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$2.8 Million in Grants to Bring Local Heritage to Life

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, and heritage managers or owners in the Goulburn are encouraged to apply, Member for Goulburn Pru Goward MP announced today.

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,” Ms Goward said.

“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).

“This program supports local communities in their efforts to conserve and celebrate their stories, places and values.

“I encourage all heritage managers or owners across the area to apply for this funding,” Ms Goward said.

Past grants have allowed heritage managers or owners—most often community groups and local councils—to undertake conservation
work, improve accessibility to their heritage item, add interpretation to a
site, or reuse an old site for a new purpose.

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,
call 02 9873 8544 or email


Goulburn Electorate Office
(02) 4822 6444

Ministerial Office
(02) 8574 5907

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