Cenotaph to be restored and featured on website

The 2016 Anzac service at Empire Bay cenotaph

Empire Bay Progress Association and Empire Bay Public School have both received grant money for war memorial projects.

“The restoration of the Empire Bay cenotaph and honour rolls by the Empire Bay Progress Association will ensure that the service history is captured and preserved in our local community,” said Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks.

“Empire Bay Public School will also receive funding towards the production of a website to house an honour roll and virtual reality experience of the Empire Bay Cenotaph,” she said.

Ms Wicks said the grants would leave the suburb better placed to remember the service and sacrifice of current and former defence personnel.

The grant of $11,906 for the projects came through the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

This was the first round of grants where the cap was lifted from $4000 to $10,000, Ms Wicks said.

“The grants will help community groups and organisations continue their important work in commemorating our service personnel and support those projects and activities which promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service.”

Applications for the next round of grants were now open, she said.

SOURCE
Media release, 11 June 2020
Lucy Wicks, Member for Robertson

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