Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington has announced that a number of local projects have been successful in receiving funding through the second round of the State Government’s Anzac Centenary Community Grants. Mrs Frecklington said the grants program enabled local communities to commemorate what the First World War meant to their community and she was pleased local projects had received support.
The local projects to receive funding include:
- RSL Crows Nest Sub-Branch – $55,148 to restore the Crows Nest Memorial in Centennial Park
- Australian Army Flying Museum – $14,000 to build a WWI full size replica aircraft (Sopwith Camel)
- Yarraman RSL Sub Branch – $5,836 to build a permanent display in the Yarraman Soldiers Memorial Hall to commemorate local WWI soldiers
“I’d really like to congratulate these local groups on their successful applications. The First World War had a dramatic international impact, but the effects were also felt in local communities like Yarraman and Crows Nest and all around Queensland,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“This program acknowledges the sacrifice made and loss suffered by the many communities whose residents contributed to the war effort either on the battlefield or on the home front.“ I urge everyone to support these Anzac commemorations as a way of acknowledging our community’s special place in Queensland’s military history,” she said.