NEW FUNDING FOR VETERAN’S PROJECT IN WERRIS CREEK
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced $2,200 in grant funding for the Werris Creek RSL Sub-Branch to enable the construction of a service roll for the more than 920 people from Werris Creek who served.
Mr Anderson said the $2,200 for the Sub-Branch is one of 21 projects under the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) attracting a total of $126,760 in funding state-wide.
“War Memorials have significant heritage value and meaning for local communities, with some commemorating conflicts as far back as the Boer War representing more than a century of architectural design history in regional NSW,” Mr Anderson said.
“As we commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice this year, it is important that we all understand the sacrifices made during the First World War.”
Sub-Branch Secretary and Liverpool Plains Shire Councillor, Paul Moules said the money would fund the construction of a service roll for the more than 920 service men and women from Werris Creek who enlisted from this town.
Cr Moules said the roll would be constructed on parkland on the opposite side of Single Street to the town’s War Memorial.
Mr Anderson also called for applications in the latest round of CWMF which is open until Anzac Day.
“New grants of up to $10,000 are now available and I encourage all communities who believe their local memorial needs conservation or protection to apply,” Mr Anderson concluded.
For more information, including application forms are available here https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/
Caption: Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson with Werris Creek RSL Sub-Branch President, Rod McCulloch, Treasurer, Dave Dart, Vice-President, Dennis Landrigan OAM and Secretary, Paul Moules.