Upper Lachlan Shire shares in $89,000 Heritage Grants Program

Three heritage projects in the Upper Lachlan Shire will receive funding from the NSW Heritage Grants Program.

The program has selected 12 heritage-listed projects across the Goulburn electorate to receive a total of $89,000 in grants.

Heritage: The Crookwell Railway Station and yard group is listed under the NSW Heritage Act. Photo: Clare McCabe.

Heritage: The Crookwell Railway Station and yard group is listed under the NSW Heritage Act. Photo: Clare McCabe.

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The funding includes a one-off grant of $10,000 for the Upper Lachlan Shire Heritage Review 2019-20. The review will identify sites worthy of heritage protection, Upper Lachlan Shire Council's acting general manager, Andrew Croke said.

The council's heritage advisor service also received $12,000 to continue to provide advice to the council and residents; $11,000 will be provided for Local Heritage Place Grants over two years. "These grants are open to the community to encourage works to heritage places, with funding provided on a dollar for dollar contributory basis," Mr Croke said.

Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating NSW's history as a whole as well as maintaining a physical record of the past.

"Across NSW the Government is providing support for local heritage and indigenous groups, to protecting important heritage items ensuring communities maintain a connection with their history," he said.

The program has selected 241 heritage-listed projects statewide to receive a total of $5.8 million in grants.

There are three categories for projects to receive funding; Aboriginal Heritage Culture, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said these grants would help local communities across the electorate to know value and care for their heritage.

"Looking after our heritage is everyone's responsibility and local communities play an important role in maintaining heritage at a local level." Mrs Tuckerman said.

Projects in the Goulburn electorate to receive funding are the St Clair Villa Museum and Archives interpretation plan, and the Hilltops, Yass Valley, Wingecarribee Shire and Goulburn Mulwaree Council's grants programs and advisor services.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk with the Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman at St Clair Villa Museum and Archives. Photo supplied.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk with the Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman at St Clair Villa Museum and Archives. Photo supplied.