Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding through a Coalition Government programme to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care.
“In the Northern Territory, we are lucky enough to have special places such as the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct and the Wave Hill Walk Off Route that are so important they have been included in our National Heritage List for their historic value,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
“They are listed alongside other Australian icons as the Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Port Arthur Historic Site, and we should be proud to have them here in the Northern Territory.”
“I encourage those involved with such sites to take advantage of the 2017-18 grants round now underway under the Protecting National Historic Sites programme.”
Applicants have until 8 March 2018 to apply for a share of more than $4 million available this year under the program. Funding from $25,000 to $250,000 is available per successful project.
“Australia has extraordinary stories to tell of the strength, ingenuity and heart of its people, and I have heard many of them in the Territory,” Senator Scullion said.
“I want us to remember these personal, local and national histories and celebrate the contributions made.
“By protecting our historic sites that are in the National Heritage List, we honour those who’ve gone before and keep their legacy alive for the future.”