Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless announced four projects have been successful in obtaining Heritage Near Me Activation grants, totaling more than $356, 000 for Orange.
The projects are four of 33 projects across NSW that will share $2.67 million in grants to provide for the upgrade, expansion, restoration or conservation of locally listed heritage items in towns and suburbs across NSW.
Mr Colless said the Heritage Near Me Activation Grants target heritage items that are accessible to the public.
The following projects have been successful
- $85,000 to the John Holland Rail Pty Ltd for the activation of the currently disused and at-risk heritage Canowindra Railway Precinct
- $100,000 to Ke Wren and Mt Wren for the completion of a full restoration of the iconic Carrawobitty Homestead
- $71,278 to Orange City Council to reinvigorate Banjo Paterson Park through the provision of a toilet and picnic shelter, development of the Banjo Poetry Walk.
- $100,000 to Orange City Council to restore, revitalise and update the Cook Park Fernery
“I’m pleased to be able to support the crucial role played by heritage owners and managers, and congratulate these recipients 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.
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.