Funding to protect war memorial at Gosford

16 Nov 2020

Christ Church Memorial will undergo an upgrade thanks to a $9,600 grant from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Christ Church Memorial is located on the grounds of Gosford Anglican Church at Mann Street, Gosford.


“The funding will enable the Memorial Cross at Gosford Anglican Church to be hand-cleaned, repointed with lime mortar and repainted,” Mr Crouch said.


“This is one of the 18 successful projects for War Memorials dating between 1919 and 1949 that require improvements such as conservation assessments, cleaning, environmental advice, honour roll repair, or upkeeps to War Memorial halls.”


“I congratulate Gosford Anglican Church for successfully submitting this application for what is a highly competitive funding process.”


Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said the commitment to maintaining and conserving war memorials has been ongoing since the fund launched in 2008.


“The NSW community has a proud history of military service but many war memorials are now decades or even a century old, making conservation projects large in scale and often expensive,” Dr Lee said.


“We will continue to support communities to honour our defence personnel and their families by backing projects that recognise their service and sacrifice.”


Central Coast organisations are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 conservation projects through Round 2 of the Community War Memorials Fund. Applications are currently open and will close at 5pm on 11 February 2021.


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