Hon Judi Moylan

Budget 2005 - Moylan announces $10.5 million to protect Australian heritage

Important heritage icons in Pearce may be considered for funding under the National Heritage Investment Initiative, according to Member for Pearce Judi Moylan. Ms Moylan said the National Heritage Investment Initiative, which was announced last night by the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator the Hon Ian Campbell after the Federal Budget 2005-06, would provide $10.5 million over four years to conserve places of outstanding heritage value to the nation. Ms Moylan said the National Heritage Investment Initiative built on the establishment of the new National Heritage List, which was announced by the Australian Government last year. Minister Campbell said: “Funding for the National Heritage Investment Initiative is part of the Australian Government’s overall 2005-06 Budget spending of $3.2 billion on the environment ….” “Having just had the pleasure of attending the opening of the works to Katharine Susannah Pritchard’s home at Greenmount, I was reminded of the importance of preserving important tangible evidence of our history,” Ms Moylan said. “Katharine’s Place is a living heritage as it continues to nuture the literary skills of emerging writers.” Ms Moylan said it was a credit to those with the foresight to consider heritage projects to follow through by making an application for funding. “I would encourage others to find appropriate projects for the National Heritage Investment Initiative,” she said.

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