Wood you like to learn about the red gum tim­ber in­dus­try?

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

MUR­RAY River Coun­cil has been awarded $30,000 to start work on a project to help tell the story of the tim­ber in­dus­try in Math­oura.

The NSW Gov­ern­ment’s Her­itage Near Me pro­gram grant will go to­wards ‘pre­serv­ing and pro­mot­ing the her­itage of the red gum tim­ber in­dus­try’ through the project de­vel­oped by coun­cil staff in part­ner­ship with the com­mu­nity.

Mur­ray River Coun­cil mayor Chris Bilkey said this was an im­por­tant cul­tural her­itage project that will add an­other sig­nif­i­cant tourism prod­uct to the Math­oura area.

“The Math­oura com­mu­nity is proud of its red gum tim­ber in­dus­try her­itage so this is a great way to ed­u­cate the pub­lic about the im­por­tance of the red gum tim­ber in­dus­try and forests,’’ he said.

“The change of the State For­est to Na­tional Park a few years ago high­lighted the need to pre­serve, cel­e­brate and com­mu­ni­cate the story of the tim­ber in­dus­try, which has played such a sig­nif­i­cant role in this re­gion’s de­vel­op­ment.’’

The project will in­clude: ■ De­sign and in­stal­la­tion of a Tim­ber Her­itage Time­line walk; ■ De­sign and print­ing of the Tim­ber Her­itage Time­line brochure; ■ Po­ten­tial dis­play of var­i­ous tools and equip­ment used through­out the years in the red gum tim­ber in­dus­try; ■ De­sign and set up of the Tim­ber Her­itage web­site re­source; ■ Pro­duc­tion of a short video, in­clud­ing oral his­to­ries and footage of the for­est and rel­e­vant tools and equip­ment; and ■ Pro­mo­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and tools to raise aware­ness of the project. As per fund­ing guide­lines, the project will be com­pleted by May, 2019.

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