Funding for Local ANZAC Project
Member for Davidson Jonathan O’Dea and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott have announced Roseville RSL Sub Branch will receive $5,610 from the NSW Government as part of the Community War Memorial Fund (CWMF).
The Roseville War Memorial consists of a bronze plaque set on a large local, natural sandstone rock mounted on a single sandstone step. The Memorial is in the garden next to the Roseville RSL, and is the location for annual Anzac Day commemorations.
The NSW Government is funding 24 projects across the state as part of the CWMF. The fund will invest $125,000 through grants of up to $10,000 for the protection and conservation of war memorials including statues, memorial gates, halls and honour rolls. These projects have been chosen for funding for a number of reasons, including their ability to support the NSW veteran community.
“Communities all over NSW have applied for these grants and it is with great pleasure that I can award funding to 24 projects. These memorials act as a place of reflection and a reminder of the Anzac spirit.
“It is a fantastic time to receive such a grant while we commemorate the Centenary of Anzac with a refurbishment of the Hyde Park Memorial to its original architectural plan,” Minister Elliott said.
“There is a strong Anzac spirit in the local area driven by residents, but we should remember there is also an obligation to educate the next generation about the Anzac legacy and ensure their sacrifice is not forgotten. Receiving local funding to put toward the memorial is very welcome,” Mr O’Dea said.
The CWMF grants are part of the first round of the 2016/2017 CWMF. They were recommended for funding by the State War Memorials Committee.
Applications for the next round of CWMF grants are available by clicking here.