FEDERAL member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is pleased to advise that 11 organisations in his electorate have been awarded Armistice Centenary Grants to support community projects that will commemorate the end of WW1.
“The response from the community to the Armistice Centenary Grants Program has been overwhelming and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is working to process applications as soon as possible,” Mr Wilson said.
“The high level of interest in commemorating this important date in our history is a true testament to the success of the Anzac Centenary 2014–18 and I have no doubt these projects will create a lasting legacy of remembrance.”
Under the program, every electorate in Australia is eligible to receive up to $50,000 to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
Examples of successful projects and activities include the installation of monuments, exhibitions and displays; upgrades to existing memorials to include gardens and landscaping and the development of educational resources such as themed films and publications.
The following organisations in O’Connor will benefit from the grants, which total $46,816.
|Albany RSL Sub-Branch||To conduct a series of public events to commemorate the anniversary of the end of WW1||$3,000|
|Boyup Brook RSL Sub-Branch||To complete the refurbishment of the Boyup Brook Memorial||$9,900|
|Denmark RSL Sub-Branch||To hold a public event commemorating the centenary of the Armistice||$2,728|
|Kambalda RSL Sub-Branch||To replace an existing plaque at the Kambalda RSL||$3,000|
|Lake Grace District High School||To position cut-out representations of military figures within the local area to commemorate the Armistice centenary.||$2,728|
|Pemberton RSL||To install floodlights to improve safety and illuminate the RSL Memorial for events.||$3,000|
|Shire of Cuballing||To publish a book documenting the local populations’ participation in the military service||$6,602|
|Shire of Esperance||Create memorial banners to be distributed throughout Esperance||$4,342|
|Shire of Jerramungup||To conduct a commemorative service for the Armistice centenary.||$4,600|
|Shire of West Arthur||To install a series of life-sized steel sculptures to commemorate the Armistice centenary.||$3,070|
|Shire of Wickipin||To host a centenary parade.||$3,846|