Owners of real estate in Darwin will be pleased to hear that the Northern Territory government has committed further funding to protect unique heritage sites in the region under the 2014-2015 heritage grants program.
Darwin is home to a number of historically significant sites that those living in the area can experience and appreciate. This fund will help conservation projects around the region.
"These could include conservation of places of natural and cultural significance such as buildings, townscapes, Aboriginal archaeological sites, shipwrecks and submerged plane wrecks, and geological sites. Festivals and events are also eligible," said the Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment Peter Chandler in a March 28 statement.
The latest statistics from Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the population of the Northern Territory is increasing. The September Quarter 2013 reports figures saw an increase of 43,000 people living in the state, which is a 1.8 per cent increase from the previous year.
As the state continues to grow, the NT government is seeing the need to preserve and restore important aspects of the Territory's past for current and future residents of property in Darwin.