Narromine granted over four thousand for Heritage Grants

Narormine Shire has been granted $4500 from the NSW government Heritage Grants Program.
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The Shire is one of four in the Dubbo electorate who recieved funding.

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said the heritage of the electorate would benefit from the $35,000 investment in the program.

“I’m delighted these grants have been awarded for valued heritage services in the local area,” Mr Grant said.

Along with Narromine Shire, Dubbo City Council received $12,000, Forbes Shire received $11,000 and Parkes received $7500.

The grant funding represents eight of 181 heritage grants being announced across NSW.

“The NSW Heritage Grants program is designed to provide direct financial assistance to private owners, councils and community-based organisations to maintain and improve their heritage assets,” Mr Grant said.

Minister for Heritage, Robert Stokes said $1.46 million for 181 new projects would protect heritage places and conserve historic places for future generations.

“The NSW government is committed to caring for places of heritage significance and supporting projects which protect our heritage while adapting sites for new uses,” he said.

“New heritage projects can also boost tourism and employment opportunities, particularly in rural and regional communities.”

Funding has also been provided for a wide range of conservation, interpretation, community youth and seniors heritage projects.

Local governments are receiving funding assistance for heritage studies, advice and networking events designed to better protect their local heritage places.

A full list of projects funded under the 2014/15 NSW Heritage Grants program can be found at http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding/.

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