Tuesday, 2 May 2017
THE preservation of Inverell’s historic buildings has received a boost today, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing that the NSW Government will provide funding to help Inverell Shire Council conserve the town’s heritage.
Mr Marshall said council would use the $31,000 heritage funding package to fund a local heritage advisory service and target local heritage places in the Sapphire City.
“Inverell has a rich history past, dominated by agriculture and mineral exploration, which has left it with a multitude of beautiful heritage buildings, each with a story to tell,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding provides a two-pronged approach to preserving Inverell’s unique history – with money to protect existing heritage buildings and funding to provide an advisor that will help locals understand rules that may impact them.
“Our region’s heritage is often irreparably damaged because individuals simply aren’t aware of their legal obligations and options when dealing with older buildings.
“A heritage advisor will visit Inverell on one day a month for the next two years, assessing building applications, visiting sites and providing advice for owners and builders.
“Through this proactive approach to Inverell’s heritage, future generations will be able to better appreciate the town’s living history.”
The funding is a continuation of the NSW Government’s commitment to preserving heritage – with more than $5 million allocated for heritage places and advisors across the state.
“I congratulate Inverell Shire Council on securing these funds and its commitment to preserving the town’s unique history,” Mr Marshall said.
Appointments with Inverell’s heritage advisor can be made through Elise Short at Inverell Shire Council’s Civil and Environmental Services Section on 6728 8239.