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VARUNA NATIONAL WRITERS HOUSE FOUR YEAR FUNDING ANNOUNCED

Varuna the National Writers House is a unique cultural gem in the upper Blue Mountains nurturing our writing talent and international reputation. So it was exciting to meet with Chair of the Board Jennifer Scott to confirm $740,000 over four years to support their invaluable cultural work. And to hear about this great cultural institution. Continue reading

BLUE MOUNTAINS ARTS SECTOR FOSTERED BY MULTI-YEAR FUNDING TO DELIVER PROJECTS

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin and Member of the Legislative Council and Blue Mountains resident Shayne Mallard MP today announced that Varuna the National Writers House will receive $740,000 in long-term funding over the next 4 years to develop and deliver multiple arts and cultural activities. Continue reading

INQURY INTO STATE RECORDS ACT- SITE VISIT

Today the Social Issues Committee inspected the Museum of Sydney, NSW State Archives at Kingswood and Elizabeth Farm at Parramatta as part of our inquiry into the state archives act and the proposal to merge the Sydney Living Museums and State Archives. Very illuminating site visits.  Continue reading

BLACKHEATH RHODODENDRON GARDENS SECURES $20,000 GRANT

Today I announced the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens at Blackheath has received a $20,000 grant as a contribution toward restoration works following the recent devastating summer bushfires. Continue reading