Inverell Shire Council Mayor Paul Harman, left, and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall outside the historic Inverell Club.
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
EFFORTS to preserve Inverell’s historic buildings have received a boost with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing a $23,000 grant from the State Government for local heritage projects.
Inverell Shire Council has received the funding to continue its small heritage grants program and to subsidise the cost of an independent heritage advisor for the owners of local heritage buildings.
Mr Marshall said in the past heritage funding had assisted private owners of heritage-listed properties across Inverell’s CBD with restoration and maintenance costs.
“Over the last few years it has been fantastic to see exactly what this money can achieve,” Mr Marshall said.
“It’s incredibly important that prominent buildings in Inverell’s CBD like the Inverell Club and Oxford Hotel are preserved for future generations,” he said.
“Last year the NSW Government provided heritage funding to help with the restoration of the former Sisters of Mercy convent building, which is being returned to its grand old glory days but in a modern context.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and I commend Inverell Shire Council for the work it’s doing in supporting property owners to preserve the town’s identity.”
Mr Marshall said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating the region’s history and maintaining a physical record of the past.
“Those people interested in accessing this latest funding to undertake work or engage the services of a heritage advisor should get in contact with Inverell Shire Council,” he said.
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/grants-and-funding