The preservation of Broken Hill’s heritage will be strengthened through a $68,000 Coalition Government grant, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced.
“The Council of the City of Broken Hill will receive this funding for their proposed project, ‘National Heritage Values Planning Framework’,” Mr Coulton said.
“Thirty projects across Australia will share in $6.2 million to build recognition, conservation and public engagement of Australia’s iconic National Heritage List places, and I’m pleased Broken Hill has been included.
“These landmarks and places are an integral part of our identity, telling stories of the moments that made our unique history. They remind us of how Australian life was in the past and prompt us to reflect on how we hope to live in the future.”
Mr Coulton said Council’s project aims to assess the national heritage values of Broken Hill, and develop resources to assist the community, council and statutory authorities to protect and enhance those values.
“We must ensure residents of the Parkes electorate, and indeed Broken Hill, can continue to experience and learn about our unique heritage,” Mr Coulton said.
The National Heritage List protects more than 100 of Australia’s outstanding natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places, including ancient rock art sites, outstanding colonial buildings, beaches, and parks.
This is the first round delivered under the Australian Heritage Grants Program, announced in the 2018 budget. Up to $21.4 million is being made available from 2018-19 to 2021-22, with $5.7 million per annum provided from 2022-23 onwards. More information is available at: www.environment.gov.au/heritage/grants-and-funding/australian-heritage-grants/2018-19