A new round of grants under the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me program will see $2.8 million directed towards projects to protect unique local heritage around the state. I am encouraging local heritage managers or owners to apply for funding.
Applications are now open for this year’s Heritage Activation grants, which are designed for owners or managers of local, publicly accessible heritage items - from buildings to parks and monuments to special natural and cultural places.
These grants recognise the importance of bringing local heritage spaces and precincts in our community to life to conserve their heritage significance.
The Heritage Activation grants are for projects that actively encourage community interaction and participation with publicly accessible heritage items that are listed on a local council’s Local Environmental Plan (LEP).
Applicants can apply for support for their projects for amounts from $10,000 to $100,000. Applications close on 20 April 2018 for projects that begin after 1 July 2018.
For more information on the Heritage Near Me program, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near- me-incentives, call 02 9873 8544.
Boon for the Bush
Regional NSW will receive a massive $4.154 billion for investment in infrastructure after NSW agreed to transfer its share of Snowy Hydro to the Commonwealth.
This is a huge win for regional NSW, which will benefit both from the Snowy 2.0 scheme and the entirety of the proceeds.
The Snowy transaction is the latest example of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government delivering for regional NSW.
The NSW Government is investing a record $24.4 billion in infrastructure in rural and regional NSW over the next four years.
The NSW Government reached agreement to transfer its primary share (58 per cent) of the hydro-electricity generator to the Commonwealth.