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MRC puts $10,500 in heritage

By Riverine Herald

MURRAY River Council has awarded $10,500 in heritage funding towards the maintenance and upkeep of local heritage properties.

Two applications were received under council’s Local Heritage Fund program — funded via the NSW Government — which aims to support the community’s efforts to preserve heritage items within the area.

Moama Cemetery was awarded $7500 under the program for the development of the Moama Cemetery Memorial Walk.

The project includes the installation of a series of plinths and plaques, each bearing the name and date of death of persons who were buried in the cemetery in unmarked graves, supporting the ongoing efforts to build upon the town’s local history.

Cranford House on Cobb Highway also received $3000 for veranda restoration.

Mayor Chris Bilkey said the two projects are important heritage sites within the area.

“Both these projects will enhance key items in our rich collection of historical sites, buildings and artefacts located in the council area,’’ he said.

“It’s pleasing that these works can now go ahead and we can continue to preserve our history for current and future generations to enjoy.’’