record grants funding to protect local heritage

The Andrews 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 Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett today announced $155,000 grant from this year’s program which will see repairs and conversation works on significant places and objects in the Mornington District.

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.

The 2019 projects in Mount Martha include:
$155,000 for The Briars to undertake urgent floor and sub-floor repairs to rectify termite damage as well as repairs to roof and rainwater goods.

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 recipient’s 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

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

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“Heritage is not just about preserving history, it’s a major part of rural and regional Victoria’s tourism industry and contributes to sustainable economic development.”