Funding available to conserve Hawkesbury's heritage

The Hawkesbury River. Photo: Rick Stevens

The Hawkesbury River. Photo: Rick Stevens

Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet is encouraging owners and managers of local heritage items to consider applying for more than $4 million in funding for local conservation projects.

Mr Perrottet said these grants were designed to help communities rejuvenate and conserve their local heritage.

"I would urge all owners and managers of heritage items, Hawkesbury City Council, The Hills Shire Council, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and industry associations to consider applying for funding," Mr Perrottet said.

There are two heritage funding programs open for application:

  •          $2.67 million in funding is available under the second round of Heritage Activation Grants program - this program is open to owners and managers of local heritage items listed on their council's Local Environmental Plan;
  •          $2 million is available under the first round of the Local Heritage Strategic Projects Program - proposed projects can include conservation and repair work, the development of heritage management, strategy and policy plans and projects developed to specifically raise community awareness, knowledge and understanding of local heritage

Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton said these programs were designed to build on the knowledge and connection communities have with their heritage.

"Communities know their heritage better than anyone - these NSW Government grants will help bring local heritage back to life," Ms Upton said. Applications under the Local Heritage Strategic Projects Program are open all year round subject to available funding. Applications under the

Heritage Activation program open today and close on Monday 21 April. For more information visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/heritage-near-me-incentives.htm.

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