Port Macquarie's Heritage To Benefit From $20,000 Grant Funding
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams and Minister for Heritage, Robyn Parker today announced $20,000 grant funding for local heritage projects.
Ms Parker said the grants are just two of 40 being awarded to new heritage projects today by the NSW Government, totalling over $2 million.
“The NSW Government recognises the important role that our State’s diverse heritage plays in creating a shared understanding of our cultural history,” Ms Parker said.
“Today’s grants are expected to lead to tourism and employment opportunities, particularly in rural and regional communities.
“The grants will enable communities to take a hands-on approach to conserving historic places as an investment for future generations.”
Mrs Williams welcomed the following grants in her electorate:
· $10,000 to the Port Macquarie Historical Society to prepare a cultural tourism plan for the State Heritage Register-listed Hastings Historical Society Museum, Port Macquarie; and
· $10,000 to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to prepare a heritage development control plan study for the Port Macquarie-Hastings local government area.
“I’m delighted that financial assistance is being made available to recognise and protect heritage assets in our local area,” Ms Williams said.
“Hastings Historical Society Museum is one of the only surviving early commercial and residential buildings in Port Macquarie.
“Located near other historic buildings such as the Courthouse and The Garrison, the Museum continues to provide a focus for historical research and heritage within the community.”
The NSW Heritage Grants program is designed to provide direct financial assistance to private owners, councils and community based organisations to maintain and improve their heritage assets.
The NSW Government is committed to conserving, revitalising and caring for places of heritage significance.
Posted on 30 Wed, October, 2013
by Leslie Williams