Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP, today announced that Kangaroo Flat RSL Sub-branch will receive funding through the Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program for a project to develop a new memorial wall at the Soldiers Memorial site in Kangaroo Flat, to acknowledge the 65 Kangaroo Flat service personnel from WWI.
The State Government will contribute $80,000 to the memorial wall with the City of Greater Bendigo providing project management and undertake landscape enhancements on the existing historic site to complement the new wall
The Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program helps communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War One, and assists projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.
For more information on these grants or other veteran related initiatives, please visit: http://www.veterans.vic.gov.au/grants
“I’m very excited for the Kangaroo Flat RSL Sub-branch and this project that the volunteers and supporters at the sub-branch have worked tirelessly to plan. I congratulate the sub-branch on their success.”
“It is through community projects such as these that all Victorians can learn more about our war related heritage and the stories of the brave women and men who have served their nation.”
“We are proud to announce support for a range of projects through our grant programs that ensure Victorians are always reminded of the service and sacrifice of our veterans.”