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09 Jul

HELPING SAVE LINDLEGREEN BARN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

IT was added to the State Heritage Register last year and now it’s receiving significant funding from the NSW Government to ensure that history will live on for generations to come.
The historic importance of Lindlegreen Barn at O’Connell continues to be recognised after Bathurst MP Paul Toole today announced two different Heritage Grants totalling $170,000 to save the ageing structure.

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09 Jul

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NEW BRIDGE AT CLARENCE

A new bridge across the main western rail line on Chifley Road is on the way with a contract awarded for construction of the bridge.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the new bridge at Clarence was part of a $95 million investment to upgrade the Great Western Highway and Bells Line of Road.
“A contract has been awarded to Quickway Constructions Pty Ltd to build the new bridge on Chifley Road to improve safety for all road users and also improve regional access,” Mr Toole said.

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09 Jul

ICONIC ZIG ZAG RAILWAY RECEIVES HERITAGE GRANT OF $150,000

THE iconic Zig Zag Railway received further support from the NSW Government today with Bathurst MP Paul Toole announcing it would receive a $150,000 Heritage grant.
Funding will be used for the preservation of stonework at the iconic tourist attraction near Lithgow.
While the tunnels, viaducts, culverts and retaining walls have remained in remarkable condition, important repair and restoration work is needed to enable them to be retained in their original state and prevent further deteriorating.

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09 Jul

RYLSTONE’S MAIN STREET STUDY

Heritage is set to take centre stage at Rylstone thanks to a $5000 grant from the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants Program.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole said the grant program helps local communities across NSW to know, value and care for heritage
“Mid-Western Regional Council will now push forward with its Main Street Study Review project,” he said.
“Its aim is to update, review and expand the heritage recommendations of the 1991 Rylstone Main Street Study for Louee Street.

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