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.
Park and Forest closures
The Chief Health Officer has issued updated stay at home and restricted activity directions. The new directions are in line with the gradual easing of restrictions and an extension of Victoria’s State of Emergency to 31 May 2020.
New forest walking tracks provide links to the past
New walking tracks are bringing to life again Victoria's first hydro-electric scheme and historic timber harvesting sites in the Rubicon State Forest, near Eildon.
Beaches and recreational boating closures
All beaches are open and are accessible for exercise