Riversdale, The Mill Goulburn and CML Building will receive funding under the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants Program for restoration and repair works.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said the announcement marked this year’s Australian Heritage Festival, which runs until May 21.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and communities play an important role in maintaining and promoting local heritage,” Ms Goward said.
“Goulburn’s heritage speaks to our history so it is important to protect, promote and celebrate it.”
“We have so many beautiful buildings and it is my pleasure to announce funding for these three preservation projects.
The CML building will be upgraded to the tune of $35,000, for patching and repainting of the building’s exterior. There is also building upgrade works for accessibility compliance under the disability access premises code, 2010.
Riversdale will receive $47,867.50 for significant crack repairs, internal painting and remedial works due to factors including: rusted/deteriorated guttering, inadequate grading for surface water runoff around house, rising damp, insufficient stormwater drainage, building movement, failing support piers and failing/drummy
The Mill Goulburn will receive $25, 200 for external painting of the whole building’s exterior.
Other local government Heritage Advisor and Heritage Places Funding projects were also announced including: $12,000 for the Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Adviser Service, $12,000 for the Upper Lachlan Shire Local Government Heritage Advisor Program, $12,000 for the Goulburn Mulwaree Heritage Places Grant and $11,000 for the Upper Lachlan Shire Council Local Heritage Places Grant.
Councils, Aboriginal organisations, peak heritage organisations and owners of heritage items have been awarded a share of $5.4 million in grant funding as part of the program.
Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton said almost 220 grants were awarded across the state in consultation with the NSW Heritage Council.
“These successful grant projects will help to continue to preserve and promote our connection with our past,” Ms Upton said.
“I encourage people to use this week to explore their local heritage. There are also a number of National Trust NSW Heritage Festival events running until 21 May for people to attend to celebrate our history.”
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Heritage Act.
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grantsgo to http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding