NSW funds for heritage

Elizabeth Bay House, 1927. Source: HHT Collections.

Sean Nicholls, State Budget 2015: cash to upgrade Sydney’s historic houses and museums, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2015

Some of Sydney’s grandest historic houses and museums will be upgraded with a $12.7 million cash injection.

The Museum of Sydney and Elizabeth Bay House will be the first to benefit from the money, to be announced in next Tuesday’s state budget.

Among the other properties in line for maintenance upgrades are the Justice and Police Museum; The Mint, Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Farm, Rouse Hill House and Farm and Rose Seidler House.

The works will include electrical, fire safety and sewerage upgrades as well as sandstone repairs.

Heritage minister Mark Speakman said the money would allow the Sydney Living Museums – formerly the Historic Housing Trust – to “upgrade some of our magnificent Heritage properties”.

“This substantial increase in funding demonstrates the Government’s commitment to preserving and securing our heritage for future generations,” he said.