Heritage windfall for Cootamundra electorate as six projects receive funding for preservation

Steph and husband Keith
Steph and husband Keith

Six heritage projects in the Cootamundra electorate will receive funding from the NSW government in the latest round of the Heritage Near Me Activation Grants Program.

These six worthy projects are among almost 40 grants that have been awarded across NSW.

Stephanie Cooke, Member for the Cootamundra electorate said the funding was designed for local government, businesses and community organisations to reactivate and preserve local heritage spaces and precincts.

“These grants acknowledge and support the vital role owners and managers of locally listed heritage items play in protecting our local heritage.” Ms Cooke said.

The projects to benefit from these grants in the Cootamundra electorate are:

  • Naradhan Woolshed: Opening the Door to a Western NSW Treasure
  • Gooloogong Log Cabin Inc with More good times for everyone on the kitchen menu
  • Broadway Museum – Exhibition Space Expansion Project, Junee
  • Upgrading Accessibility of 1880’s Arts Council Building, Murrumburrah Court House
  • “Springdale Boys – Giving Them a Voice” – Springdale War Memorial Precinct
  • Interpreting Grenfell’s Two Main Streets.

“This funding doesn’t just mean we can invest in protecting and preserving our local heritage, it means we’re giving more people the opportunity to appreciate their local history,” Ms Cooke said.

“It will help communities build on the knowledge they have with their heritage.

“Nobody knows their heritage better than the locals who live and breathe it.”

The Heritage Activation Grants , which are part of the Heritage Near Me program, are specifically for items listed on council Local Environmental Plans.

For more information on the Heritage Near Me program, including the Heritage Activation Grant program, visit http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage/heritage-support.htm