Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, today announced funding of almost *$14,000 for the Balranald community to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.
The ANZAC Centenary grant will be used by the Balranald RSL to establish a special ‘Wall of Remembrance’ with a complete listing of local residents who enlisted during WWI.
Ms Ley noted the memorial “will include around 178 names and sit alongside two other matching 2nd World War memorials in Memorial Park, to become a major focal point for 2015 and future ANZAC commemorations”.
Ms Ley says “this is one of the final grant allocations from $125,000 made available to Farrer community and ex-service groups and is a clear example of the desire among local communities to appropriately honour those who served their country.”
“I again want to thank the members of my local ANZAC Centenary Committee who assessed and assisted a range of applicants with a nomination; their work helped important projects like this become a reality during this very important year of commemoration”, Ms Ley concluded.
The Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s 2015 ANZAC Centenary program, more information is available at the official ANZAC Centenary website.