Further repairs will be made to one of Dubbo’s most iconic tourism and historical sites, thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced today that $150,000 has been secured for the Old Dubbo Gaol, as part of a $173,000 allocation to Dubbo Regional Council.
The other $23,000 will be split between the provision of a heritage advisory service ($12,000) and a small grants program for local items ($11,000).
Mr Saunders said the funding for Old Dubbo Gaol will be used on restoration and remedial works.
“As you would expect with a site that has such historical significance, there’s a few things that need some work,” Mr Saunders said.
“I have been very supportive of the work done by staff when it comes to remediation projects that not only ensure safety and stability but also ensure the Gaol keeps within the heritage guidelines
“This money will be used to repair rot in timber posts, roof frames and eaves, as well as completing the conservation of stone walls in three buildings within the Gaol precinct.
“It will also pay for the repair of cracked and leaking stormwater drains and the removal of sandstone pavers that have become damaged and cracked.”
For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see https://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/grants/.