September 26, 2019

RECORD GRANTS FUNDING TO PROTECT LOCAL HERITAGE

The Andews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s most important cultural landmarks and buildings with a record $3 million in grants from the Living Heritage Program.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP announced an $80,000 grant from this year’s program to the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) for works for Napier Waller House in Ivanhoe.

The funding will enable urgent conservation works to the laundry, including structural stabilisation and drainage works, and service upgrades.

The Labor Government’s $60 million Living Heritage Program was launched in 2016 and this year has seen the most applications, the most projects and record funding of more than $3 million.

This funding will not only help to preserve our heritage history, it will also support traditional trades and increase tourism opportunities.

The Living Heritage Grants Program is the biggest boost to heritage assets in Victorian history, funding the repair and restoration of the most significant places and objects throughout the state.

For the full list of grant recipients visit: heritage.vic.gov.au/grants/living-heritage-program

Applications for the next round of the Living Heritage Program will open early 2020.

Quote attributable to the Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne MP

“This program is saving significant heritage sites all over Victoria and preserving them for future generations.”

Quote attributable to Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP

“Napier Waller House is an important heritage property. The Ivanhoe home and studio is a memorial to this significant Victorian mural artist.”