A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $80,000 for vital conservation work at the Murtoa No 1 Grain Store.
The grant will go to the Heritage Council of Victoria to repair the building’s west end.
The works will include the strengthening and replacement of structural material damaged by termite and borer attack. The work will also include the installation of footings to bring the building’s western roof back to its original level.
Minister Hunt said the grant would add to the visitor experience at this National Heritage listed site.
“I am delighted to announce this grant, which will provide a boost to Murtoa in helping to conserve this iconic heritage place,” Minister Hunt said.
“The Turnbull Government understands the importance of our extraordinary historic heritage.”
“We want to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to visit and enjoy these places. They are extremely important to the local economy in terms of jobs and tourism.”
Mr Broad said he was extremely pleased that the Coalition Government was supporting this project.
“The Murtoa No 1 Grain Store is known as the Cathedral of the Wimmera. It’s a remarkable structure,” Mr Broad said.
“The Coalition Government placed it on the National Heritage List in 2014 in recognition of its uniqueness, and now I am delighted that we as a Government are providing financial assistance to ensure this amazing building is conserved for future generations.”
The grant is part of the Australian Government's Protecting National Historic Sites Programme, which provides funding for important conservation work and activities to increase visitor understanding and access to our historic National Heritage listed sites.
There are 63 places on Australia’s National Heritage List which are specifically recognised for their historical values and for helping to define our nation's heritage.