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Community projects receive funding

Ten projects in the Hunter have been awarded funding under the Federal government’s Saluting their Service programme.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams says the grants will support a wide range of local projects in a number of localities that will recognise the service of men and women to Australia in war, conflict or peace operation.

Senator Williams said under the Community Commemorative Grants category of Saluting their Service projects of up to $4,000 are eligible.

He said the successful ones in Hunter under this round are –

Cessnock City Council - $2,000 to refurbish the Pokolbin Public School Memorial Gates;

-  $519 to refurbish the Mulbring Roll of Honour;

 - $1,545 to restore the memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in Aberdare;

- $3,250 to restore the memorial entrance gates to Aberdare Cemetery which honour service personnel who died prior to 1925;

- $1,750 to restore the Kurri Kurri War Memorial;

- $1,800 to restore the Cessnock War Memorial;

- $1,600 to refurbish Abermain War Memorial

- $2,850 to refurbish Greta War Memorial

Singleton RSL Sub-branch - $1,800 for the purchase of flags to raise on the headstones of deceased personnel

Kurri Kurri RSL Sub-branch - $948 to install a plaque by the lone pine in Rotary Park in honour of Australian soldiers killed or wounded at Gallipoli. 

Senator Williams said these grants would be welcomed in communities who are marking the Centenary of Anzac.

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