Grant for railway history room

GRANT funding from Hydro Tasmania will help with the ongoing development of the Derwent Valley Railway as a local tourist attraction.

Hydro Tasmania chief executive Steve Davy said the Derwent Valley Railway was one of six projects awarded grants of up to $5000 in the company’s annual community grants program this year.

The funding will help to convert a section of the New Norfolk Railway Station into an interpretation/history centre to share the story of how the Derwent Valley’s railway was built and its role in developing the region.

Now in its third year, the Hydro Tasmania Community Grant Program has previously funded 14 projects. “Tasmanians are our owners and our most important customers,” Mr Davy said. “We all have a responsibility to make a positive contribution and the Community Grant Program is just one way Hydro Tasmania supports community and charitable organisations to make a difference.

“A better Tasmania is at the heart of everything we do. By backing these groups, which often have limited budgets and a volunteer workforce, we are playing our part in helping them do amazing things for our neighbours,” he said.

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