Gareth Ward MP announced today that Heritage in Kiama is set to benefit from $59,000 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program.
Mr Ward said these grants would help local communities across Kiama to know, value and care for their heritage.
Mr Ward was pleased to announce the successful grants going towards:
- Shellharbour City Council
- Kiama Municipal Council
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local communities play an important role in maintaining heritage at a local level,” He said.
The 2019-21 grants saw $5.8 million awarded to 241 projects statewide across three categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.
Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating NSW’s history as a whole and maintaining a physical record of the past.
“Across NSW the Government is providing support for local heritage and indigenous groups, to protecting important heritage items ensuring communities maintain connection with their history” he said.
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/grants-and-funding.