The historic “Diggers’ Walk” along the Belalie Creek in the centre of Jamestown is set to benefit from a Federal Government Grant designed to commemorate the active service of those who have fought for our country.
The Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey has welcomed the $6,950 from the Saluting their Service Program which will be used to recreate “Diggers’ Walk”.
“Already a significant amount of work has been done in the area,” Mr Ramsey said. “I walked the precinct recently prior to the funding decision and made my support of the project known to the Minister.”
“Recently I was able to re-visit the site with Keith and Yvonne Woidt who have been very enthusiastic supporters of the project. The old photos give us an excellent guide as to what should we should aim for.”
Belalie Creek is a beautiful part of the town and it is very befitting it be used to help our understanding of our wartime heritage and honour the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Darren Chester said while the most significant commemorative period in Australian history, the Centenary of Anzac draws to a close, the Coalition Government is committed to ensuring the service and sacrifice of our veterans is recognised by our next generation of Australians well in to the future.
“Community groups have rallied over the Anzac Centenary to ensure those around them know and understand the service and sacrifice of not only those who served more than 100 years ago, but all those who have served over the last century,” Mr Chester said.
Applications for the Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants program can be made through the Community Grants Hub. Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800 020 283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.