Heritage Grants to help preserve local icons

The Andrews Government is providing an opportunity to restore some much loved heritage assets across Melbourne’s outer north.

Labor Member for Yan Yean, Danielle Green, today announced that round three of the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program is now open.

Ms Green said the program is giving communities across Melbourne and Victoria  the resources they need to protect our treasured heritage.

“Our heritage is a reminder of the broad scope of our history. It enriches our experiences and reflects the community’s sense of cultural identity and creates a great sense of pride,” Ms Green said.

“We need to take great care of our heritage assets and these grants will help deliver repairs and upgrades to ensure our treasured heritage will remain part of our identity for many decades to come,” she said.

“I encourage community groups to get involved and apply for funding through these grants,” Ms Green said.

This the biggest boost to heritage assets in Victorian history, funding the repair and restoration of iconic venues all over the state including the RSL Institute in Bendigo, the Polly Woodside in Melbourne and the Reid’s Coffee Palace building in Ballarat.

Round three of the $36.5 million Living Heritage Grants Program closes on the 13th of April, 2018, with successful projects to be announced mid-year.

For further information visit https://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/grants/living-heritage-program or contact Ms Green’s office on 9432-9782.