North West region receives grant for Riversleigh

The North West is set to benefit from $8,635 in Turnbull Government funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of places on Australia’s National Heritage List.

 The Riversleigh Fossil Centre’s Digestible Science project is one of 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.

 The Digestible Science project will develop a soft cover booklet suitable for school students aged 7-12 years, to raise awareness of and engagement with the Australian Fossil Mammal Site at Riversleigh.

 “I’m thrilled to see this valuable project receive support and congratulate the Riversleigh Fossil Centre and the Mount Isa City Council on their successful application for funding,” Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said.

 The Turnbull Government awarded more than $1.57 million in funding to community groups, individuals and local governments as well as National Heritage List place site owners and managers.

 “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,” Senator Macdonald said.

 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.

The Protecting National Historic Sites program helps ensure Australia’s nationally significant historic heritage places are protected and maintained for future generations. The Community Heritage and Icons Grants program funds a range of interpretation, communication and promotion activities that promote community participation and awareness of places listed on Australia’s National Heritage List.

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