Currumbin Community Anzac grants announced

13 Jun 2014 9:29 AMJann Stuckey

13 June 2014

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed a Queensland Government grant for a local project to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.

Ms Stuckey said the Anzac Centenary community grants program recognised the role many communities throughout the state played in supporting Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

“Over $29,000 has been provided to the Tallebudgera Pony Club to allow them to construct an Anzac Memorial Garden,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The project will establish a landscaped garden to commemorate the memory of the Anzacs and the part played by horses in the war.  The garden will incorporate an area of approximately 30m2 and include a flagpole and a memorial plaque on a sandstone plinth.

“The First World War was Australia’s first significant international military campaign, and men and women from all over the state willingly answered the call to serve. Many of them didn’t return to the families, friends, jobs and communities they’d left behind to fight for their country and for the security of generations to come after them.

“This project and others like it around the state will ensure that the memory of their sacrifice and that of those left behind continues to be recognised and preserved for future generations.”

The Queensland Government has provided funding of up to $80,000 each for this first funding round for local events, projects and re-enactments to commemorate 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War.

Ms Stuckey said a second round of community grants under the program will be opening soon, and encourages Currumbin community groups and organisations to apply for a share of the funding.

For further information visit: www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.

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