Parkes Shire Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members and businesses to partner in the Heritage Near Me Grants Program.
Heritage Near Me is a government initiative to implement transformational change to protect, share and celebrate heritage in NSW at the local level by working closely with local government and communities
Director of Planning and Environment Steven Campbell says the Heritage Near Me program is a great initiative for Parkes. “The Parkes region boasts a number of significant heritage buildings and locations. Council would like to explore opportunities to partner with interested community members and businesses who own heritage buildings or places, that can fit within the Heritage Near Me Grants,” Steven said.
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have identified the major priorities of the Heritage Near Me Program to be:
- Revitalising heritage spaces by addressing existing gaps within funding streams and providing increased funding for strategic local heritage management projects.
- Building heritage capacity so that it is locally identified, managed, and supported with minimal state government intervention, allowing local governments to work more closely with communities on heritage matters and sharing lessons learnt.
- Providing accessible heritage information that is accurate and reliable, offering more efficient data entry, and new mechanisms for processing and monitoring data
To register your expressions of interest please submit an application in writing to Parkes Shire Council via post or email outlining your project or initiative and how it would meet the criteria of the Heritage Near Me Program. For further information, contact Council’s Planner Michael Carter on 02 6861 2377.