GRANTS TO PROTECT THE TWEED SHIRE HERITAGE

North Coast Nationals MPs, Geoff Provest and Thomas George today announced $13,500 in NSW Government heritage grants to protect the Tweed Shire local heritage.

“The NSW Government’s Heritage Grant Program is designed to help communities care for their local heritage,” the MP’s said.

There were 2 successful grant applicants in the Tweed LGA under this year’s round of funding, namely:

Heritage Minister Mark Speakman said 196 grants were awarded to help communities protect, value and gather more information about their local heritage.

One of the four grant streams will help councils fund studies, run their own small grants programs and secure the services of heritage advisors.

“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local government plays an important role in maintaining heritage at a community level,” Mr Speakman said.

“The local government grants will enable councils across the state to fund their own small grants programs to encourage community action on the front line of heritage protection.”

For more information about the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, visit 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