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$53,000 IN GRANTS TO PRESERVE MONARO HERITAGE
Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced heritage projects and groups across the Monaro are set to benefit from $53,000 in grants under the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants Program.
Mr Barilaro said these grants would help local communities to care for their heritage.
“Heritage is such an important aspect of the Monaro community; we are the caretakers for many iconic land marks that represent our community and its rich history,” he said.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and communities in Monaro play an important role in maintaining local history.”
Mr Barilaro was pleased to announce that Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council would each receive $26,500, to be spent on local heritage grants and heritage advisory services for their respective areas.
The 2019-20 grants have seen $5.8 million awarded to 241 projects state wide. The categories included Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.
Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating NSW’s history as a whole and maintaining a physical record of the past.
“Across NSW the Government is providing support for local heritage and indigenous groups to protect important heritage items and ensure communities maintain connection with their history” he said.
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/grants-and-funding.