Paxton Square Cottages are set for a re-vamp.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has announced the Regional Council of Goyder has been awarded $400,000 through the Australian Heritage Grants program.
The grant will assist the Regional Council of Goyder to reconstruct the communal spaces of Paxton Square Cottages and develop the historic site as a first class tourism facility.
The project will help connect all generations with the historical significance of the area and utilise spaces as intended in the original construction of Paxton Square Cottages. The reconstructed gardens and new historical look of Paxton Square will create a great space for visitors and locals.
“Burra is an absolute gem,” Mr Ramsey said. “There are wonderful buildings all over the town and they attract thousands of tourists and it is important we help the council to maintain this heritage.
“The grant comes on the back of the town achieving heritage listing in 2017 which opened up opportunities for the council to tap into the new Australian Heritage Grants Program announced in the 2018 budget.
“It is vitally important we preserve our historically significant sites and landmarks and two other projects in Grey have also benefitted from the grants in total delivering $738,000 for the electorate in this, the first round of the grants program.
“Investing in the regions, our infrastructure and our history bear a dividend for all and I am pleased our good management of the economy means more funds for projects like this.”
Across Australia the Morrison Government has delivered $6.2 million into 30 projects.
Media Contact Leonie Lloyd Smith 86331744 May 6 2019