Member for Hawkesbury today announced $14,500 in NSW Government heritage grants to protect Hawkesbury’s local heritage.
“The NSW Government’s Heritage Grant Program is designed to help communities care for their local heritage,” Mr Perrottet said.
There were two successful grant applicants in Hawkesbury under this year’s round of funding, namely:
- Hawkesbury City Council for the Heritage Advisor Service under the Local Government Heritage Advisors stream.
- Hawkesbury City Council for Local Heritage Places – small grants program under the Local Heritage Places stream.
Heritage Minister Mark Speakman said 196 grants were awarded to help communities protect, value and gather more information about their local heritage.
One of the four grant streams will help councils fund studies, run their own small grants programs and secure the services of heritage advisors.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local government plays an important role in maintaining heritage at a community level,” Mr Speakman said.
“The local government grants will enable councils across the state to fund their own small grants programs to encourage community action on the front line of heritage protection.”
For more information about the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding/.