$200,000 awarded to restore Qld military memorials and honour boards

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The restoration of numerous veterans’ memorials sites across Queensland can soon begin with funding from the first round of a new grants program announced today.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said $200,000 had been awarded to nine recipients as part of the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program.

“Queensland memorials play an important role in honouring the contribution of the Australian Defence Force, in both war and peacekeeping operations,” the Premier said.

“However, many memorials have been weathered or damaged over the passage of time and require restoration.

“Our memorials play an integral role in honouring the dedication, contribution and sacrifice of our servicemen and women and are an important part of our communities.

“It is wonderful to see this funding going to some very worthy initiatives across Queensland, such as the restoration of three regional memorials on the Fraser Coast, including the heritage listed Brooweena War Memorial Bridge, and the restoration of a First World War cannon in Roma.

“My Government is committed to preserving our history and ensuring our memorials are available for generations to come.

“I encourage all communities to take a moment to review their local memorials, and if they need restoration, please consider applying for funding.”

The Palaszczuk Government has committed $1.2 million of funding over three years for the creation, upkeep and conservation of monuments, memorials and public memorial sites acknowledging Queensland veterans’ contributions, through the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program.

Round two of the grants program is now open and will close on 20 October 2019.

Visit www.qld.gov.au/memorialgrants for more information or to apply for a grant.

Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program round one grant recipients

Organisation name

Project title

Funding amount (excluding GST)

Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Roma Sub-Branch

Restoration of a First World War German mountain cannon (Gun No: 29). The cannon was gifted to the Roma community in the 1920s.

$27,250

Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Killarney Sub-Branch Incorporated

Restoration of Killarney Cenotaph and reinstatement of a Digger statue at Killarney.

$15,000

42 For 42 Incorporated

Afghanistan War Memorial Garden. Installation of bronze plaques as part of an Afghanistan memorial garden at Christ Church, Milton.

$30,000

Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Boonah Sub-Branch

Restoration of heritage-registered Boonah War Memorial

$21,400

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Restoration of three regional/rural memorials in the Fraser Coast.

-       Heritage listed Brooweena War Memorial Bridge,

-       Brooweena War Memorial Cenotaph

-       Tiaro War Memorial Cenotaph.

$26,775

Queensland Maritime Museum Association

Restore and preserve HMAS Diamantina’s Quarterdeck one of Australia's three remaining naval vessels to have served in the Second World War.

$30,000

Paroo Shire Council

Restoration and relocation of the heritage listed Paroo Honour Boards.

$15,459

Mareeba Shire Council

Second World War Victory in the Pacific Commemorative Markers Project. Replacement of deteriorated markers for twenty historically significant Second World War sites in Mareeba.

$7742

Hope Island Rotary Club

Hope Island Armistice Memorial. Creation of a memorial for the Hope Island area commemorating the Armistice of the First World War.

$24,000


Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

 
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PO Box 15185, City East, Queensland 4002, Queensland Wide
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Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade
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