HONOURING VETERANS ON THE COFFS COAST

By February 15, 2019 Uncategorized

The NSW Government is honouring our local veterans by investing in an upgrade to the Coramba Community Hall honour roll.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott, Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Nationals candidate for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh are today awarding the $9,595 grant from the Community War Memorials Fund.

It is among $175,000 invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials across the state in 2018/19.

The First World War honour roll, designed by a veteran, at the Coramba Community Hall was unveiled in 1919. A Second World War panel was unveiled on Remembrance Day 1949.

The grant will preserve the age and history of the honour roll by repairing damage and making safe areas of the memorial that are a risk to the public.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are committed to safeguarding the legacy of our servicemen and women by funding conservation works, ensuring locals have a place to commemorate the service and sacrifice of defence personnel,” Mr Elliott said.

Mr Singh said he was thrilled to see the investment in his local community.

“The Coramba Community Hall has significant heritage value and meaning for the local community, which has a proud history of military service,” Mr Singh said.

Applications are open for the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund and close on Anzac Day, Thursday, 25 April 2019.

“New grants of up to $10,000 are now open and I encourage all communities who believe their local memorial needs conservation or protection to apply,” Mr Singh said.