Heritage in the electorate of Lismore is set to benefit from nearly $34,700 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program, Member for Lismore Thomas George announced today.

Mr George said these grants would help local communities across NSW to know, value and care for heritage.

“I am pleased to announce Tweed Shire Council will use this funding of $34,700 towards the Tweed Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan,” Mr George said.

“Council will work with representatives from Tweed/Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council (TBLALC), Council Aboriginal Advisory Committee to develop protocols around an oral history collection.

“I support this project which aims at developing a wider understanding the Tweed’s indigenous culture.

“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local communities play an important role in maintaining heritage at a local level.”

The 2018/2019 grants saw $740,000 awarded to 20 projects statewide across three streams: Aboriginal Heritage, Community Heritage Projects and Local Government Heritage Planning Study.

This funding round marks the 40th anniversary of the state funded heritage grants program.

For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding.

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: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.