Work to conserve several Upper Hunter Electorate memorials will start soon following an injection of cash from the NSW Government’s $125,000 Community War Memorials Fund.
The money, made available under Round One of the Community War Memorials Fund 2022-23, will be invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials.
39 applications were received from a range of organisations including RSL sub-Branches, local councils, and community committees to help support war memorials in communities across NSW.
Nationals Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell welcomed the investment in the significant local landmarks.
“It is great to provide $3,000 for the Singleton Cenotaph and $9,000 for the Stroud War Memorials to ensure the memorials’ presence in the community is secured for future generations,” Mr Layzell said.
“Our region has a proud military history and I’m thrilled to see locals actively working to conserve sites that recognise this service and sacrifice.”
“The Singleton Cenotaph in Burdekin Park and Stroud’s Great War Memorial located at the showground along with the Stroud Cenotaph in Memorial Avenue hold special significance to their community and I am pleased to see that they have received this funding.”
“The Singleton and Stroud memorials are among 20 projects receiving grants of up to $10,000 to conserve, repair and protect the State’s existing war memorials.
Round Two of the Community War Memorials Fund opens on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2022, and closes on February 13, 2023.
For more information, visit: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/