HERITAGE GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE LOCAL ICON IN BOX HILL

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring one of Box Hills much loved heritage assets, Box Hill Cemetery Columbarium.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced a $200.000 grant from the Labor Government’s Living Heritage Program, which gives communities like Box Hill the resources we need to protect our treasured heritage.

The grant will allow Box Hill Cemetery Columbarium to conduct urgent high priority structural and external works as specified in the Box Hill Cemetery Columbarium Conditions Assessment and Recommendations Report.  

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 Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane

 “These repairs and upgrades will ensure this treasured location will remain part of our identity for many decades to come.”

 

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