NSW bus history boost

New grants program to herald a renaissance of the golden years of bus transport in NSW

Bus history buffs will be lining up to secure funding for their latest historical restoration project, following the announcement of a new NSW Government grant this week.

People with a passion for transport heritage are invited to apply for grant to help conserve and restore old buses and trains, or educate the community about the history of transport in NSW and how it has evolved over the years.

Transport Heritage NSW chief executive Andrew Killingsworth welcomed the initiative to provide funding support to the state’s rich transport heritage.

"Not for profit organisations and volunteers are the lifeblood of our sector," he says.

"The Transport Heritage Grants Program will help fund the good work volunteers do every day in looking after valuable heritage assets and sharing their knowledge and stories with the community."

A Transport for NSW spokesperson says while rail makes up the largest part of the transport heritage sector, not for profit bus and tram heritage groups and local historians are also encouraged to apply.

The Royal Australian Historical Society will administer the program and will be the point of contact for applicants and recipients.

The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure will determine grants this year based on recommendations provided by Transport for NSW.

Applications close on October 5 and can be obtained at the Royal Australian Historical Society website.

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