Funding to Maintain War Memorials
Thu 17 May 2012
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
The 2012-13 State Budget has confirmed the Tasmanian Government's commitment to maintaining the State's war memorials, with the continuation of the $50,000 War Memorial Repair and Maintenance Grants Program.
The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Scott Bacon said the program was a way of recognising the importance of Tasmania's war memorial to our heritage.
"Around Tasmania, there are more than 100 war memorials, ranging from cenotaphs, memorial halls, and stand alone memorials to Honour Rolls and plaques," he said.
"By helping communities maintain these memorials, we are working to preserve the memory of the many brave Tasmanians who have served their country."
Mr Bacon said the Program had provided nearly $100 000 funding since it was established as part of the 2010-11 State Budget.
"Over the past two years, this Program has contributed to the maintenance and repair of 27 war memorials across the State, in locations including Oatlands, Huonville, Avoca, Smithton, Zeehan, Spring Bay and King Island," he said.
"I would like to congratulate the active, committed groups of veterans and community members who take the time and effort to undertake these projects.
"These dedicated Tasmanians are ensuring that we can continue to pay our respect as a community well into the future."
The Program is administered by the Community Development Division in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
For further information about the Program and successful applicants go to http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/cdd/grants_and_community_engagement/grants/war_memorial_grants_program