HERITAGE GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE LOCAL ICONS
The Andrews Labor Government is restoring one of the electorate of Werribee’s much loved heritage assets, the Uniting Church Crossroads.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced a $36.5 million grant from the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program, which gives communities like Wyndham the resources we need to protect our treasured heritage.
Grants in Wyndham include:
- $195,000 for Uniting Church Crossroads for Roof repairs to the Church & Manse.
Our heritage is our history – it enriches our experiences, reflects the community’s sense of cultural identity, sense of place and creates a great sense of pride.
The $38.5 million Living Heritage Grants Program is the biggest boost to heritage assets in Victorian history, funding the repair and restoration of iconic venues all over the state.
This includes the highly intact nineteenth century Omeo Justice Precinct, the World War 1 searchlight emplacement at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and Christ Church in St Kilda – one of the oldest buildings in Melbourne south of the Yarra River.
Applications for the next round of the Contested Grants stream of the Living Heritage Program will open early 2019.
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas MP
“These repairs and upgrades will ensure this treasured location will remain part of our identity for many decades to come.”