A study will inform how Aboriginal cultural heritage sites across the Hastings are protected into the future.
The state government will provide up to $30,000 in matched funding to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to undertake a study to identify Aboriginal archaeological and cultural heritage sites and places across the local government area.
The Port Macquarie-Hastings Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Study will be the result.
Cultural studies have previously been undertaken on a needs basis.
The state government allocation is part of $53,000 to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council under the Heritage Grants Program.
The program is designed to help owners, custodians, managers and communities to know, value and care for their heritage.
Another component of the funding allocation is up to $6000 in both 2019/20 and 2020/21 for heritage consultant advice.
The council draws on an external consultant's heritage expertise when required.
Meanwhile, private owners of heritage properties will also benefit as a result of funding.
The council will receive up to $5,500 in both 2019/20 and 2020/21 for heritage asset maintenance and repair.
The council then offers grants to owners of heritage properties towards maintenance and repair work.
Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams announced the heritage funding in late May.
The Port Macquarie Historical Society will also receive $20,000 for repairs and structural remediation works to the Port Macquarie Museum building.
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