The sacrifice and service of veterans in Mallee will be further commemorated and recognised with four groups sharing in $1.5 million from the Morrison Joyce Government.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee has announced the 129 recipients of the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with applications covering a wide range of ideas to honour the sacrifice of our nation’s servicemen and women.
Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the commemorative projects would continue the tradition of remembrance, and she looks forward to seeing the finished work.
Recipients in Mallee include:
- Koorong Historical Society Inc for $10,000 to design and publish a book commemorating veterans from the Wedderburn area
- Mildura Working Man’s Club for $6,300 to restore the MWMC war memorial statue in Mildura
- Millewa Advisory Group for $8,800 to construct a new Second World War Memorial at the Millewa Advisory Group Park in Werrimull
- Ultima Progress Association for $4,373 to replace concrete surrounding the Ultima in Cenotaph
“I am very proud to support Koorong Historical Society, Mildura Working Man’s Club, Millewa Advisory Group and Ultima Progress Association, to helping the community commemorate the service and sacrifice of those from the region who have given so much for our nation,” Dr Webster said.
“I am extraordinarily proud of the history of service in Mallee and this project is a wonderful way for us to commemorate and reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our communities,” Dr Webster said.
Minister Gee said it’s clear from the number and calibre of applications that our communities continue to look for new and improved ways to commemorate the service of our veterans, with many exploring new technologies and reaching new audiences.
“We received a huge number of applications from ex-service organisations, local councils, schools, and historical societies which show just how important commemoration is to Australians,” Minister Gee said.
“The Saluting Their Service grants program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and the sacrifice of those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations is remembered.”
Saluting Their Service is a national grants program and applications for the next round are now open. To submit your application, or find further details including a full list of successful grants, please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Community Grants Hub website.