The NSW Heritage Grant funding for three Northern Tablelands projects has been welcomed by the Member for Northern Tablelands Richard Torbay and Bingara’s Roxy Café is at the top of the list. The Roxy Café will receive $30,000 to conserve the 1930s etched glass façade.
The etched glass is an important component of the story of The Roxy Café. It demonstrates how the cafe advertised in the 1930s through the colours, patterns and lettering on the glass which are excellent examples of Art Deco design.
“The restoration of The Roxy Café and the etched glass provides a unique example of the creative integration of a dynamic contemporary usage within a building of significant heritage value,” said Sandy McNaughton, Manager of The Roxy.
Other funding went to the Uralla Historical Society who received $19,000 towards a new floor for the 1881 chaff shed restoration project and the Armidale Uniting Church who received an additional $10,000 toward further restoration of the 1879 Willis Pipe Organ.
"These are all terrific projects and I am sure the additional funding will provide a real boost to each of the groups undertaking the work," Mr Torbay said.
"In each case the funding will be used for projects that will be able to be enjoyed by the community for generations to come."