To enhance Maling Road’s heritage character, we will work with landowners and tenants to improve heritage building facades. Heritage features in the street, such as light fixtures, will also be protected and restored as part of future streetscape works. 

Heritage facade improvements

Community members highlighted the value of preserving and enhancing building facades, awnings and other heritage fixtures along Maling Road.

To encourage property owners to improve the condition and increase the attractiveness of street-facing buildings, we have implemented the Heritage Facade Maintenance Grants Program.

This will reduce the cost of facade restoration and maintenance for property owners and tenants and draw attention to Maling Road’s much-loved heritage architecture. The grants program targets simple improvements that don’t require planning permissions, but will significantly improve the appearance of building facades.

For more information and eligibility criteria visit Heritage Facade Maintenance Grants.

Heritage building facades

Heritage interpretation

We will support the Canterbury History Group and other relevant organisations to develop and encourage heritage interpretation activities and ensure Maling Road’s history is on display and accessible to everyone.

This could include additional descriptive plaques around the precinct, tailored heritage tours and other activities that coincide with local events and significant historical milestones.

The old-world village feel, distinctive architecture and tight-knit community are central to Maling Road’s character. Improving opportunities to appreciate its history, including indigenous heritage, will help reinforce what makes it special.


Applications are open from 9am on Wednesday 19 August 2020 and close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

  • Applications will be assessed from early-November 2020
  • Successful applicants will be notified by early-December 2020
  • Proposed works are to be completed by 30 June 2021

Other heritage initiatives will occur in future years and we will continue to liaise with stakeholders and adjoining properties as the project progresses.

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More information

To learn more about Maling Road’s heritage village upgrades:

For more information about the project, contact the Placemaking Team at [email protected] or call 9278 4995.