The Corangamite Shire Council has received a $50,000 heritage grant, sharing in more than $1.8 million worth of new grants to preserve and protect heritage across the State, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today.
The grant is for Stage 2 of the Corangamite Heritage Study and will assist the Corangamite Shire with the continued documentation of heritage places identified in Stage 1 of the project.
Ms Tierney said the project was one of 70 grants totalling more than $1.8 million grants to preserve heritage across Victoria.
“Today’s grants include funding for 15 large scale community projects around Victoria to repair and interpret significant heritage places and objects,” Ms Tierney said.
“Projects range from restoration works to libraries and town halls to the development of an i-phone app so people can identify trees across the State on the National Trust’s Significant Tree Register.
“There are also five heritage studies which are being funded and 50 councils across Victoria have received grants for their heritage advisory services.”
Ms Tierney said the heritage study and advisory service grants were a critical step towards preserving historically important places across Victoria.
“Councils play a vital role in the protection of heritage sites and it is important they are supported in this work,” she said.