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SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO REMEMBER OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL

 

Memorials, commemorative sites and activities aimed at preserving our military history will be funded right across Australia as part of the latest round of Saluting Their Service (STS) grants announced today.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the grants would support communities in recognising local Australian Defence Force service, with a wide variety of projects being funded, including activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

“A community’s military history, through those who have served or continue to serve, is a key part of its identity and by involving community groups such as our ex-service organisations we can ensure this history is never forgotten,” Mr Chester said.

“As we approach the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August, it is encouraging to see organisations being awarded funding to help recognise this important commemorative anniversary for our nation in their local community.”

“Chances are we all know someone who has served our nation, whether a family member, friend or even the next door neighbour, and for those in the community commemorating the end of the Second World War, I encourage you to involve the living veterans of this conflict where possible.

“For those organisations seeking to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in August, I also encourage you to apply for funding in the next round of Saluting Their Service grants.”

The STS grants are designed to preserve the nation’s wartime heritage and highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations.  Organisations can submit your application now for the next funding round, which closes on 31 March 2020. To apply or find out more visit the Saluting Their Service Commemoration Program page on the Community Grants Hub.

For a list of recipients, see below.

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Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program – Batch 2

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

 

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Bean

Norfolk Island RSL Sub‑Branch Museum

Host a week-long event to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day.

$28,525

Canberra

Campbell Primary School

Commission a local artist to paint a commemorative mural at Campbell Primary School.

$3,637

Total Grants – ACT – 2

Total $32,162

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

 

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Blaxland

Bass High School

Replace a plaque which commemorates the Armistice of the First World War in the Anzac Community Garden at Bass High School.

$1,384

Blaxland

Cumberland Council

Install an interpretive panel and commemorative plaques at the Royal Australian Air Force Stores Depot Memorial.

$4,000

Blaxland

St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School Bankstown

Replace St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School flagpole.

$4,000

Calare

Lyndhurst RSL Sub‑Branch

Purchase and install cabinets to display military memorabilia at the Carcoar School of Arts Hall.

$2,850

Calare

National Servicemen’s Association of Australia NSW Branch Incorporated

Install 213 pavers in the Bathurst Cemetery to honour the service and sacrifice of National Servicemen who were killed in the Borneo and South Vietnam conflicts.

$8,000

Calare

Newbridge Progress Association Incorporated

Construct a memorial wall and garden with flagpole to commemorate local service personnel who served during the First World War.

$4,000

Calare

Spring Hill Activities Group Incorporated

Construct an honour wall to commemorate local service personnel.

$4,000

Cook

Bayside Council

Relocate and restore the Ramsgate War Memorial dedicated to railway and tramway employees’ service in the First World War.

$4,000

Cowper

Kempsey-Macleay RSL Sub-Branch

Install CCTV at the Kempsey Macleay RSL Museum to protect military memorabilia.  

$3,118

Dobell

Wyong RSL Sub-Branch

Install a sandstone border at the Jilliby Cemetery Memorial.

$1,200

Eden-Monaro

Delegate RSL Sub‑Branch

Enable the installation of a Light Horse Statue and granite tiles at the Delegate Cenotaph.

$2,157

Farrer

Deniliquin RSL Sub-Branch

Enable the addition of missing service personnel names from the local area to the Deniliquin Cenotaph.

$4,000

Farrer

Moulamein Community Development Incorporated

Refurbish the Moulamein War Memorial, dedicated to local service personnel who served in the First and Second World Wars.

$3,375

Farrer

Wentworth Angling Club Inc

Install a lectern at the Fort Courage Caravan Park to enable commemorative services to be conducted.

$3,500

Grayndler

Inner West Council

Dismantle, temporarily store and refurbish the Haberfield roll of honour for display at the redeveloped Haberfield Centre and Library.

$4,000

Hunter

Lake Macquarie City Council

Enable an exhibition at Rathmines Park commemorating significance of the site being a former Royal Australian Air Force seaplane base.

$4,000

Kingsford Smith

Daceyville Public School P&C Association

Restore and relocate the double mast yardarm flagpole from HMAS Parramatta I at the Daceyville Primary School.

$3,500

Lyne

Karuah RSL Sub-Branch

Purchase and install three plaques at the Karuah RSL Club to commemorate the Navy, Army and Air Force.

$3,000

Macarthur

Currans Hill Public School

Create a memorial garden at Currans Hill Public School for commemorative activities.

$4,000

Macquarie

Mt Wilson Progress Association Inc

Restore the Mount Wilson War Memorial and install a surrounding fence.

$4,000

New England

Tingha RSL Sub-Branch

Construct two new memorial walls at the Tingha War Memorial to house 57 relocated plaques commemorating the service and sacrifice of local service personnel.

$3,850

Page

Catholic Parish Of Our Lady Help Of Christians South Lismore – Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School

Install a replacement flagpole at Our Lady Help of Christians School.

$1,600

Page

Coraki Rural Transaction Centre Incorporated

Conduct a school essay competition and Anzac Day 2020 march and service.

$3,000

Parkes

Moree Plains Shire Council

Display images of local Aboriginal service personnel at the Dhiiyaan Aboriginal Centre.

$4,000

Parkes

Orana Gardens Ltd

Install a flagpole at the Orana Gardens Aged Care Facility.

$4,000

Parkes

Sunset Strip Progress Association Incorporated

Refurbish the Strip Community War Memorial site by installing garden beds at the boundary.

$4,000

Reid

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway Limited

Record memories and personal stories of Second World War veterans through virtual reality and augmented reality technology and launch these on the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day in 2020.

$95,000

Richmond

Bangalow RSL Sub‑Branch

Restore a First World War marble memorial plaque in the Bangalow RSL Community Hall.

$1,300

Richmond

Bangalow RSL Sub‑Branch

Combine several small honour rolls from the Far North Coast Region of NSW into a new Second World War honour board, to be displayed in the Bangalow RSL Hall.

$4,000

Richmond

Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub‑Branch Incorporated

Install new display cabinets for wartime memorabilia.

$4,000

Shortland

San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Install a totem pole and plaque to commemorate local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military personnel who served in the Boer War.

$2,660

Sydney

African Australian Advocacy Centre Incorporated

Hold a public event on 7 May 2020 at NSW Parliament House to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Australian participation in Operation TAMAR in Rwanda.

$4,000

Warringah

Sevenmile Limited

Create a collection of oral history interviews involving local high school students and service personnel.

$3,500

Total Grants – NSW – 33

Total $206,994

 

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

 

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Lingiari

Taminmin High School Council

Supply and install flagpoles at Taminmin High School.

$3,500

Total Grants – NT – 1

Total $3,500

 

 

QUEENSLAND

 

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Bowman

Redlands RSL Sub‑Branch

Install two plaques commemorating the Australian Merchant Navy and Australian Women’s Land Army at Anzac Centenary Park, Cleveland.

$1,025

Capricornia

Emu Park Historical Museum Society Inc.

Develop a digital interactive presentation to accompany a memorabilia display commemorating local service personnel at the Emu Park Historical Museum.

$4,000

Dawson

Descendants of The Rats of Tobruk Australia Association Inc.

Enable the addition and restoration of plaques on the Siege of Tobruk memorial in Mackay.

$5,500

Fisher

Beerwah and District Sub-Branch

Restore and display memorabilia in the new Beerwah RSL building.

$2,900

Fisher

Caloundra RSL Sub‑Branch

Purchase and install cabinets to display memorabilia at the Caloundra RSL Club military display unit.

$4,000

Fisher

Glasshouse Mountains Primary P&C Association

Install flagpoles in the Glass House Mountains State School Memorial Garden.

$3,628

Forde

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane Limited

Install an honour board at the Jimbelunga Nursing Centre to commemorate residents who have served the Australian Defence Force.

$2,000

Griffith

Queensland Maritime Museum Association

Restore the HMAS Diamantina to enable events that commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day.

$45,455

Griffith

Queensland Maritime Museum Association

Hold a commemorative event to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day on and around the HMAS Diamantina.

$26,710

Griffith

Submarines Association Australia Queensland Inc

Frame crocheted HMAS AE1 and AE2 poppy banners and a white ensign and commission information plaques for the items.

$2,165

Herbert

4th Regiment Regimental Trust Fund

Rebuild the existing 4th Regiment Royal Australian Regiment memorial to commemorate recent conflicts and operations in which members have participated.

$4,000

Hinkler

Bundaberg District Women Veterans Inc.

Host two events commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day on 15 August 2020.

$2,500

Kennedy

Boulia Shire Council

Erect a flagpole in the Boulia Anzac Memorial Gardens.

$2,690

Kennedy

National Servicemens Association of Australia (Queensland) Inc.

Install a new plaque dedicated to the Australian Women’s Land Army in the Tolga Memorial Park.

$2,178

Kennedy

National Servicemens Association of Australia (Queensland) Inc.

Install new plaques at the Coral Sea Battle Memorial Park to commemorate the service and sacrifice of National Servicemen.

$4,000

Kennedy

Pentland Progress Association Inc.

Install two memorial benches at the Pentland Soldiers Memorial Hall.

$2,837

Leichhardt

Cairns RSL Sub Branch

Production of a documentary commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, focussing on the memories of veterans and residents of Far North Queensland.

$29,800

Leichhardt

Pandanus Park War Veterans Retreat Inc

Update the Pandanus Park War Veterans Shrine to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in recent conflicts and peace operations.

$2,000

Lilley

Kedron-Wavell RSL Sub‑Branch

Contribute to the 40th anniversary of the Commonwealth Ceasefire Monitoring Force’s deployment to Southern Rhodesia.

$2,640

Maranoa

Bell RSL Sub-Branch Inc

Purchase and install two cabinets to securely store and display memorabilia at Bell RSL Hall.

$3,000

Maranoa

Clifton and District Historical Society Inc.

Build cabinets to display local military memorabilia at the Clifton and District Historical Society Museum.

$2,589

Maranoa

Queensland Country Women’s Association – Jackson Branch

Install an honour board at Jackson Hall to commemorate local service men and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations post First World War.

$800

Maranoa

Warwick Christian College

Construct a memorial garden at Warwick Christian College consisting of a plaque and flagpoles to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel.

$2,800

McPherson

Burleigh Heads-Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Construct a new honour board to commemorate the service and sacrifice of club members who have served in the Australian Defence Force.

$2,500

McPherson

Currumbin Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch

Involve local schools in creating a poppy display and exhibition for Anzac Day.

$4,000

McPherson

Kalwun Development Corporation Limited

Construct a ‘Yarning Circle’ for commemorative services.

$4,000

McPherson

S.E.Qld Vindicatrix & Mn Mariners Association Inc

Restore the Point Danger Memorial to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel.

$223

Moreton

Stephens RSL Sub‑Branch

Purchase and install a cabinet to display wartime memorabilia at the Stephens RSL Sub-Branch.

$4,000

Oxley

Women Veterans Network Australia Inc.

Publish a collection of stories, essays, poems, letters, emails, photos and artwork that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service women.

$8,550

Total Grants – QLD – 29

Total $182,490

 

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Adelaide

City of Adelaide

Reinstate the Dardanelles Memorial cenotaph and gardens to commemorate South Australian service personnel who served in the First World War.

$150,000

Grey

District Council of Cleve

Enable the display of a wartime uniform and accessories at the Cleve RSL Hall.

$4,000

Grey

District Council of Cleve

Create a memorial display at the Cleve RSL Hall.

$4,000

Grey

District Council of Mount Remarkable

Install two flagpoles at Port Germein Memorial Park.

$1,590

Grey

District Council of Mount Remarkable

Restore the Port Germein War Memorial.

$1,840

Grey

Port Pirie RSL Sub-Branch Incorporated

Manufacture and install storyboards with QR codes to commemorate the Korean War, Borneo Campaign, Malayan Emergency and Vietnam War.

$2,307

Grey

Yunta Race Club Incorporated

Conduct an Anzac Day commemorative service at the conclusion of the Yunta picnic races and gymkhana.

$2,000

Grey

Yacka Community Development Association Incorporated

Restore the Yacka War Memorial.

$4,000

Mayo

Penneshaw Progress Association Incorporated

Restore the Penneshaw honour board to commemorate locals who served during the First World War.

$4,000

Mayo

The Military Historical Society Australia (SA Branch) Incorporated

Publish of a book commemorating the formation and legacy of Australian Light Horseman Units, predominantly during the First World War.

$6,000

Total Grants – SA – 10

Total $179,737


TASMANIA

 

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Clark

Australian Flying Corps and Royal Australian Air Force Association Tasmania Division

Contribute to several commemorative events marking the 80th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the Battle of Britain.

$4,050

Clark

Glenorchy City Council

Install flagpoles at the Glenorchy City Council to enable commemorative events at the site.

$3,780

Total Grants – TAS – 2

Total $7,830


VICTORIA

Electorate

Recipient

Funding description

Amount $

Calwell

Jacana School for Autism

Install flagpoles at the Jacana School for Autism.

$3,500

Casey

Upwey Belgrave RSL Sub‑Branch Inc.

Mount and display a collection of Second World War medals at the Upwey Belgrave RSL Club.

$1,650

Corangamite

Anglesea RSL Sub-Branch Inc.

Construct a new war memorial commemorating local service personnel.

$4,000

Flinders

Westernport Oberon Association Incorporated

Mount an exhibition at the Victorian Maritime Centre incorporating a replica section of an AE2 submarine, mural, electronic presentation and story boards.

$4,000

Gippsland

East Gippsland Shire Council

Repair and restore the Bairnsdale War Memorial.

$137,290

Gippsland

Twin Rivers Men’s Shed Association Inc.

Supply two flagpoles to be installed between the Johnsonville Public Hall and the proposed Twin Rivers Community Hub.

$2,987

Hotham

Oakleigh – Carnegie RSL Sub-Branch Inc.

Install a plaque on the Oakleigh Cenotaph commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and Peacekeeping operations.  

$3,500

Kooyong

NO PS32651P Willsmere Body Corporate

Restore the Kew Asylum roll of honour to commemorate staff who served during the First World War.

$4,000

La Trobe

Provenance Artists Inc.

Commission and exhibit paintings by local artists to commemorate the Vietnam War.

$18,750

Mallee

Yeungroon Community Hall Inc.

Construct a memorial at the Yeungroon Fire Station to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel.

$4,000

Monash

Vietnam Veterans Motorcy

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