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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


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.

Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said the money, made available under Round One of the Community War Memorials Fund 2022-23, would be invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials.

“Thirty-nine 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,” Mr Elliott said.

“This funding is vital in helping community groups maintain, restore and repair war memorials across NSW as they commemorate the sacrifice of service men and women.

“For more than 100 years, war memorials have been bringing local communities together to remember and reflect the service and sacrifice of our veterans,” Mr Elliott said.

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, 11 November, 2022 and closes on 13 February 2023.

Photo caption: NSW Minister for Veterans David Elliott and Dave Layzell at the Singleton Cenotaph.


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