Local MP Sussan Ley today announced the final round of ANZAC Centenary grants for Farrer, acknowledging and commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.

Four projects have been awarded funding, making up the balance of $125,000 available to Farrer community and ex-service groups; including…

• $2,529 to the Yerong Creek ANZAC Committee, for the commission of 14 brass plaques at the base of trees planted in Stanley Galvin Park, in honour of local soldiers killed in action during WWI

• $2143 to Henty and District Historical Society for the restoration of a WWI Honour roll

• Rand Sports Ground Committee receives $2000 to enable construction of a plaque memorial, made from stone and bronze

• $645 to the Bidgeemia Community Hall Committee, also to restore a WWI Honour roll

Ms Ley said “this final allocation brings to an end the major local funding component for the ANZAC Centenary commemorations, with a total of 18 organisations receiving grants”.

“I was delighted with the interest in this program and look forward to seeing many of the ideas and projects become a focal point for ANZAC Day observances for many years to come”, Ms Ley concluded.