Sharing Canterbury's community heritage

The Federal Labor Government is supporting a heritage project from Canterbury City Council, Member for Watson, Tony Burke, announced today.

Mr Burke said Canterbury City Council would receive a grant under the Your Community Heritage program for the development of a heritage project – ‘Canterbury Stories - Creating a digital record of conversations of our Community’.

“One of the things I love most about Canterbury is that it is home to a wide range of people from different backgrounds,” Mr Burke said. “This project will create a record of the different stories of how people came to make Australia their shore. “Our community has many different stories to tell and this project will help do that and make it accessible for everyone.

“I am very proud to be able to announce this project and I look forward to seeing the finished version. “This project may also provide material which may be used as part of the multicultural arts precinct at Belmore.”

The Federal Labor Government is supporting 235 heritage projects around Australia. $24,280 is being provided for the project.

Further information about the Your Community Heritage program is available online at www.environment.gov.au/heritage/programs/ych