Commemorations to be enhanced at two Townsville organisations thanks to grants
Townsville’s collection of memorials is set to be enhanced after receiving funding from the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.
The program aims to honour the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service men and women in wars, conflicts and peace operations and to promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said two projects – one at the Townsville RSL and another at 1RAR – would help locals better commemorate our fallen service men and women.
“The Townsville RSL Sub-Branch Inc. has received a grant of $3,500 to mount images to the external wall of their building,” Mr Thompson said.
“The RSL is a well-known gathering place for our garrison city community and I look forward to seeing the upgrades come together.
“Meanwhile the 1RAR Associate Inc. has received a grant of $9,612 to relocate the 1RAR memorial from Holsworthy Barracks to Lavarack Barracks, the current home of the battalion.
“This is an important part of our military history and it makes sense that it should be brought up from Sydney and located permanently in Townsville.”
The Saluting Their Service grants program is run on an ongoing basis and provides grants of up to $10,000 for community-based commemorative projects and activities, and up to $150,000 for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.