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2.4.3

Establish a Regional Heritage Conservation Toolbox.

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Final update (September 2014)
The Heritage Planning Advisory Committee (HPAC) has investigated various tax supported funding tools available to support heritage conservation in Waterloo Region and recommended the Waterloo Region Heritage Foundation (WRHF) grants as the best option.  HPAC will help to promote and educate the public about the WRHF grants. The Cultural Heritage Landscape Implementation Guideline was endorsed by Council in 2013, and several Area Municipalities have used the Guidelines to identify and designate CHLs.  The Implementation Guidelines for Regionally Significant Heritage Resources and Archeology are under development.

Identification of regionally significant heritage resources is on-going and to date, bridges and public buildings have been assessed. A Heritage Conservation Toolbox webpage has been created on the Region’s website, to consolidate these and other heritage information resources; of particular benefit is the collaboration with the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) North Branch to produce renovation tip sheets and lists of contractors.

Progress Update (September 2013)

The Heritage Planning Advisory Committee(HPAC) has investigated various tax supported funding tools that are available to support heritage conservation, and has written a summary memo recommending the Waterloo Region Heritage Foundation (WRHF) grants as the best option. HPAC will help to promote and educate the public about the WRHF grants.

Public consultation on the Cultural Heritage Landscape Implementation Guideline is complete. The Implementation Guidelines for Regionally Significant Heritage Resources and Archeology will be drafted and submitted for public consultation during 2014.

Identification of regionally significant heritage resources is on-going. To date, bridges and public buildings have been assessed.

A Heritage Conservation Toolbox webpage has been created on the Region’s website, to consolidate these and other heritage information resources.

Progress Update (January 2013)

The Heritage Planning Advisory Committee (HPAC) has investigated various tax supported funding tools that are available to support heritage conservation, and has written a summary memo recommending the Waterloo Region Heritage Foundation (WRHF) grants as the best option.  HPAC will help to promote and educate the public about the WRHF grants.

Public consultation on the Cultural Heritage Landscape Implementation Guideline was held from August to October 2012; recommendations for final approval are anticipated in spring 2013.  The Implementation Guidelines for Regionally Significant Heritage Resources and Archeology will be drafted and submitted for public consultation in 2013.

Identification of regionally significant heritage resources is on-going.  To date, bridges and public buildings have been assessed.

A Heritage Conservation Toolbox webpage has been created on the Region's website to consolidate these and other heritage information resources.

Progress Indicators

  • Guidelines drafted; public consultation; council approval
  • 20 Regionally Significant Heritage Resources identified
  • $x (tbd) invested per year in heritage conservation

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)