Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed funding to help care for and promote maritime heritage in the Mid-Western Regional Council area.
“This funding will ensure that important maritime heritage of Kandos is available to the community now and for future generations,” Mr Coulton said.
Mr Coulton said that $7000 had been made available to Mid-Western Regional Council for the restoration of the Des Odgers Japanese flag.
More than $150,000 was provided to 31 organisations across Australia through the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme.
The scheme, which includes grants of up to $10,000, internships and in-kind support by museum experts, is administered by the Australian National Maritime Museum.
“I congratulate Mid-Western Regional Council and wish them well in their important work,” Mr Coulton said.
Projects assist in the preservation, collection management and conservation of maritime heritage and to ensure that expert academic knowledge and professional skills can assist in the development of public and education programs.
Since 1995, more than $1 million has supported many community and not-for-profit organisations across Australia with many maritime enthusiasts offering their time and expertise to preserve Australia’s diverse maritime heritage.
For a full list of the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme grant recipients visit www.anmm.gov.au/mmapss