FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL WAR MEMORIALS

Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP, today announced the first round of 2017 funding for the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) is now open.

The CWMF is designed to protect and repair local war memorials, which preserves the Anzac legacy.

Mr George urged veterans groups, community organisations and councils to apply for the fund, which provides the opportunity for all NSW communities to access up to $10,000.

“Ensuring local war memorials remain in great condition is an essential part of honouring Australian service men and women who sacrificed so much for our nation,” Mr George said.

“The CWMF ensures communities have the opportunity to protect and conserve war memorials, which is why I believe this is such an important initiative,” he said.

The CWMF has recently funded the installation of barriers around the Boer War memorial and WWII RAAF Memorial in Lismore to protect it from damage.

Applications will be assessed by the State War Memorial Committee, which is made up of NSW RSL, Public Works Advisory, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Veterans’ Affairs.

For more information, including application forms visit http://veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577