Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care.
“In the ACT and other regions, we are lucky enough to have special places such as the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, and the Snowy Mountains Scheme, that are so important they have been included in our National Heritage List for their historic value,” Senator Seselja said.
“They are listed alongside other Australian icons as the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Port Arthur Historic Site, and we should be proud to have them here in our region.”
“I encourage those involved with such sites to take advantage of the 2017-18 grants round now underway under the Protecting National Historic Sites program and I will be writing to the organisation to offer my support for their application.”
Applicants have until 8 March 2018 to apply for a share of more than $4 million available this year under the program. Funding from $25,000 to $250,000 is available per successful project.
Liberal Senator for New South Wales, Arthur Sinodinos, said that Australia has extraordinary stories to tell of the strength, ingenuity and heart of its people.
“I want us to remember these personal, local and national histories and celebrate the contributions made.
“By protecting our historic sites that are in the National Heritage List, we honour those who’ve gone before and keep their legacy alive for the future.”
MEDIA CONTACT SENATOR SESELJA: CASSANDRA CHOAKE | M: 0427 839 164 P: (02) 6247 6444 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEDIA CONTACT SENATOR SINODINOS: ANDREW HAMILTON | M: 0430 306 660 P: (02) 8289 9450 E: email@example.com