Heritage in Goulburn, Hilltops, Upper Lachlan, Yass and Wingecarribee Council areas is set to benefit from $89,000 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman announced today.

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

Mrs Tuckerman was pleased to announce the successful grants going towards:

  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council St Clair Villa Museum and Archives Interpretation Plan
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council Small Grants Program
  • Goulburn Mulwaree Council Heritage Advisor Services
  • Hilltops Council Small Grants Program
  • Hilltops Council Heritage Advisor Services
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council LGA Heritage Review 2019-2020
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council Small Grants Program
  • Upper Lachlan Shire Council Heritage Advisor Services
  • Yass Valley Council Small Grants
  • Yass Valley Council Heritage Advisor Services
  • Wingecarribee Shire Council Small Grants Program
  • Wingecarribee Shire Council Heritage Advisor Services

“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.

Mayor of Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Bob Kirk welcomed the funding.

“It’s great to be successful in gaining funding for St Clair Villa, for our heritage grants program and for heritage advisor services.

“Our community puts a high value on our local heritage, and this funding will help us protect and maintain it – I thank the NSW Government for continuing this important grant program”, Clr Kirk said.

The 2019-21 grants saw $5.8 million awarded to 241 projects statewide across three categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.

Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating NSW’s history as a whole and 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 connection with their history” he said.

For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/grants-and-funding.

Pictured: Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman with Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Bob Kirk outside of St Clair. Goulburn Mulwaree Council have received funding for the St Clair Villa Museum and Archives Interpretation Plan