Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts visit Singleton Museum to announce new Regional Cultural Fund

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin paid a visit to our local Museum when Cabinet met in Singleton on Thursday.

They were excited to pass on the news to the hard working volunteers that the NSW government is investing $100 million in a new Regional Cultural Fund.

And, that fixing the historic building’s leaking roof would be the type of project eligible for funding.

The roof was badly damaged by falling branches when Burdekin Park experienced the now infamous influx of Little Red Flying-Foxes in March 2016.

The park and the museum had to be closed and as we all know it was a difficult period for the volunteers.

Mr Barilaro says the fund will invest in new arts and cultural facilities and can be used to upgrade existing spaced including galleries, theatres, libraries, halls and museums.

“It’s going to be game changer for organisations like this,” Mr Harwin added.

Expresssions of Interest will open from June 21 and for further information visit www.create.nsw.gov.au

Singleton Council general-manager Jason Linnane says they are going to sit down and work collaboratively with local groups interested applying for funding.