14 July, 2014
Four local RSLs will benefit from $125,000 of Commonwealth
funding to support a number of local projects commemorating the 2015 ANZAC
Peter Dutton, Federal Member for Dickson, has said that this
funding will allow the RSLs to carry out unique and thoughtful projects to
honour the centenary of the ANZACs and ensure that their memory lives on in our
After calling for submissions in mid-2013, Mr Dutton is
pleased to announce that work on the successful projects has begun.
The successful applications were:
Pine Rivers District RSL Sub-Branch – to rededicate and
plant news trees along Anzac Avenue
Samford RSL Sub-Branch – Avenue of Honour
Dayboro War Memorial Association Inc –Inclusion of a
Memorial to existing site
Bray Park-Strathpine RSL Sub-Branch – Memorial Service
to remember Australia’s declaration of World War I
Mr Dutton congratulated the four RSLs for their in-depth and creative
“These grants will go towards projects that
will complement the wider series of commemorative activities throughout the
“ANZAC Day 2015 will see our community come together to
ensure the sacrifice and service of our defence personnel is remembered and
never forgotten,” Mr Dutton said.
All four of the
projects have a strong community focus. The Pine Rivers monument will include
the planting of 1800 trees from Petrie to Redcliffe, which recognises the
service personnel who died during the conflict.
commemorate the Centenary with the opening of an Avenue of Honour running along
Mt Samson Road, which will include a remembrance site, and 100 honour trees.
“I look forward to seeing all of these
projects come to fruition in the next 9 months,” Mr Dutton added.
Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s
Anzac Centenary program; more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.
Christian Hayes (07) 3205 9977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org