Tweed Shire Council has been announced as a successful recipient of a $30,000 Heritage Near Me Activation Grant for the revitalisation of the Queen Street Amenities Block in Murwillumbah.

Mr George said this grant will see the aged toilet block turned into a community office and meeting space.

“Every year in Murwillumbah there are exciting public events like the Banana Festival, however a shortage of premises for these community events to be run from often poses problems for their committees.

“The Queen Street Amenities project will see the site renovated to create a space where those community organisations can operate from, allowing the smooth running of events,” Mr George said.

The Heritage Near Me Activation Grants target heritage items that are accessible to the public.

Mr George said he was excited to be able to support the crucial role played by heritage owners and managers, and congratulate Tweed Shire Council on their innovation in bringing our local heritage to life.

“By encouraging the community to use and enjoy our heritage places we ensure they are valued and protected for future generations,” he said.

This year marks the third round of Heritage Near Me Activation Grants. Over the three years, a total of $8 million has been awarded to support 107 local heritage projects across the state.

To read more about the Heritage Near Me program go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near-me.

To find out how recipients of previous Heritage Near Me Activation Grant rounds have been protecting, sharing, and celebrating their unique local heritage, go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-heroes.

Photo - Austin Curtin - Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Troy Green – Tweed Shire Council, Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Cl Pryce Allsop – Tweed Shire Council

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.