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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

27 Queensland veterans projects win funding

Returned Services League Sub-branches, community organisations and local councils are set to share in more than $1.5 million from the State Government’s Queensland Remembers Grant Program for infrastructure upgrades and memorials to support and honour veterans and their families.

Round three of the Queensland Remembers Grants Program is backing 27 projects from Brisbane to Outback Queensland and the Torres Strait.

The projects approved for funding include:

  • $250,000 to renovate 11 affordable home units in New Farm for war widows;
  • $50,000 toward construction of a military aviation museum building at Maryborough Airport;
  • $124,000 for a new roof at the Innisfail RSL Sub-branch;
  • $45,000 to install commemorative plaques and upgrade the Cunnamulla War Memorial Fountain;
  • $25,000 for a Beacon of Honour in Anzac Park, Townsville;
  • $35,000 to create a 1.5-kilometre interactive walk on Thursday Island in honour of the nation’s first World War Two All-Indigenous Australian Army unit.        

Over four years, $5.9 million has been committed to the Queensland Remembers Grants Program for projects honouring veterans including major and minor capital works, commemorative memorials, gardens, initiatives and events.

“Whether it’s a commemorative walk for First Nations soldiers on Thursday Island or a new flagpole at Samford, these community projects ensure the sacrifices of Australians who have served in war and peace are never forgotten,” said Communities Minister, Leeanne Enoch.

“Lest we forget the courage of the men and women of generations past who fought for the freedoms and great lifestyle Queenslanders enjoy today.”

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