The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive for future generations in Winchelsea.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney has announced $30,000 for Surf Coast Shire Council for the Winchelsea Memorial Park and Interactive Map Project.
The grant was approved as part of the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program, which goes to restoring community war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour.
The Winchelsea Memorial Park and Interactive Map Project provides both physical and web-based space for education, contemplation and reflection upon the sacrifice made by Australia’s service men and women in the birthplace of the nation’s first Victoria Cross recipient, Captain Albert Jacka.
It is one of 10 projects that were funded through the Program, sharing a total $104,718. Along with the Victoria Remembers Programs, it is part of almost $420,000 that will go to support veterans initiatives.
Community war memorials and avenues of honour have been an important part of the way Victorians show respect for our veterans.
For a full list of successful recipients or further information about veteran grants, visit veterans.vic.gov.au/grants.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Winchelsea has many veterans who have served us proud and we’re helping ensure their stories are never forgotten.”
“We’re working hard to protect the legacy of our veterans and pass it on to future generations because that is the right thing to do – veterans deserve our respect and support”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans, Robin Scott
“Our veterans fought for our shared values and remembering their stories reminds us of the importance of a diverse and inclusive Victoria.”