Jamie Parker, MP for Balmain, today congratulated the Sydney Bus Museum and the Dictionary of Sydney for being awarded transport heritage grants under the Transport Heritage Grants Program.
The grants, worth a total of $23,389 include:
- $13,089 to restore the Sydney Bus Museum’s historic White Bus.
- $10,300 to publish new entries on Sydney’s Railway Heritage in the Dictionary of Sydney.
This year’s Transport Heritage Grants Program has awarded more than $165,000 to not-for-profit organisations to fund projects to conserve and restore heritage assets and educate the community about the history of transport in NSW.
Jamie Parker praised the organisations for helping to preserve local transport heritage.
“Two successful applicants in our area shows how passionate the local community is about ensuring this history is kept alive and well,” Mr Parker said.
I understand the quality of applications received this year was extremely high so we’re very pleased and excited that these projects in our local community were successful.
I would like to extend my congratulations to all successful applicants who should feel very proud of their achievement. I would encourage anyone eager to preserve our transport past to throw their hat in the ring in next year’s round.”
Other projects receiving grants range from chronicling the history and role of railways in the Temora region, restoring of a Sydney freight tramcar to operating condition, and restoring the interior of 1926-vintage railmotor CPH11.
Grants were officially awarded at the Transport Heritage NSW sector development day on 19 November.
Transport for NSW encourages all applicants who were unsuccessful this year to apply again next year.
For further information about how to apply for grants visit: rahs.org.au/grants