The Living Heritage Grants Program is providing $36.5 million over four years to protect and revitalise the state’s most important heritage places.
The program is the largest government investment in the conservation and activation of heritage assets in Victorian history.
Round 2 competitive grants stream funding of over $2.5 million was recently awarded, which will support 22 projects in 2017/18. The funded projects include restoration works to the Camperdown Clock Tower, the Healesville Railway Water Tower and Crane, and the Former Ballarat RAAF Base.
For a full list of funded projects, visit The Living Heritage Program.
Heritage plays a large part in the liveability of Victoria and provides a cultural and physical link to understanding the past. It also contributes approximately $2.4 billion towards Victoria’s booming tourism industry, including the support of 184,800 jobs.
Fire investigators being trained to look for clues
Fifteen trainee bushfire investigators from Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic), CFA, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria will search for clues at multiple sites of “suspicious bushfires” in Walmer State Forest near Castlemaine on Wednesday
128 year old bridge repair
One of the projects currently being implemented as part of the Living Heritage Grants Program is conservation works to the 1890 Wollaston Bridge, Warrnambool. This well used bridge is a key link for pedestrians crossing the Merri River and is
A disaster year for record platypus and rakali deaths
It has been a devastating year for playpus and rakali drownings