Funding approved for local projects

29/10/2014

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson today announced funding of $35,273 has been awarded to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to support four local projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.

The four projects include installing a granite memorial stone at the Boulder RSL, an eternal flame at the Kalgoorlie RSL, upgrade the memorial at the Coolgardie RSL and to hold a memorial at the Goldfields War Memorial.

Mr Wilson said the funding was delivered through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, enabling communities to support the centenary commemorations at a local level.

“By giving communities the opportunity to secure funding for projects that preserve the stories of local servicemen and women we are ensuring the memories are around for future generations to come.

“The grant will complement the wider series of commemorative activities that have been developed throughout our electorate,” Mr Wilson said.

Each electorate, across Australia, had $125,000 available for community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programs.

“I would like to thank the members of the Electorate Committee who have assisted me in developing an approach for commemorating the Anzac Centenary, across O’Connor; their hard work has made these activities, through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, a reality.

The Centenary of Anzac will mark a century of service and sacrifice, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate.

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary program; more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.

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