Work to conserve the Gosford Cenotaph will start soon following an injection of cash from the NSW Government’s $125,000 Community War Memorials Fund.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the money, made available under Round 1 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.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch welcomed the investment in the significant local landmark.
“It is great to provide $9,999 to the Gosford RSL Sub-Branch to ensure the memorial’s presence in the community is secured for future generations,” Mr Crouch 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.”
“Gosford Cenotaph holds special significance to our community, and I am pleased to see that it has received this funding.”
“Gosford Cenotaph is among 20 projects receiving grants of up to $10,000 to conserve, repair and protect the State’s existing war memorials.
Round 2 of the Community War Memorials Fund will open on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2022 and close on 13 February 2023.
For more information, visit: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/