Eurobodalla Council has adopted a new Heritage Strategy that guides heritage conservation and management in Eurobodalla for the next four years.
The strategy was developed in close consultation with the Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee and Heritage Advisor. It identifies 32 actions to achieve the over-arching vision of identifying, recording, promoting and sympathetically managing Eurobodalla’s cultural and environmental heritage for current and future generations.
The strategy focuses on developing and promoting Eurobodalla’s rich heritage as a tourism product, including through further development of heritage maps and the establishment of heritage trails.
Other actions include installing interpretive signage for Council’s heritage assets, continuation of Council’s free Heritage Advisory Service to the owners of heritage-listed items and continuing to support and work with local historical societies.
In adopting the strategy, Council also matched a funding offer from Museums and Galleries of NSW of $7,000 for the next three financial years to deliver a new Museums Advisors Program.
Council’s Strategy and Heritage Planner Steve Halicki said the Museum Advisor Program enlisted specialists to work with local museums to improve their operations, with the aim of increasing cultural tourism opportunities.
“Tourism makes up a significant part of our economy and the Eurobodalla Heritage Strategy supports it as one of the many reasons people love to visit Eurobodalla,” he said.
“Heritage tourism can be enjoyed year-round, with the potential to smooth out some of the peaks and troughs in visitor numbers throughout the year.
“Now that Council has adopted the Eurobodalla Heritage Strategy, we can continue to conserve important heritage items and places. The history and character on display in our shire will be a source of pride in the community for many years and will also be a strong drawcard for visitors.”
The 2017-21 Strategy follows on from the achievements of the 2014-2017 strategy and its implementation will be subject to funding.
Council will continue to offer small grants to owners of heritage items to support their maintenance and conservation. For more information or to apply visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/council/grants/local-heritage-places-grant
To view the new latest Eurobodalla Heritage Strategy visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/community-and-future-planning/strategies
Above: St Nicholas Anglican Church in Nelligen attracted one of Council’s Local Heritage Place Grants, as did Moruya’s former Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, which recently had its façade restored.