The Central Coast will benefit from almost $80,000 in Coalition Government funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of Australia’s National Heritage List.
The Old Great North Road at Devines Hill is one of the 49 projects across the country to receive funding through the 2016-17 rounds of the Protecting National Historic Sites and Community Heritage and Icons Grants programs.
Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, said she was thrilled to see this valuable project on the Central Coast receive support.
“This project will conserve the Devines Hill section of the Old Great North Road, by removing rocks and vegetation from this section of the road and installing interpretive signage,” Ms Wicks said.
“The upgrade will help locals and visitors to better understand the significance of the site, which is considered the best surviving example of an intact convict-built road.
“Australia’s National Heritage List is the highest heritage recognition by the Government, and we can be deservedly proud of our community’s role in safeguarding such an important part of our nation’s history and heritage.
“By working together, we can help protect the places that are important to our past, present and future,” she added.
The National Heritage List now comprises 110 places of outstanding natural, historic and Indigenous significance to Australia.
These places define who we are, tell the story of our country’s past, reflect our evolving heritage and where we are going, and showcase our achievements and natural environment.
Media statement, Jul 25
Tim Sowden, office of Lucy Wicks MP