NOBBYS Head and the Newcastle Maritime Museum are in line for a refresh after the state government announced new funding.
The headland will receive $39,000, while the Maritime Museum will get more than $64,000 for projects that “increase community interaction and participation” with heritage. The museum said it plans to use its funding for an animation project, which includes a 360-degree 3D virtual reality exhibit.
And the Newcastle Business Improvement Association will plan for income generation, activation options and flexible interpretive spaces for the headland.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the funding was a boost for Newcastle’s heritage. “This funding doesn’t only mean we can invest in protecting and preserving our local heritage but it means we’re giving more people the opportunity to appreciate their local history,” he said. Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton said the scheme was designed to let community organisations make decisions on heritage.