Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced $100,000 for heritage improvements at the historic Church Point Cemetery.

The funding will be provided to Northern Beaches Council as part of the NSW Government’s Heritage Near Me grant program.

Improvements will include an upgrade to the street access and pathway, landscaping, and the installation of a viewing platform, seating and heritage information signage to improve amenity and increase visitation.

“The historic cemetery at Church Point is a peaceful site in which visitors can explore and reflect,” Rob Stokes said today.

“It’s a reminder of the pioneering days of our community and I’m delighted the NSW Government can assist in preserving our local heritage.”

The cemetery was adjacent to the small Methodist church that stood on the site between 1872 and 1932 and from which Church Point derives its name.