116 LOCAL PROJECTS HONOUR AUSTRALIANS’ SERVICE

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Special Minister of State

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Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, today announced 116 community projects honouring Australian servicemen and women will receive more than $285,000 in funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme.

Senator Ronaldson said the grants supported a wide range of local projects, from restoring and building memorials, to installing flag poles and plaques, and producing commemorative books.

“This funding enables communities to decide how they recognise the service of all men and women who have served the nation in any war, conflict or peace operation in which Australia has been involved,” Senator Ronaldson said.

“The projects receiving grants commemorate the service of those involved in a number of conflicts, including the Boer War, First World War, Second World War, Vietnam War, Korean War and peace operations.”

These projects have been funded under the Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service grants programme, which provides up to $4000 for projects, enabling small communities to build memorials and preserve locally significant wartime memorabilia.

Senator Ronaldson said he was particularly pleased to announce these grants during the Centenary of Anzac period, as they would help small communities continue to honour the men and women who have served our nation.

“The Anzac Centenary period is a time for all Australians to commemorate a Century of Service, honouring all those who have worn our nation’s uniform, including the more than 102,000 who lost their lives in conflicts over the past 100 years,” he said.

For more information about Saluting Their Service grants, visit the DVA website (www.dva.gov.au/grants) or call 133 254 or 1800 555 254 from regional Australia.

Editor’s note: A list of grant recipients in each state is attached. In accordance with the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines, approved grants will be added to the list on the DVA website within 14 days of the funding agreement between DVA and the organisation taking effect.

Media enquiries: Minister Ronaldson: Mark Lee 02 6277 7820 or 0408 547 381

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6203

SALUTING THEIR SERVICE COMMUNITY COMMEMORATIVE GRANTS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Bankstown City Council Padstow Banks To refurbish the war memorial in Padstow $3,636.00
Oatley
Public School
Oatley Banks Restoration
of the site of the original 1924 War Memorial
$3,249.00
Vietnam
Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association of Australia (NSW Branch)
Inc.
Bankstown Blaxland To hold
a luncheon at the Bankstown District Sports Club on Vietnam Veterans' Day, 18
August 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the departure of the first
Australian Combat Troops to South Vietnam and the commencement of National
Service.
$2,727.00
Rathmines
Catalina Memorial Park Association Inc.
Rathmines Charlton To
restore and clean the Rathmines Catalina Memorial
$4,000.00
Ourimbah-Lisarow
RSL Sub-Branch
Ourimbah Dobell To
install six bronze plaques on the RSL cenotaph to commemorate the involvement
of Australian personnel in conflicts from the Boer War to the Vietnam War
$3,930.00
Ourimbah-Lisarow
RSL Sub-Branch
Ourimbah Dobell To
install a display cabinet at the Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL Sub-branch to display
memorabilia from conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq, Timor and Afghanistan
$2,727.00
Toukley
RSL Sub-Branch
Toukley Dobell To
install a flagpole to fly the Australian National Flag at the new Welfare
Pension Office in Toukley
$885.00
Toukley
RSL Sub-Branch
Norah
Head
Dobell To
print a historic centenary programme on the naming of 'Memorial Beach' at
Norah Head, for distribution at the Anzac Day Centenary Service.   The beach is being named after those who
were killed at Gallipoli.
$870.00
Spiral
Gallery Co-operative
Bega Eden-Monaro To hold
a community quilts project to produce two quilts reflecting on Bega Valley's
response to war and peacekeeping
$3,000.00
Urana
Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee
Urana Farrer To
restore four honour boards at the Urana Soldiers Memorial Hall
$3,000.00
Lockhart
Shire Council
Lockhart Farrer To
restore the First World War honour board located in the Lockhart Memorial
Hall
$3,636.00
Murray
Shire Council
Moama Farrer To
restore the Moama War Memorial and Federation Clock
$3,394.00
Sunset
Strip Progress Association
Sunset
Strip
Farrer To
install a War Memorial at the Sunset Strip Community Centre
$3,000.00
Walbundrie
Hall Committee
Walbundrie Farrer To
refurbish the Walbundrie First World War honour board located at the
Walbundrie Memorial Hall
$405.00
Rand
RSL Sub-Branch
Rand Farrer To
install a First World War plaque on the Rand War Memorial
$2,532.00
Balranald
Inc. Honour Our Veterans Trail
Balranald Farrer To
install interpretive signage along the Honour Our Veterans walking trail in
Balranald
$3,636.00
Fort
Street Boys High School Class of 1963
Petersham Grayndler To
install a plaque in the Fort Street High School memorial hall dedicated to
all Fortians who served and in memory of those who
died in conflicts post the Second World War
$2,878.00
Mitchell
High School
Blacktown Greenway To
purchase three plaques to install in the school's commemorative garden
honouring the 53 men from the Blacktown area who died in the First World War
$4,000.00
Cootamundra
Local History Society Inc.
Cootamundra Hume To
erect a memorial to mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the
RAAF's No. 1 Air Observers School in Cootamundra and to honour the airmen who
trained at the school
$3,674.00
Breadalbane
Community Hall & Park Committee
Breadalbane Hume To
construct a new memorial in Chisholm Park, Breadalbane to commemorate those
from the district who served in the First World War and the Second World War
$4,000.00
Goulburn
and District Historical Society Inc.
Goulburn Hume To
clean and repair a 1898 Australian light Horse uniform, which will form the
centrepiece of the Goulburn and District Historical Society's upcoming museum
reopening
$2,727.00
Kurri
Kurri RSL Sub-Branch
Kurri
Kurri
Hunter To
install a plaque by the lone pine in Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri in honour of
the Australian soldiers killed or wounded at Gallipoli
$948.00
Cessnock
City Council
Abermain Hunter To
refurbish the Abermain War Memorial, which is a community focal point for
commemorative services
$1,600.00
Cessnock
City Council
Greta Hunter To
refurbish the Greta War Memorial, which commemorates the service of
Australian personnel in the First and Second World Wars
$2,850.00
Cessnock
City Council
Pokolbin Hunter To
refurbish the Pokolbin Public School Memorial Gates, which commemorate
service personnel who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars
$2,000.00
Cessnock
City Council
Mulbring Hunter To
refurbish the Mulbring Roll of Honour
$519.00
Cessnock
City Council
Aberdare Hunter To
restore the memorial at the Veterans Memorial Park in Aberdare
$1,545.00
Cessnock
City Council
Aberdare Hunter To
restore the memorial entrance gates to Aberdare Cemetery, which honour
service personnel who died prior to 1925
$3,250.00
Cessnock
City Council
Kurri
Kurri
Hunter To
restore the Kurri Kurri War Memorial, which honours soldiers who died during
the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War
$1,750.00
Cessnock
City Council
Cessnock Hunter To
restore the Cessnock War Memorial which commemorates the First World War,
Second World War, and the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
$1,800.00
Singleton
RSL Sub-Branch
Singleton Hunter To
purchase flags to raise on the headstones of deceased service personnel on
gravesites in the Singleton area from 23 April to 27 April 2015 to
commemorate the Centenary of Anzac
$1,800.00
Our Lady
of The Way School Emu Plains
Emu
Plains
Lindsay To
construct a remembrance wall to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac
$4,000.00
Taree
RSL Sub-Branch
Taree Lyne To upgrade
the RAAF memorial fountain in Fotheringham Park
$2,568.00
Macarthur
Gardens Retirement Village
Campbelltown Macarthur To
install a flagpole at the retirement village to fly the Australian National
Flag
$1,182.00
The
Friends of the Australiana Pioneer Village Inc.
Wilberforce Macquarie To
install memorial plaques in the Australiana Village Memorial Garden and
exhibit local First World War information as part of the Villages'
commemoration of the Centenary of Anzac.
$1,497.00
Windsor
and District RSL Sub-Branch
Freemans
Reach
Macquarie To
improve access to the Freemans Reach War Memorial
$3,636.00
Our
Lady of the Nativity Primary School
Lawson Macquarie To
undertake a school project into the local history of Australia's involvement
in war
$2,648.00
NSW
Police RSL Sub-Branch
South
Windsor
Macquarie To publish a book entitled -
'From Coppers to Diggers' World War 1 1914-1918 (and Other Conflicts
1885-1976)
$3,000.00
Our
Lady Queen of Peace Greystanes
Greystanes McMahon To
install a memorial garden at the School to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac
$2,685.00
Armidale
RSL Sub-Branch
Armidale New
England
To hold
a commemorative service on Anzac Day 2015 in Armidale's Central Park to mark
the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli
$1,567.00
Kentucky
Memorial Hall and Literary Institute Inc.
Kentucky New
England
To
restore and display photographs of First World War and Second World War
servicemen and women at the memorial hall
$4,000.00
Merewether-Hamilton
RSL Sub-Branch
Hamilton Newcastle To
install a flagpole at the First World War memorial in Gregson Park, Hamilton
$1,500.00
Callaghan
College
Jesmond Newcastle To
undertake a school research project titled 'They served - Australian Army
Nurses from the Hunter in World War 1
$3,000.00
Grafton
RSL Sub-Branch
Grafton Page To
install three memorial plaques in Memorial Park, Grafton to commemorate   Australian service personnel in recent
conflicts
$1,373.00
Coolah
& District Historical Society
Coolah Parkes To lay
an access path and install a flagpole at the newly constructed Coolah War
Memorial
$2,149.00
Moree
Plain Shire Council
Moree Parkes Purchase
2 display cabinets to preserve and display War Memorabilia
$2,544.00
Mother
Teresa Primary Westmead
Westmead Parramatta To
install a flagpole at the school
$1,384.00
Vacy
Sportsground Management Committee - Dungog Shire Council
Vacy Paterson To
replace the concrete apron surrounding the Vacy Cenotaph
$4,000.00
Pottsville
Beach RSL Sub-Branch
Pottsville
Beach
Richmond To replace
the cenotaph at Anzac Park, Pottsville Beach
$4,000.00
Bangalow
RSL Sub-Branch
Bangalow Richmond To
install a new community war memorial in Bangalow
$4,000.00
131
Locators Association Inc.
Manly Warringah To
install a commemorative paver on Memorial Walk Manly to mark 49 years since
the arrival of the Battery's first detachment in Vietnam.
$1,500.00
First
Battalion Association Inc.
Woollahra Wentworth To
conserve and preserve the 1st Battalion 1914 - 1918 flags and colours
$3,000.00
Total Grants - NSW
- 52
Total $ 135,201.00
VICTORIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Bungaree
and District Historical Society
Bungaree Ballarat To
erect a flagpole at the site of the district's new memorial
$663.00
Essendon
Football Club
Melbourne
Airport
Calwell To
create eight honour boards to commemorate players who died in the First and
Second World Wars
$3,578.00
Essendon
Football Club
Melbourne
Airport
Calwell To
create four honour boards, each with the names of players from a particular
AFL club who died during active service in the First World War and Second
World War
$3,671.00
Crib
Point Primary School
Crib
Point
Flinders To
restore the Great War 1914-1919 Roll of Honour Board and Book
$2,238.00
Traralgon
RSL Sub-Branch
Traralgon Gippsland To
restore the Traralgon cenotaph and install a plaque to commemorate the
Centenary of Anzac
$4,000.00
Traralgon
RSL Sub-Branch
Glengarry Gippsland To
restore the Glengarry cenotaph and install a plaque to commemorate the Centenary
of Anzac
$1,475.00
Traralgon
RSL Sub-Branch
Rosedale Gippsland To
restore the Rosedale cenotaph and install a plaque to commemorate the
Centenary of Anzac
$3,700.00
Mallacoota
RSL Sub-Branch
Mallacoota Gippsland To
install a plaque on the Mallacoota Cenotaph to commemorate the Centenary of
Anzac
$3,850.00
Cockatoo
Rise War Veterans Retreat Inc.
Sarsfield Gippsland To establish a museum to house
and display a large collection of Australian wartime uniforms
$3,000.00
Melton
Specialist School
Melton Gorton To
install a flagpole on the school grounds to fly the Australian national flag
$455.00
Australian
Commando Association Victoria
Ashburton Higgins To publish a booklet entitled
"Strike Swiftly - the next 20 years: 1995 to 2015"
$3,000.00
Moyhu
Action Group Inc.
Moyhu Indi To
install a First World War Memorial in Moyhu Lions Park
$4,000.00
Thoona
Memorial Hall Committee
Thoona Indi To
restore the memorial plaque at the Thoona Memorial Hall
$500.00
4th/19th
Prince of Wales's Light Horse Regiment Unit History Room
Watsonia Jaga Jaga To
purchase a glass display cabinet to display a collection of bayonets at the
Simpson Barracks
$1,800.00
Upwey
Belgrave RSL Sub-Branch
Belgrave La
Trobe
To
restore the First World War monument in Wattle Avenue, Belgrave
$1,182.00
Sunbury
Heights Primary School
Sunbury McEwen To
install a flag pole at the school to fly the Australian National Flag
$1,500.00
Applewood
Residents' Association Inc.
Doncaster Menzies To
install a flagpole on the grounds of Applewood Retirement Village to fly the
Australian National Flag
$1,367.00
Dennington
Community Association
Dennington Wannon To
upgrade the Dennington First World War memorial
$1,750.00
Noorat
& District Residents Association Inc.
Noorat Wannon To
install a plaque on the new Noorat War Memorial
$1,700.00
Total Grants - VIC
- 19
Total $43,429.00
QUEENSLAND
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Yandina
/ Eumundi RSL Sub-Branch
Yandina Fairfax To
restore the First World War Cenotaph at Yandina
$3,636.00
Holland
Park-Mt Gravatt RSL Sub-Branch
Holland
Park
Griffith To
install seven plaques on the Memorial Wall  
in Holland Park
$1,629.00
Booyal Memorial Hall Association Inc. Booyal Hinkler To
restore the Booyal Returned Soldiers sign located
in the local community hall
$770.00
Burke
Shire Council
Burketown Kennedy To
restore the Burke Shire Council Rolls of Honour
$4,000.00
Herbert
River RSL Sub-Branch
Ingham Kennedy To
install led lighting in a large display cabinet at the Herbert River RSL
Sub-branch
$1,174.00
Cook
Shire Council
Coen Leichhardt To
install a new community war memorial at Coen Heritage House
$3,636.00
Cook Shire
Council
Coen Leichhardt To
install a flagpole at Coen Heritage House to fly the Australian National flag
$660.00
Runaway
Bay Village Residents Committee
Runaway
Bay
Fadden To
install a new commemorative stone in the memorial garden at Runaway Bay Retirement
Community to commemorate all wars
$4,000.00
Thallon
Progress Association
Thallon Maranoa To
install an honour roll at the Thallon War Memorial to commemorate the service
of local people during the First World War
$2,167.00
Warwick
RSL Sub-Branch
Warwick Maranoa To
publish a history of the Scots College Cadet Unit from 1921 to 2004.
$2,216.00
Anglican
Church Robina and Mermaid Beach
Robina McPherson To
install a plaque in the memorial garden at the church commemorating 100 years
of Anzac
$194.00
The 8th
Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association Inc.
Clontarf Petrie To
create two RAR Association banners for members to march behind during
commemorative ceremonies
$1,386.00
Tin Can
Bay RSL Sub-Branch
Tin Can
Bay
Wide
Bay
Restore
the memorial in Anzac Memorial Park
$3,600.00
Australian
War Animal Memorial Organization Inc.
Mudgeeraba Wright To
construct a memorial at the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum to commemorate all
those who served in the Australian Army Veterinary Corps
$4,000.00
Laidley
RSL Sub-Branch
Laidley Wright To
install eight   plaques commemorating
conflicts other than the First and Second World Wars on the Laidley Cenotaph
$2,979.00
Total Grants - QLD
- 15
Total $36,047.00
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
WRANS -
RAN Women’s Association WA
Baldivis Brand To
produce a banner with the new RAN and WRAN crests for use at commemorative
events
$699.00
Serpentine
Jarrahdale RSL Sub-Branch
Byford Canning To hold
an ANZAC Art Expo displaying works of art from school children in the Shire
of Serpentine-Jarrahdale
$3,000.00
Willandra
Primary School
Armadale Canning To hold
a Combined Schools Anzac Commemorative Choral Festival in Armadale Memorial
Park on 22 April 2015
$3,000.00
Shire
of Victoria Plains
Calingiri Durack To
install a plaque in the rose garden of the local war memorial to commemorate
the centenary of the Gallipoli landings and to honour those from the local
community who served in the First World War
$1,100.00
Mullewa
Community Resource Centre
Mullewa Durack To
create a Fallen Soldiers Commemorative Walk in Mullewa
$1,751.00
WA
Performing Arts Eisteddfod
Bunbury Forrest To
produce a visual production of footage from the First World War to the Salute
to the Anzacs Eisteddfod being held at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment
Centre during June 2015
$2,500.00
Gosnells
RSL Sub-Branch
Gosnells Hasluck To
install a new plaque on the Gosnells Memorial
$2,200.00
Shire
of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
Bridgetown O'Connor To
install two Battle of the Somme commemorative plaques in the 'Somme Creek
Parklands', Bridgetown
$2,000.00
Australian
Railway Historical Society (WA Division) Inc.
Bassendean Perth To
restore three Midland Railway Company of WA First World War honour boards
$3,636.00
Lake
Gwelup Primary School
Gwelup Stirling To
install a war memorial at Lake Gwelup Primary School
$845.00
Osborne
Park RSL Sub-Branch
Osborne
Park
Stirling To
restore the Osborne Park RSL Sub-branch War Memorial
$4,000.00
Damla College Ferndale Swan To
install a flagpole at the college to fly the Australian National Flag
$980.00
Total Grants - WA
- 12
Total $25,711.00
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
St
George's Anglican Church Goodwood
Goodwood Adelaide To
restore the Goodwood War Shrine Memorial located in front of the church
$3,500.00
Reconciliation
SA
Adelaide Adelaide To hold
a travelling exhibition highlighting the service of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people from South Australia
$2,727.00
Meningie
RSL Sub-Branch
Meningie Barker To
install panels recognising the involvement of Australian service personnel in
significant military conflicts at the RSL memorial garden.
$4,000.00
Port
Victoria RSL Sub-Branch
Port
Victoria
Grey To
install a new honour board at the Port Victoria RSL Hall
$2,300.00
Bower
Progress Association Inc.
Bower Grey To
construct a new war memorial in Bower, SA
$4,000.00
Whyalla
Family History Group
Whyalla
Norrie
Grey To
publish a book with a brief biography of the fifty Whyalla / Iron Knob
residents who enlisted in the First World War
$333.00
Friends
of Glenthorne Inc.
Sheidow Park Kingston To
purchase four banners to be displayed at the open day showcasing the
historical significance of Glenthorne No. 9 Remount
Depot
$556.00
Nairne
RSL Sub-Branch
Nairne Mayo To
restore the Nairne war memorial
$3,185.00
Hahndorf
Community Association Inc.
Hahndorf Mayo To
re-gild the names and artwork on the Hahndorf War Memorial
$3,810.00
The
Hills Christian Community School
Verdun Mayo To
create an Anzac Grove adjacent to   the
school in Verdun, SA
$3,000.00
Clarendon
Historic Hall Inc.
Clarendon Mayo Install
a memorial pedestal with plaque and reprinting of memorial book.
$1,485.00
Mallala
& Districts Historical Committee
Mallala Wakefield To
install plaques at the Mallala monument commemorating local soldiers who have
died during conflicts
$600.00
Freeling
RSL Sub-Branch
Freeling Wakefield To
install a flagpole at Freeling Recreational Park to fly the Australian flag
$1,500.00
Total Grants - SA
- 13
Total $30,996.00
TASMANIA
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Point
of Women Inc.
Clarence
Point  
Lyons To
restore the Memorial Avenue at Clarence Point, Tasmania
$4,000.00
National
Trust of Australia (Tasmania), Franklin Village Heritage Committee
Youngtown
TAS
Bass To
install a plaque on a plinth at St James Church, Franklin Village, to
commemorate local First World War soldiers, and publish a book acknowledging
soldiers from the district whose names are listed on the First World War
Honour Roll
$3,630.00
Scotch Oakburn College Newstead Bass To
install a permanent poppy and rosemary garden in the College to commemorate
the Centenary of Anzac
$1,846.00
Fingal
RSL Sub-Branch
Fingal Lyons Restore
the Fingal War Memorial
$4,000.00
Total Grants - TAS
- 4
Total $13,476.00
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Returned
Services League of Australia ACT Branch
Campbell Fraser To
update the plaque in the Victoria Cross Memorial Park to include the names of
more recent recipients
  $962.00
Total Grants - ACT
- 1
Total $962.00

 

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