$82,200 TO PROTECT AND CELEBRATE LOCAL HERITAGE IN KYOGLE
Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP today announced Kyogle is set to benefit from a $82,200 grant to support the community to protect local heritage assets.
Mr George said the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me Local Strategic Project funding would go to the Kyogle & District Historical Society for the Kyogle History Museum.
“This project will see the Society work with a museum specialist to review collections, develop interpretation and display opening and archiving solution as it moves into its new Museum.
“Heritage is an important foundation of our local community.
“Items, places and stories tell us where we have come from and how communities have grown and changed.
“Helping communities to conserve and share their local heritage is a key feature of the Heritage Near Me Local Heritage Strategic Projects funding stream,” Mr George said.
“The Members of the Kyogle & District Historical Society express sincere thanks to the NSW Government for the grant. As the building in Bloore Street, nears completion, Members look forward to welcoming the services of a Professional Museum Specialist to assist in the transition and internal lay-out of the new premises.
“The Society wishes to thank Mr George for his continued support of this project,” said Project Chair and Society Treasurer, Tom Fitzgerald.
More information on the Heritage Near Me program, which offers a range of grant programs to assist local communities, owners and managers of heritage items, is available at www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near-me.
Photo: Thomas George MP; Doug Campbell, President; Tom Fitzgerald, Treasurer & Project Chair; Elaine McLean, Secretary; Pam Campbell.