Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced the Kyogle & District Historical Society has successfully secured $130,000 as part of the first round of the NSW Government’s $100m Regional Cultural Fund (RCF).

Mr George said the new museum will create a historical hub for the community, school tours and visitors.

The vision is for a welcoming, vibrant place which inspires, informs and delights visitors with engaging exhibitions, stories and education programs and activities.

“The Regional Cultural Fund is all about supporting projects – whether they are big or small – that will enhance the cultural richness and vibrancy of our regional communities.

“This has been a great win for Kyogle and great example of the community having a vision to establish a strong cultural identity,” Mr George said.

RCF funds will go towards projects ranging from the construction of new exhibition and performing arts spaces, to the refurbishment of libraries and museums and smaller, grass-roots community projects.

The fund was established to ensure regional NSW received its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure, no matter where you live.

This announcement is in additional to funding previously provided by the NSW Liberal/Nationals Government of $82,000 from the Heritage Near Me Program and $60,000 from the Community Building Partnership fund, totally in excess of $270,000.

Further information about the RCF is available at or email

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.