Official Media Release

$90,000 For Heritage in Upper Hunter Electorate

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter is delighted to announce that the electorate of Upper Hunter is set to benefit from $90,0000 in grants under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program.

Mr Johnsen said these grants would help local communities across NSW to know, value and care for heritage.

“I am pleased to announce and congratulate the following recipients:-

Liverpool Plains Shire will receive $40,000 for a Community Based Heritage Planning Study; Mid Coast Council will receive $10,000 for the Gloucester Heritage Review and the Upper Hunter Shire Council will receive $40,000 for the The Upper Hunter Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study,” said Mr. Johnsen.

“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 statewide across three streams: Aboriginal Heritage, Community Heritage Projects and Local Government Heritage Planning Study,” concluded Mr. Johnsen.

This funding round marks the 40th anniversary of the state funded heritage grants program.

For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see