Kevin Humphries


10 October 2017

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries announced today that the Central Darling Shire Council will receive a $100,000 NSW Government Heritage Grant for a veranda revival upgrade at the Wilcannia Post Office.

The grant was one of almost 40 grants awarded under the latest round of the Government’s Heritage Near Me Activation Grants Program.

Kevin Humphries said this grants program provided support to heritage items that were open to the public.

“This funding doesn’t only mean we can invest in protecting and preserving our local heritage but it means we’re giving more people the opportunity to appreciate their local history.  

“These grants acknowledge and support the vital role owners and managers of locally listed heritage items play in protecting our local heritage.

“The Wilcannia Post Office is in the centre of outback Wilcannia and forms part of an important heritage precinct and is a spectacular landmark at the Historic Bridge River Crossing.

“The works to be carried out under this grant, will facilitate this building becoming a community and visiting professional facility and will upgrade a deteriorated heritage building,” Kevin Humphries said.

Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton said the funding was designed for local government, businesses and community organisations to reactivate and preserve local heritage spaces and precincts. 

“This funding will help communities build on the knowledge they have with their heritage. Nobody knows their heritage better than the locals who live and breathe it,” Ms Upton said.

The Heritage Activation Grants, which are part of the Heritage Near Me program, are specifically for items listed on council Local Environmental Plans.

For more information on the Heritage Near Me program, including the Heritage Activation Grant program, visit

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