FUNDING BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO THE TWEED RIVER SOUTH ARM WAR MEMORIAL
Member for Lismore Thomas George and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott today announced the NSW Liberals & Nationals would invest more than $130,000 to protect and repair war memorials, including $4,900 for the Tweed River South Arm War Memorial.
Murwillumbah RSL Sub Branch will receive the Community War Memorials Fund grant to install a new clock face as part of a statewide program to revitalise local war memorials as a legacy of the Centenary of Anzac.
The Community War Memorial Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 to councils, RSL sub-branches and community organisations for conservation advice and repair works on existing war memorials.
Mr George said he was thrilled to see Murwillumbah RSL Sub Branch awarded the funding, ensuring the local community had a place to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“As we approach the 100th anniversary of the armistice, the Murwillumbah community is gearing up to remember Australia’s defence personnel,” he said.
“The Tweed River South Arm War Memorial has significant heritage value and meaning for the local community.”
Mr Elliott said the Community War Memorials Fund was part of an extensive program of work happening right through the Centenary of Anzac, including the $40 million upgrade of the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are committed to safeguarding the legacy of our servicemen and women by funding conservation works, ensuring locals have a place to commemorate the service and sacrifice of defence personnel,” he said.
For more information about the Community War Memorials Fund go here.
Photo: Thomas George – Member for Lismore, Ross Bossink – Murwillumbah RSL Sub-Branch, Derek Sims – Murwillumbah Sub-Branch