Some of the most significant sites on Australia's National Heritage List will share in almost
$9 million funding to protect and maintain their historic values.
I am proud to announce that 18 successful applicants will benefit from grants of up to $1 million through the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites Programme. This will allow them to carry out important conservation work and activities which will enhance visitor understanding and access to these important sites.
There are 103 places on Australia’s National Heritage List which are recognised for helping to define our nation's natural, historic and Indigenous heritage.
The Australian War Memorial, the former High Court of Australia, Woolmers Estate and the Hyde Park Barracks are among the key heritage-listed sites to receive funding through the grants announced today.
Other successful projects include:
• conservation work on the Convict Workshops at Cockatoo Island (NSW)
• conservation works and development of public education and interpretation resources on the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme (WA)
• archaeological research, investigations, and conservation works to the historical graves within the Third Quarantine Cemetery (NSW)
• conservation works and the development of a cultural hub at the Rippon Lea House and Gardens (Victoria).
It’s a diverse list but one that very much reflects the richness of Australia’s heritage. What these places have in common is that they help build a strong sense of community and identity among Australians and remind us of who we are and where we have come from.
It is important that future generations have the opportunity to visit places on the National Heritage List. By providing funding to help maintain and develop these important historic sites the Government is making sure this can happen.
I encourage everyone to visit these sites and learn about the places that help tell the story of our unique and diverse heritage.
The Protecting National Historic Sites Programme supports activities that protect, manage, maintain and conserve places listed on the National Heritage List for their historic values and also contribute to the management and long-term sustainability of these places.
The programme strives to improve the protection, conservation and preservation of places included on the National Heritage List for their historic heritage values. Another important goal is to improve community awareness of and engagement with these sites.
Further information about Protecting National Historic Sites is available at: www.environment.gov.au/heritage/grants-and-funding/protecting-national-historic-sites