Kiama receives $59K funding for heritage

The Kiama electorate has received a heritage funding boost.

Heritage in Kiama is set to benefit from $59,000 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program.

The funds will go to Kiama Council, for a heritage advisor, and to prepare a heritage study for the Manning Street area in East Kiama.

Kiama Uniting Church, a historical building on the corner of Manning and Bong Bong Streets. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Kiama Uniting Church, a historical building on the corner of Manning and Bong Bong Streets. Picture: GEORGIA MATTS

Funds will also go to Shoalhaven City Council for heritage investigations and a heritage study for Berry, to asses the significance of potential heritage items and two heritage conservation areas.

Kiama MP Gareth Ward said these grants would help local communities across Kiama to know, value and care for their heritage.

"Looking after our heritage is everyone's responsibility and local communities play an important role in maintaining heritage at a local level," he said.

The 2019-21 grants saw $5.8 million awarded to 241 projects statewide across three categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.

Minister for Heritage, Don Harwin said protecting local heritage was an important step towards celebrating NSW's history as a whole and maintaining a physical record of the past.

"Across NSW the Government is providing support for local heritage and indigenous groups, to protecting important heritage items ensuring communities maintain connection with their history" he said.

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