Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Heritage funding goes to six projects
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
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