LISMORE’S HERITAGE TO BENEFIT FROM NEW INVESTMENT

The heritage of the Lismore will benefit from $8,000 under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program, Lismore MP Thomas George announced today.

The grant funding represents two of 181 heritage grants being announced across NSW.

Mr George welcomed grants of $6,000 and $2,000 to Lismore City Council for local heritage places grants programs and heritage advisory services.

“I’m delighted these grants have been awarded for valued heritage services in the local area,” he said.

“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.”

Mr George said $1.46 million for 181 new projects would protect heritage places and conserve historic places for future generations.

“The NSW Government is committed to caring for places of heritage significance and supporting projects which protect our heritage while adapting sites for new uses.

“New heritage projects can also boost tourism and employment opportunities, particularly in rural and regional communities.”

Funding has also been provided for a wide range of conservation, interpretation, community youth and seniors heritage projects.

Local governments are receiving funding assistance for heritage studies, advice and networking events designed to better protect their local heritage places.

A full list of projects funded under the 2014/15 NSW Heritage Grants program can be found at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding/

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577