NEW MONEY FOR AN OLD PURPOSE
King George V Avenue is set to benefit from a funding injection from the NSW State Government following the announcement of the 2017 Heritage Grants Program by Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today.
Mr Anderson said a total of $59,000 has been awarded to Tamworth Regional Council to help protect, promote and celebrate local heritage as part of this year’s Australian Heritage Festival.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and communities play an important role in maintaining and promoting local heritage.
“Our heritage tells the story of our local community and preserving it provides us with a special connection to our past.”
Mr Anderson said $30,000 has been awarded to implement stage 1 of the King George V Avenue Conservation Management Plan while $16,000 has been awarded to fund a local Heritage Advisor and $13,000 to go towards the Tamworth Regional Heritage Assistance Fund.
Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray welcomed the announcement this morning saying it gives Council and the community a lot of scope to do some meaningful work.
“Not only is it timely that this funding is announced during the Tamworth Regional Heritage Festival, it is also timely as we have recently appointed members to the King George V Avenue Working Group to assist with the implementation of stage one of the Conservation Management Plan.
“The funding just continues the momentum for the preservation and maintenance of King George V Avenue, and allows us to continue our work to maintain the Region’s rich heritage through the Tamworth Regional Assistance Fund.”
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding/ and to find a National Trust NSW Heritage Festival event, go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/nsw/.