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The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

MEDIA RELEASE

16 June 2018

Kings Park Remembrance Walk App Funding announced

STUDENTS and visitors to Western Australia’s State War Memorial at Kings Park will soon be able to access the rich military history there through an app and associated website.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester today announced the WA Returned & Services League (RSL), representing the Highgate RSL Sub-branch, will receive $30,510 to develop the ‘Remembrance Walk App’ as part of the Government’s Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants program.

“Kings Park is a Western Australian icon and home to 28 war memorials commemorating the service and sacrifice of the men and women who have fought and died for our country,” Mr Chester said.

“The ‘Remembrance Walk App’ will bring the history of these memorials into the digital age and communicate to visitors their significance in the context of Australia’s military service over a century of service.”

The free ‘Remembrance Walk App’ will include a photo and history of each memorial, the specific connection to the community of each memorial, links to further information, the distance and routes from memorial-to-memorial, and walking routes of various distances.

Mr Chester said the Saluting Their Service Grants Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and enhance the understanding and appreciation of Australia’s wartime history and the sacrifice of service men and women.

“Projects such as the ‘Remembrance Walk App’ will ensure our younger and future generations develop an understanding and appreciation for those who have, and still do, wear the uniforms of the Navy, Army and Air Force,” he said.

“This is one of the goals of the Anzac Centenary 2014–18 in creating a lasting legacy for those in the community of the service and sacrifice of those who served during the First World War.”

Applications are currently open for the Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants. In addition to Major Commemorative Grants, ongoing Community Commemorative Grants worth up to $4000 are available.

Information and applications for Major Commemorative Grants and Community Commemorative Grants can be made through the new Community Grants Hub. Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800 020 283 or email support@communitygrants.gov.au

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Office of the Hon. Darren Chester MP, Canberra.

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