ANZAC LEGACY HONOURED IN GUNNEDAH
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced $2,100 will be invested in the Gunnedah Memorial Arch as part of the Community War Memorial Fund.
Mr Anderson said work will include conservation works to the commemorative plaques and honour boards as well as repairs to the building façade.
“The Gunnedah Memorial Arch was built nearly 80 years ago after the First World War so it has substantial heritage significance in the Gunnedah community.
“By conserving and improving our historic local war memorials we can ensure that the legacy of our local servicemen and women lives on.
“During the Centenary of the Anzac (2014- 2018), it is important to ensure that our war memorials continue to stand proud and strong.”
Applications are now open for the next round of the Community War Memorials Fund. Applicants have until Anzac Day to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 for the conservation, repair or protection of a community war memorial.
Applications for the protection and conservation of memorials honouring NSW’s military heritage will be assessed by a committee comprised of representatives from the Government Architect’s Office, Office of Environment and Heritage, Veterans’ Affairs and the NSW RSL.
More information, including application forms and funding criteria for both grants, can be found at www.veterans.nsw.gov.au