Heritage funding boost

Published 18th May, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Tourism, Environment, Environment

Owners, councils and community groups involved with conserving places of significant heritage in NSW will benefit from extra funding provided to the National Trust.

dalwood house sits on grounds of wyndham estate
Dalwood House, Wyndham Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW. Image: National Trust of Australia.

Heritage Minister Mark Speakman has announced $850,000 for state heritage listed properties and projects.

One property that will benefit from this grant is Dalwood House in the Hunter Valley.

Dalwood House, located on the Wyndham Estate Vineyard, has received $150,000 towards conservation and restoration works. Built before 1830 the house sits on NSW’s oldest continuous vineyard and was in ruins before the National Trust acquired it in 1988.

Minister Speakman said the house was a good example of the community and government working together to protect NSW’s heritage.

“Wyndham Estate and Dalwood House are now a wonderful heritage tourism experience in the Hunter,” Mr Speakman said.

The NSW Heritage Grants will benefit other National Trust conservation works and projects, including:

  • $450,000 to support conservation works on State–owned heritage assets managed by the National Trust.
  • $150,000 in funding for the National Trust Heritage Festival – a six week celebration that builds support, creates awareness and enjoyment of heritage – in 2016–17.
  • $80,000 throughout 2015–17 to continue the National Trust established Cemeteries Conservation Advisory Service, which provides critical advice on cemetery conservation.
  • $10,000 to develop an interpretation plan for the Riversdale homestead in Goulburn.
  • $10,000 to develop an interpretation plan for Cooma Cottage in Yass.

More information

For a listing of NSW Heritage Grants visit the website of Environment & Heritage.

Discover the best known heritage places to visit in NSW using the desktop Heritage App.

Published 18th May, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Tourism, Environment, Environment