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.
“This in turn will encourage building owners to undertake appropriate conservation management, repairs and maintenance to share with the wider community in an effort to strengthen and enhance appreciation of the built heritage within the Rylstone Heritage Conservation Area.
“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and local communities play an important role in maintaining heritage at a local level.”
The 2018/2019 grants saw $740,000 awarded to 20 projects state-wide across three streams: Aboriginal Heritage, Community Heritage Projects and Local Government Heritage Planning Study.
This funding round marks the 40th anniversary of the state funded heritage grants program.