Funding for Yanchep war memorial restoration

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The Yanchep and Two Rocks RSL will be able to carry out some restoration work at the war memorial in Yanchep National Park after accessing some funding. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE Yanchep and Two Rocks RSL will receive a grant to help restore the war memorial in Yanchep National Park.

The purpose of the Yanchep and Two Rocks RSL project is to restore the existing memorial fountain, install two new flag poles and install additional plaques acknowledging sacrifices made by ADF members in modern conflict.

The project aims to improve the education of the wider community of the sacrifices made by the nation’s armed forces.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter said organisations in his electorate had securing more than $28,000 in federal government funding in the most recent announcements under the armistice centenary grants program.

Mr Porter said the grants were designed to deliver projects and activities to commemorate Australia’s role in the World War I and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice centenary.

“Commemorating this important date in our history is a true testament to the success of the Anzac centenary and I have no doubt these projects will create a lasting legacy of remembrance,’’ he said.

“Each of these projects is a fitting tribute to appropriately acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago.

“The commitment of these successful organisations helps to ensure our communities preserve our local history for future generations.”

Under the armistice centenary grants program every electorate in Australia will receive up to $50,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I.