A new project to involve West Wallsend residents in developing a heritage conservation plan for the area has received $100,000 from the NSW Liberal National Government’s Heritage Near Me Program, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC announced today.
Lake Macquarie City Council will receive funds to enable them to set a clear plan for the West Wallsend Heritage Conservation Area and guide the approach to staged improvements to the village over the next 10 to 15 years.
“This project will allow Council to develop a vision and a set of heritage design principles for West Wallsend based on input from the community,” Mr MacDonald said..
“This heritage blueprint will help to reinforce the unique sense of place and historic character of the village, provide an opportunity for local residents to be involved in decisions about the revitalisation of the area, and promote a sense of pride in the local area, raising awareness of the rich local heritage that survives.
“It will incorporate a streetscape plan for the revitalisation of the Main Street commercial precinct, as well as a pedestrian access and mobility plan.”
This project is being supported by the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me program as a Local Heritage Strategic Project.
Local Heritage Strategic Projects provide support to local communities to enhance and protect their local heritage assets. Priority is given to projects that are collaborative and multi-disciplinary, support long term sustainability through the transfer of skills, knowledge and experience, address an identified community need, and increase awareness of local heritage values.
For more information on the Heritage Near Me, visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near-me