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Grants to tell the stories and conserve places that define the Goldfields

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has congratulated Ngalia Heritage Research Council Aboriginal Corp on successfully being awarded funding under the Australian Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme.


The grants are part of a $1.4 million commitment by the Australian Government to provide opportunities for community groups to celebrate places of national significance in their communities which are recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.


Mr Wilson said 30 community groups and organisations across Australia, including Ngalia Heritage Research Council Aboriginal Corp, will receive funding.


Ngalia Heritage Research Council Aboriginal Corp will receive $9,559 to document the Aboriginal story associated with the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme pipeline.


“This project will help promote wider community awareness of one of the 103 places listed on Australia’s National Heritage List,” Mr Wilson said.


“It also provides an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate a local place of historic national significance.”


Places on Australia’s National Heritage List have been recognised for helping to define our nation’s historic, natural and Indigenous culture.


“I encourage people to visit these sites and learn about the places that tell their part of the story of our unique and diverse heritage,” he said.


Further information about Community Heritage and Icons Grants is available at



I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australian Wheat Board’s monopoly.

“I stand proudly for the Liberal philosophy of free markets, vigorous competition, small government and individual responsibility. These are the principles that guide me in my life and in this place. My track record in public life shows clearly that I am prepared to stand up for those principles.”

“To the electors of O'Connor, I reiterate the commitment that I have made to work tirelessly on your behalf, to always be frank and honest about the challenges we face, and to work cooperatively and collaboratively to improve the lives of the people who live in the greatest part of the greatest nation on earth”

– Rick Wilson MP Maiden Speech.