SECURING MOREE’S FUTURE BY HELPING TO PRESERVE THE PAST

SECURING MOREE’S FUTURE BY HELPING TO PRESERVE THE PAST

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and Moree Plains Shire Council Mayor Katrina Humphries.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

THE preservation of Moree’s historic buildings has received a boost today, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announcing the NSW Government would provide funding to help local building owners make informed decisions when modifying, maintaining or renovating their property.

Mr Marshall said the $26,500 grant would jointly fund Moree Plains Shire Council’s heritage advisory service and provide financial assistance to owners to maintain or restore older buildings.

“Good stewardship of historic buildings is important to a community’s identity and a reward in itself – but can bring unexpected financial stresses with it,” Mr Marshall said.

“This fund will help Moree Plains Shire Council provide assistance with advice or funding to keep older buildings looking their best. Whether it’s quality expert advice or a small grant, help is available to keep our region’s heritage safe.

“A heritage advisor will be available to go over building plans and provide advice or feedback. If changes are in the public interest, there’s additional funding to help make it a reality.”

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 Moree Plains Shire Council on working hard to maintaining the community’s identity and for their significant contribution to keep this program running,” Mr Marshall said.

Moree Plains Shire Council’s Senior Urban Planner Murray Amos said the funding provided council with the ability to manage the local heritage assets, to gain access to expert heritage advice and to raise the profile of local heritage.

Council’s heritage advisor is available through Moree Plains Shire Council’s Planning & Community Development Department. To make an appointment, call Murray Amos on 6757 3222.

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