Upper Hunter Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study receives $40,000 windfall

Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen, Upper Hunter Shire Council general manager Steve McDonald, director environmental and community services Mat Pringle, mayor Wayne Bedggood and Chair of Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council Aunty Jean Hands.
Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen, Upper Hunter Shire Council general manager Steve McDonald, director environmental and community services Mat Pringle, mayor Wayne Bedggood and Chair of Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council Aunty Jean Hands.

THE electorate is set to benefit from $90,000 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants program.

Upper Hunter MP Michael said the funding would help local communities across the state to know, value and care for heritage.

“I am pleased to announce that Liverpool Plains Shire will receive $40,000 for a Community Based Heritage Planning Study; Mid Coast Council will secure $10,000 for the Gloucester Heritage Review and the Upper Hunter Shire Council will collect $40,000 for the Upper Hunter Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study,” he explained.

“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local communities play an important role in maintaining heritage at a local level.

“The 2018/2019 grants saw $740,000 awarded to 20 projects state-wide across three streams: Aboriginal Heritage, Community Heritage Projects and Local Government Heritage Planning Study.”

This funding round marks the 40th anniversary of the state-funded heritage grants program.

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