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NSW Government support to help preserve and celebrate heritage

Published: 21 May 2021
Released by: Minister of State

Aboriginal organisations, local councils, community groups and owners of heritage items from across the state will share in a $5.5 million investment into NSW heritage.

More than 220 projects are being funded under the NSW Government’s NSW Heritage Grants Program. This latest round of funding is to protect, manage, and celebrate the rich and diverse heritage in NSW.

The grants are awarded to heritage owners and custodians, local government and the community. This enables the delivery of a broad range of heritage outcomes including conservation and repair works, education programs, and heritage interpretations.

Minister responsible for Heritage Don Harwin said our heritage enriches our lives, helps connect communities, enhances our wellbeing and supports local economies. 

“These grant projects will help ensure that our heritage is conserved and maintained for future generations. We want to actively engage communities in understanding and promoting the fascinating stories of our state,” Mr Harwin said.

In this 2021-23 round, funding has been prioritised to support recovery and preparedness for natural disasters, with more than $4.6 million invested in 182 projects in areas affected by declared natural disaster.

“This funding will bring an important boost to the parts of the state hit hard by drought, bushfires, storms and floods,” Mr Harwin said.

Some of the projects supported include a virtual tour of the former Kinchela Aboriginal Boy’s Home Training Site in Kempsey, conservation of woolsheds in the south and north west of the state, and conservation of the Lady Denman ferry in Shoalhaven.

I encourage everyone to visit and enjoy our state’s unique heritage or learn more about heritage in your local area by searching the NSW State Heritage Inventory.

Information on all successful grants are on the Heritage NSW website.

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