The Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney announced that the Bracks Government has allocated $6,617.39 to restore Eumeralla Memorial Chapel in Anglesea.
Ms. Tierney said the funding was announced as part of the third round of the $950,000 Restoring Community War Memorials Grants Program.
“This funding is to help councils, RSL sub-branches and local groups to preserve an important legacy for the Anglesea community,” Ms. Tierney said.
“The Eumeralla Memorial Chapel is an important reminder of our community’s role in the wars as well as being a tribute to the local men and women who put their lives on the line for our country.
“This funding will be used to restore the Memorial Chapel and install interpretive signage detailing the Memorial’s significance.”
Victoria’s war memorials and honour rolls are the physical expression of the gratitude we owe those who sacrificed their lives, often in distant parts of the world.
In restoring these memorials we preserve the memories of the men and women they honour and we pay homage to the communities that built those memorials, the communities of our parents and grandparents.
Across Victoria the grants worth nearly $170,000 will help local communities repair and restore 33 war memorials and honour rolls.
Victoria’s veteran community consists of more than 100,000 men and women who have served in such conflicts as World War II, the Korean War, the Malaya and Borneo emergencies, the Indonesian confrontation, Vietnam, and the two Gulf wars.
For more information contact the Electorate Office of Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria on 5224 2088.