A huge boost for local heritage preservation

Monday, 24 May 2021
The St George community is set to benefit from two projects which will safeguard local heritage areas to preserve the intrinsic historical and social significance of the region.
 
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has welcomed this important funding investment in the local community, thanks to the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants program.
 
“This program will allow owners, custodians and local community members to share, showcase and protect our local heritage well into the future,” Mr Coure said.
 
“This investment will establish a local heritage advisory service and provide funding for a grants program to preserve artefacts and individual spaces within the area.”
 
Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin, said “these grant projects will help ensure that our heritage is conserved and maintained for future generations.”
 
“We want to actively engage communities in understanding and promoting the fascinating stories of our State,” Minister Harwin said.
 
Local residents have grown up admiring our local historical sites and spaces including the Georges River and the Oatley Clock Tower. It is important that future generations can also share this experience while learning about their role in establishing our local identity,” Mr Coure said.
 
The 2021-23 grants will see $5.5 million awarded to over 220 projects statewide across three categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.
 
“This program is protecting all aspects of local heritage throughout NSW and this three year commitment can provide peace of mind to everyone across the State, that our Government is steadfast on preserving local history.”
 
Georges River Council will be overseeing the provision of funding for these works which are set to benefit communities throughout our local government area.
 
For more information about previous recipients, grant guidelines and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, please visit: https://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/grants/.