Monday, 24 June 2019
EFFORTS to preserve Glen Innes’ 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.
Glen Innes Severn 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 the town 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 Glen Innes like the Court House and the original retail spaces in Grey Street are preserved for future generations,” he said.
“Last year the NSW Government provided significant heritage funding to help with the restoration of the front façade of the Land of the Beardies Museum, located at the heritage listed old hospital site.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and I commend Glen Innes Severn 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 Glen Innes Severn Shire Council,” he said.
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/grants-and-funding
MEDIA: Kris Wall 0447 432 392
Photo Caption: Glen Innes Severn Council Interim General Manager Mark Riley, left, Mayor Carol Sparks Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Councillor Glenn Frendon outside the historic Glen Innes Courthouse.