Seven organisations in Grey have been successful under the latest round of the Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.
The program is an Australian Government initiative which honours the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said these organisations can undertake projects which commemorate the service of Australia’s men and women who served in various conflicts.
“These communities will join others across Australia in benefiting from a funding boost to help commemorate the role that Australian service men and women have played in shaping the nation,” he said.
“The successful projects will ensure that the service history is captured and preserved in our local community.
“I thank all community organisations who work tirelessly to ensure that our service personnel get the recognition they deserve and thank you to all Australian service personnel for your service and sacrifice.”
Successful organisations include-
- The District Council of Cleve will receive $5608 to install two memorial chairs at the Cleve War Memorial.
- The Yantanabie Memorial Hall will receive $7388 to install cabinets to display wartime memorabilia.
- Minlaton Service Group will receive $9427 to restore a 25 pouund Howitzer field gun displayed at the Minlaton War Memorial.
- The Port Broughton RSL will receive $5000 to install lighting at the Port Broughton War Memorial.
- Port Pirie Regional Council will receive $10,000 to commission a mural at the Port Pirie aerodrome to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Royal Australian Air Force personnel.
- Saddleworth District Community Association will receive $8070 to restore the Saddleworth War Memorial.
- Wakefield Regional Council will receive $4000 to restore the Blyth War Memorial to a new location away from the main road.
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April 30, 2021