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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Deputy Premier, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole and Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin today announced Kandos Museum will benefit from $68,200 in funding thanks to the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

This grant will develop a Masterplan for Kandos Museum to address the cultural policy & place-making, audience engagement, infrastructure, and museum collection and curation policy and practices.

This is one of 82 projects sharing in a total of $11.7 million funding under the second round of Minor Works and Equipment Projects. These projects are the latest to receive funding as part of the $72 million Creative Capital initiative launched in 2021.

Deputy Premier, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said this was great news for the museum.

“This funding will bring the museums policies and procedures into the modern day and comply with best practice,” Mr Toole said.

“This means the museum will become an even better place to visit for all and will allow for planning into the future.”

Minister Franklin said this Creative Capital funding will pay dividends for the community of Bathurst by delivering a much-needed facility upgrade.

“This investment in cultural infrastructure in Bathurst is recognition of the valuable role arts and culture plays in the community,” Mr Franklin said.

“The NSW Government’s $72 million Creative Capital program aims to boost equity and access to arts and culture facilities for the people of NSW. With 165 projects across the state, more people will have access to top-class arts and cultural experiences.”

“It’s projects like this in the Bathurst Electorate that will see the many museums, galleries, performance spaces and Aboriginal Cultural Centres and Keeping Places across NSW be venues their communities can continue to be proud of,” Mr Franklin said.

Kandos Museum President Robert Sanderson said that Kandos Museum welcomed the NSW Government’s investment to improving arts and cultural venues to be fit-for-purpose for the community, enhancing access and supporting the local economy.

“This funding will help us deliver the museum’s masterplan and ensure the future of the museum. I am delighted the NSW Government has made this possible for Kandos,” Mr Sanderson said.

Further details on the Creative Capital program are available on the Create NSW website at


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