Kevin Humphries, Member for Barwon today announced $750,000 in NSW Government funding for the ‘Australia’s Heritage Perfectly Highlighted’ project that will increase tourist visitation, create local jobs and grow the local economy by bringing dollars into the region.
Kevin Humphries said “The $750,000 grant from the Growing Local Economies Fund will enable Broken Hill to promote the city’s iconic public buildings and share the stories behind Broken Hill as Australia’s First Heritage Listed City.
“This particular project will activate city spaces in a 3D ‘Vivid’ style interpretation and bring to life the CBD and other iconic buildings in a festival of light, pictures, movement and sound,” Kevin Humphries said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the project is one of seven new projects that will receive Growing Local Economies Fund grants this month, to kick-start or reignite regional NSW economies.
“I congratulate the Broken Hill City Council on this funding win and look forward to seeing how this funding will bring benefits for local contractors in the short term and the growth it will provide businesses in the region in the long-term,” Mr Barilaro said.
“In the 20-Year Economic Vision for Regional NSW we clearly said we would direct investment into infrastructure to support key industries for regional communities like Broken Hill.
“It is initiatives like this under the $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund, along with once-in-a-lifetime investment of more than $4 billion through the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund and around $9.5 billion committed or reserved for projects in regional NSW under the Restart NSW fund that show the NSW Government is making regional NSW a great place to work, play and thrive.”
The $500 million Growing Local Economies Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $1.6 billion Regional Growth Fund, which delivers essential infrastructure to spur job creation, improve connectivity and support community amenity, engagement and culture.
Growing Local Economies was established under the NSW Government’s Restart NSW fund to improve economic growth and productivity in NSW.