Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Her­itage fund­ing goes to six pro­jects

- Deniliquin · Edward River Council · Deniliquin Council · Cressy

More than $16,000 from the Lo­cal Her­itage Fund will be used to pre­serve, re­pair and en­hance six of De­niliquin’s his­toric build­ings.

Ed­ward River Coun­cil re­ceived 13 ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing ear­lier this year, six of which were suc­cess­ful.

The com­bined cost of the suc­cess­ful pro­jects is $49,990, mean­ing build­ing own­ers and man­agers will con­trib­ute $24,740 of their own funds.

‘‘I think pre­serv­ing his­tory is a crit­i­cal thing for any town, but it doesn’t mean ev­ery­thing can be saved,’’ Mayor Norm Bren­nan said.

‘‘There must be a bal­ance be­tween progress and re­tain­ing pre­vi­ous his­tory.

‘‘Each of these pro­jects suc­cess­ful in re­ceiv­ing grant fund­ing will pre­serve, main­tain and im­prove the im­por­tant her­itage build­ings of De­niliquin.’’

Grants ap­proved in­clude:

● $2325 to re­place the front doors of an End St, De­niliquin prop­erty (to­tal cost $5450).

● $2500 to re­paint a Cressy St, De­niliquin busi­ness (to­tal cost $6000).

● $825 to paint the rear of a Napier De­niliquin build­ing (to­tal cost $1650).

● $8600 to re­place the roofs of two build­ings in Cressy St, De­niliquin. One re­place­ment is costed at $17,050 with coun­cil con­tribut­ing $6600, and the other is es­ti­mated at $6000 with coun­cil con­tribut­ing $2000.

● $2000 to re­place the front Henry St, De­niliquin home ($4840).

Gen­eral man­ager Phil Stone said it was a chal­lenge to choose just a few of the ap­pli­cants to re­ceive fund­ing.

‘‘Some pro­jects looked on their mer­its to be worth­while, but just too big for the grants that were open. we only had a cer­tain amount avail­able,’’ Mr Stone said.

‘‘We did di­rect those other ap­pli­cants to other ar­eas where they may be able to get the grant they need.

‘‘It was great, how­ever, to see such in­ter­est in pre­serv­ing De­niliquin’s her­itage build­ings.’’ fence (to­tal

St, at a cost

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