When information about the availability of a grant for security measures was forwarded to the Murchison & District Historical Society from Member for Benalla Dr. Bill Sykes’ office, the timing was most appropriate as we were about to start our extension project at the Heritage Centre.
The Society has been successful in obtaining a grant of $1,367 though the Coalition Government’s Community Safety Fund towards a security alarm system in the Heritage Centre. Bill Sykes and Steph Ryan, Nationals candidate for Euroa visited the nearly completed Heritage Centre on Friday the 29th August to see the improvements and to make the announcement of our success in obtaining the grant.
Steph Ryan said, “Effective crime prevention requires residents, communities, businesses and all levels of government to work together to improve safety. Everyone needs to play their part, and we can all take some simple steps to secure our own property and get involved in local community action to help drive down crime.”
The redevelopment project is nearing completion with the major building works complete and only minor finishing to be attended inside the building. External landscaping and paving will soon be undertaken.
Members will be busy in setting up our displays again, furnishing the new function room and organizing the Heritage Centre so it will operate more effectively and give visitors a better experience.
We are delighted with the improvements and look forward to be open again so we can share the improved Centre with the Community.
John Ball, Steph Ryan, Bill Sykes, Lyndon Gregory and Kay Ball outside Heritage Centre
Nearly completed extended and redeveloped Heritage Centre