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Cootamundra Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot courtesy of CGRC

Heritage in the Cootamundra electorate is set to benefit from $180,500 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced today.

Ms Cooke said these grants would help local communities across the electorate to know, value and care for their heritage.

Ms Cooke was pleased to announce the successful grants going towards:

  • Development of conservation management plans for the Locomotive Store building at the Cowra Locomotive Depot ($14,000)
  • To engage the community in appreciating the state listed Cootamundra Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot ($25,000)
  • Small Heritage Grant allocations and Heritage Advisor services for Temora, Narrandera, Weddin, Coolamon, Cowra and Hilltops Councils ($141,500 total)

“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local communities play such a vital role in maintaining these precious relics of our past,” Ms Cooke said.

“We want our heritage to be appreciated and used in the present, and I’m proud of the NSW Government’s commitment to the maintenance and preservation of our unique heritage in the bush.”

The 2019-21 grants saw $5.8 million awarded to 241 projects statewide across three categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.

Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating NSW’s history as a whole and maintaining a physical record of the past.

“Across NSW the Government is providing support for local heritage and indigenous groups, to protecting important heritage items ensuring communities maintain connection with their history,” he said.

For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/heritage/grants-and-funding.