Major funding boost for states heritage assets
The State Library and Echuca’s Loco Shed are just two of the states public heritage assets that will share in more than $3.4 million under the State Governments Public Heritage Program, the Planning Minister, Mr John Thwaites said.
Mr Thwaites announced the round one funding today at Footscray Park, which will receive $160,000 for capital works to the Alfred Green Fountain and Thompson Water Garden.
“The grants will be spread amongst almost 40 projects statewide, with the majority in rural and regional Victoria,” he said.
“The $15 million Public Heritage Program, administered by Heritage Victoria, funds the conservation of the states historic public assets. These grants will be used for urgent repairs, restoration and refurbishment of important historic places.”
Mr Thwaites said some of the key projects include:
The State Library of Victoria $800,000
Echuca Locomotive Shed $300,000
City of Launceston, Port Phillip Bay $60,000
Royal Melbourne Zoo $200,000
Maltzahn’s Farm, Lalor $216,000
Queen Victoria Gardens Beechworth $50,000
Condidorio’s Bridge $50,000
Rushworth Shire Hall $130,000Mr Thwaites said the funding recognises the State Labor Government’s commitment to protect and care for those publicly owned assets that enhance our heritage.