Revitalising regional war memorials

More than 20 community war memorials across regional NSW will receive vital funding for repair and restoration work as part of the latest round of the Community War Memorial Fund (CWMF).

This includes more than $9,000 for cleaning and repairs of the Wilcannia War Memorial in western NSW, and $10,000 for the Tia Union Church and Cemetery near Walcha in the Northern Tablelands.

The NSW Government is investing a total of $129,000 in 26 projects across NSW. Five projects are in Sydney and include the restoration of the Bob Clarke Memorial in Malabar and repairs to the WW1 Soldiers Memorial in Camperdown.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said war memorials hold significant value to local communities, acting as a reminder of the sacrifice made by men and women who answered the call for service.

“As we continue to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, I am delighted that this funding can be used to repair and conserve important local landmarks, and that 21 of the 26 projects are in regional towns and cities,” Mr Elliott said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro welcomed the investment in local memorials in the state’s regions.

“Many young soldiers came from regional NSW and this investment ensures their service will continue to be honoured in the communities that raised them,” Mr Barilaro said.
The other successful projects include:

  • Bourke and District War Memorial;
  • Scone Pool Memorial;
  • Narromine War Memorial;
  • Torrington War Memorial; and,
  • Walli Memorial Hall.

Visit the Community War Memorials Fund page on the Veterans Affairs website for more information.