Locals and visitors alike will soon have better access to larger historical artefacts thanks to funding from the NSW Nationals’ Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Nationals’ Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders has announced the Mudgee Historical Society has received $145,284 to construct a new display shed at the Mudgee Museum.
“As Australia’s Top Tourism Town, Mudgee has so much to offer visitors, including the Mudgee Museum, showcasing the cultural heritage of the region,” Mr Saunders said.
“The new shed will provide the historical society with the space to properly preserve and display their larger antique farm machinery and equipment, showcasing Mudgee’s rich agricultural history to visitors from near and far.”
Mudgee Historical Society Inc Secretary Heather McCormick said she was grateful for this support from the NSW Government.
“Unfortunately, there are a number of pieces that people rarely get to see, as they’re all packed in together,” Ms McCormick said.
“We will now have the ability to display our larger items and machinery, while presenting them in a historical fashion.”
Round Five of the Stronger Country Communities Fund will support local community and sporting infrastructure projects, street beautification, public programs and events that display the best of local character and community spirit.
The Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure in the regions.
For more information, visit: nsw.gov.au/sccf