Work to conserve Davistown RSL War Memorial and Gosford Cenotaph will soon commence, thanks to a funding injection from the NSW Government’s $125,000 Community War Memorial Fund.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch welcomed the investment in the two local landmarks.
“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,” Mr Crouch said.
“Both Davistown RSL War Memorial and Gosford Cenotaph hold special significance to our community so I am pleased to see restoration work being done to keep the memorials in good condition.
“I encourage every RSL Club and Sub-Branch across the Central Coast to apply for the next round of funding.
“It is so important we do everything we can to keep every Central Coast war memorial’s in the best condition, therefore providing the community with every opportunity to pay their respects and acknowledge the enormous service and sacrifice made by our veteran community.”
Minister for Veterans Natalie Ward said recognising those who served and respecting military history is crucial.
“By funding these initiatives, the NSW Government is acknowledging the important service and sacrifice of our veterans in their communities,” Mrs Ward said.
“We are committed to backing projects which shine a light on our veterans, enrich communities and heighten our understanding of our military efforts both past and present.”
Applications for the second round of the Community War Memorial Fund will open on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2021.
A further $125,000 of funding will be available.
For more information, visit: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/.