Funding for two memorial projects in Cootamundra district
The NSW Government has awarded $72,876 in NSW Government funding for two projects in the Cootamundra district under the inaugural War Memorials Grants Program.
Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson said she was delighted the Cootamundra RSL Sub-branch, on behalf of the Stockinbingal community and The Wired Lab Ltd, on behalf of the Muttama community had secured funding for two commemorative projects.
“It is really great to see this funding going toward two very impressive projects at Stockinbingal and Muttama to help these smaller communities honour the bravery and sacrifice of their local heroes.”
Katrina said $58,586 funding has been secured for the Stockinbingal Wall of Remembrance which will involve the erection of a new memorial in King George Park, allowing the community of Stockinbingal to once again hold an Anzac Day service in the village.
A further $14,290 has also been secured for the Muttama Hall and Recreation Ground with the project to involve repairs to the hall where the honour rolls are featured. The project will also involve restoration of the honour rolls.
The $1 million competitive War Memorial Grants Program was administered by Liquor & Gaming NSW in consultation with the NSW Branch of the RSL of Australia and the Office of Veterans Affairs.
Caption: Katrina with Ken You, Garry James (President) and Jacqui Vincent (Secretary) of the Cootamundra RSL Sub-branch and members of the Stockinbingal community at King George Park.