Friday, November 9, 2012

Heritage, preservation efforts recognised

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland’s heritage and preservation efforts have been rewarded with two Tidy Towns awards in 2012 Office of Environment and Heritage Cultural Heritage Awards (population 25,000-plus).
The first award was for Maitland City Council’s heritage kit – a guide that is helping people restore their homes.
“It’s about people who are investing time and energy into these homes with heritage value and it all benefits us by making Maitland a place we want to live,” council heritage officer Clare James said.
The kit was created by the Maitland City Heritage Group, which meets monthly and comprises council and community representation, including National Trust and Maitland Historical Society. The kit includes a trades directory putting renovators in touch with joiners and roofers with a specialty in slate, for example.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Nov. 6, 2012.