The $80,000 boost comes under the state government's Heritage Near Me Activation program

GRANTED: Hunter parliamentary secretary Scot MacDonald and mayor Loretta Baker at the Morpeth Museum, which received $80,000 for a heritage interpretation strategy.
GRANTED: Hunter parliamentary secretary Scot MacDonald and mayor Loretta Baker at the Morpeth Museum, which received $80,000 for a heritage interpretation strategy.

A heritage interpretation strategy for Morpeth Courthouse has been locked in, thanks to a grant from the state government. 

The $80,000 grant will include landscape design and implementation of works.

Hunter parliamentary secretary Scot MacDonald said the Heritage Near Me Activation Grants target heritage items that are accessible to the public.

“I’m pleased to be able to support the crucial role played by heritage owners and managers, and congratulate Maitland City Council on their innovation in bringing our local heritage to life,” he said.

“By encouraging the community to use and enjoy our heritage places we ensure they are valued and protected for future generations.”

The project is one of 33 projects across NSW that will share $2.67 million in grants to provide for the upgrade, expansion, restoration or conservation of locally listed heritage items in towns and suburbs across NSW.

‘It is great that Council has received this Heritage Near Me Grant funding for the Morpeth Courthouse Museum,” mayor Loretta Baker said.

“It is a beautiful building and it’s wonderful that we’ve received these funds to assist in the continued development of the site.

“I really value heritage and believe strongly in preserving it so I love seeing projects like this getting the help they deserve.”

  • To read more about the Heritage Near Me program go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near-me.