A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide $80,000 for restoration work at the Outback Community Church in Broken Hill.
The grant will go to Outback Community Church Incorporated to conserve the exterior of the Oxide St property, which was formerly the Masonic club.
The project will focus on restoring the encircling verandah and the façade of this historic building.
Minister Hunt said the grant would enhance the experience of visitors to this National Heritage listed town.
“I am delighted to announce this grant, which will further boost Broken Hill’s attraction as a tourist icon,” 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 Coulton said he was delighted that Broken Hill had been successful at securing a Commonwealth heritage grant.
“This grant acknowledges Broken Hill’s remarkable heritage and will contribute to the town’s ongoing transformation into a key tourist destination,” Mr Coulton said.
“This is the fourth Commonwealth heritage grant for the town since Minister Hunt placed Broken Hill on the National Heritage List in 2015.”
“In less than 18 months the Coalition Government has provided almost $220,000 to Broken Hill for projects to conserve and promote the town’s heritage.”
“Heritage listing has unlocked Commonwealth funding for Broken Hill and I am delighted with the ongoing support that we as a Government have been able to provide.”
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.
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