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Council grants for heritage buildings

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February 15, 2018

St Patrick’s Church in Moorilim is among the buildings that will share in about $25 000 funding for new works.

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Six heritage buildings in Greater Shepparton have been awarded a total of almost $25000 in funding for works projects to be completed this financial year.

The heritage grants, available to properties in the heritage overlay, aim to help with costs to convert places of heritage in the city for future appreciation.

The grants program, launched last year, also hopes to promote heritage conservation improvements that boost physical security or appearance while remaining respectful of the structure’s heritage value.

The six buildings getting grants include residential properties, churches and memorial halls in Shepparton, Merrigum, Moorilim and Tatura.

The council had received more than 30 applications.

Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said she was pleased to see so many applications submitted.

‘‘We look forward to seeing the completion of conservation works supported by the heritage grants program later this year,’’ she said.

‘‘Council was impressed with both the quantity and the standard of applications received, and congratulates all grant applicants on the preparation of highly quality applications.’’

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