collaboration with Kabi Kabi, Jinibara and DASSI peoples.$25,000
3.2.6Grant program: Events and Exhibitions programGrants for community heritage organisations, focussing on public programs, events, and exhibitions. $28,500
3.2.6Grant program: Collections Support programGrants for community heritage organisations, supporting conservation treatments and improvements to storage. $28,500
3.2.3Grant program: Community Partnership Funding ProgramSupport for core operational expenses for community heritage organisations.$105,000
3.3.1; 3.3.2Signature Heritage ProgramsContinue to support heritage related events, activities and programs to maximise community participation and involvement.$25,000
3.3.1; 3.3.2Open House ProgramSignature cultural tourism program aiming to engage communities in exploring the significant contemporary and heritage places of the Sunshine Coast.$25,500

Theme Total Expenditure                $289,500

Theme 4 – Communication

4.1.2; 4.2.1; 4.2.2Heritage MarketingDevelop internal and external marketing strategies to guide the promotion of the region's heritage, and raise appreciation and awareness within council and the general community.$55,000
4.2.1; 4.2.2; 3.3.1Cultural TourismSupport cultural heritage tourism opportunities and First Nations programs.$50,000
4.3.2Cultural Heritage AwardFormal partnership with USC to facilitate heritage education.$2,000
4.3.2Youth EducationProviding a (paid) entry-level opportunity for young people, through an engaging experience within the heritage industry. $25,000
4.2.1; 4.3.1; 4.3.2; 4.3.3; 3.3.1Interpretive Projects
Undertake engaging educational and interpretive works that support the understanding and visitor experience of our heritage, in association with community partners.  
4.2.1; 4.3.1; 4.3.2; 4.3.3Interpretive TrailsInterpretive trails, interpretive signage, and digital projects in association with internal partners. $85,000

Theme Total Expenditure              $262,000

2.5.1; 2.5.2; 3.2.4; 3.2.5Heritage Futures FundAccumulative allocation to fund the delivery of heritage infrastructure projects as identified in Heritage Plan 2021-2031, Interpretive Space and Collection Store Feasibility Report, and the Regional Arts Infrastructure Framework.$651,882
2.3.1Built Heritage Conservation FundSupport for council owned, community leased, local or state heritage listed places.$79,016

Levy Administration Costs

Costs associated with resourcing Levy delivery requirements. 

Council Resolution (SM11/35); (OM21/113)


Theme Total Expenditure             $1,093,902

Total Expenditure   $1,975,402     

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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