Scot MacDonald
8th May 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is announcing $171,462 in funding for six heritage projects in the Maitland region.

Total cost of these six projects is $381,374 and includes contributions from the Trustees of Church Property for the Diocese of Newcastle and Maitland City Council.

The six projects are:

•    Repairs to East End stonework and guttering of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church East Maitland

•    Second implementation phase of the Walka Water Works Interpretation Plan

•    High priority monumental conservation works at Glebe Cemetery

•    Glebe Cemetery Interpretation Plan

•    Maitland Jewish Cemetery Interpretation Plan

•    Maitland Local Heritage Fund

“Looking after our heritage is everyone’s responsibility and communities play an important role in maintaining and promoting local heritage,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Our local heritage speaks to our history so it is important to protect, promote and celebrate it.”

Mayor of Maitland City Council Peter Blackmore said “The Maitland community values its heritage and we are proud to support the maintenance and restoration of these heritage assets.”

These grants were awarded across the Major Works, Heritage Reports and Local Heritage Places streams.

Councils, Aboriginal organisations, peak heritage organisations and owners of heritage items have been awarded a share of $5.4 million in grant funding as part of the program.

Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton said almost 220 grants were awarded across the state in consultation with the NSW Heritage Council.

“These successful grant projects will help to continue to preserve and promote our connection with our past,” Ms Upton said.

The announcement marks this year’s Australian Heritage Festival, which runs until 21 May and the 40th anniversary of the Heritage Act. 

For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see and to find a National Trust NSW Heritage Festival event, go to

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