Queensland Receives $79,000 To Honour Australia's Veteran Community

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The Hon Alan Griffin MP

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs


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Thursday 10 April 2008  


QUEENSLAND RECEIVES $79,000 TO HONOUR AUSTRALIA’S 

VETERAN  COMMUNITY


Projects in Queensland honouring Australia’s wartime heritage will receive $79,984 in funding,

the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, announced today. 


Mr Griffin said the funding demonstrated the Rudd Government’s commitment to helping

communities honour Australia’s wartime heritage.


“Today we have funded more than one hundred local projects and activities nationally that

recognise the contribution of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform,” 

Mr Griffin said.


“Local communities play an important role in encouraging Australians to participate in

commemorative activities, including attending Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services at

local war memorials.


“The funding announced today will support a range of projects across Queensland including the

enhancement and restoration of community war memorials, the preservation and display of

wartime memorabilia, the publication of untold unit histories and schools initiatives for younger

Australians.”


“The experience of service has been part of the lives of many Australian families.  This

Government is committed to ensuring the legacy of those who have served, and continue to

serve, is honoured and remembered for generations to come,” Mr Griffin said.


Mr Griffin encouraged local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for

funding to visit www.dva.gov.au or contact their nearest DVA office on 133 254. 



Media inquiries: Laura Ryan  0437 863 109


Editors note: A list of grant recipients is attached


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Saluting Their Service grants QLD Recipients


Highfields RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $3200 to help erect a new war memorial at

the Highfields Culture Centre.


Bundaberg Special School will receive a grant of $4000 to help install a memorial in the

grounds of the school for use by students on days of remembrance.


The 3rd Battalion of The Royal Australian Regiment Corps will receive a grant of $968 to

help install a plaque at the Australian War Memorial dedicated to the Battalion,

commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.


Coolum-Peregian RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $1500 to help construct memorial

gardens at Coolum Primary School, Coolum Christian College, St Andrews Anglican

College, Peregian Community College and Coolum High School, for use by students on

days of remembrance.


East Palmerston State School will receive a grant of $3966 to help erect a community war

memorial at the school to be used by students and members of the community on days of

remembrance.


Bluecare Yarrabee Centre of Care will receive a grant of $1639 to help install a flagpole at

the centre in Redland Bay for use by residents on days of remembrance.


The Cairns branch of the of the Royal Australian Air Force Association,  Queensland

Division, will receive a grant of $978 to help install a plaque at the Rocky Creek Memorial

Park dedicated to the 19th and 43rd Heavy Bombardment Groups, 8th Fighter Group of the

United States 5th Air Force and the Australian Airmen who served with them.


The Carlyle Gardens Townsville RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $2098 to help install

two display cabinets at Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village in Townsville to exhibit wartime

memorabilia.


Nambour RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $4000 to help upgrade the memorial wall in

Quota Memorial Park, Nambour, to include plaques dedicated to veterans from the district

who served in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and peace operations.


Greenbank RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $3000 to help restore and display

wartime memorabilia at the club.


Nerang RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $3000 to help hold a commemorative service

and dinner at the club to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and

Balmoral.


The 3 RAR Corporation will receive a grant of $1000 to help dedicate a plaque at Enoggera

Barracks to members of 3 RAR who lost their lives during service in Korea.


St Joseph’s Nudgee College will receive a grant of $3000 to help install a display cabinet at

the college to exhibit wartime memorabilia.


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Sherwood Returned Services Club will receive a grant of $4000 to help restore the

Sherwood World War I honour board.


Wooloowin State School will receive a grant of $2420 to upgrade the school’s war memorial

with the addition of a bronze slouch hat.


Cooktown RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $4000 to help install two plaques in Anzac

Park, Cooktown, dedicated to veterans from the district who served in World War I and II.


The Australian Mining Corps Memorial Campaign will receive a grant of $4000 to erect a

permanent display at the North Queensland Military Museum in Townsville, dedicated to

Australian tunnellers from World War I.    


Operation Solace 15 Year Reunion Committee 1 RAR will receive a grant of $3000 to hold a

15 year reunion commemorating the deployment of 1 RAR to Somalia in 1993.


Toogoom Community Association will receive a grant of $4000 to improve wheelchair

access and pathways to the Toogoom Community Hall Memorial.


Clayfield-Toombul RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $1000 to help install a memorial

stone and flagpole at the Clayfield-Toombul All Wars Memorial dedicated to veterans from

the district who lost their lives during service.


The Inglewood Shire Council will receive a grant of $4000 to help improve the surrounds and

access to the Inglewood War Memorial.


The Royal Air Forces Association of Queensland will receive a grant of $1150 to help hold a

lunch to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force.


The Queensland 4 RAR Battalion Association, Charlie Coy 789 Platoon (Ratpack), will

receive a grant of $1750 to help hold a dinner to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the

homecoming of Charlie Company 4 RAR, 7, 8 and 9 Platoons.


River Heads Progress Association will receive a grant of $172 to help install a plaque in

Progress Park, River Heads, dedicated to the war service of all veterans.


The 16th Minesweeping Squadron Reunion Social Club will receive a grant of $844 to help

install a plaque at Elsie Laver Park in Mudgeeraba dedicated to the squadron.


Redlands RSL Sub-branch of Queensland will receive a grant of $3000 to help install a

flagpole at Redland Memorial Bay in Neville Stafford Park for use at commemorative

services.


St Joseph’s Church will receive a grant of $2000 to help install two stained glass windows in

the church at Nambour, commemorating veterans who lost their lives while serving Australia

in war.


Coolangatta Tweed Heads Sub-branch of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association of Australia will

receive a grant of $4000 to help install a plaque and hold a luncheon at the Kirra Sports Club

to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battles of Coral and Balmoral.


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The Australian Intelligence Corps Association will receive a grant of $4000 to help construct

a memorial garden at the Defence Intelligence Training Centre in Bundall to commemorate

members who lost their lives during operations.


Beenleigh and District RSL Sub-branch will receive a grant of $3000 to help install display

cabinets in the Beenleigh RSL Memorial Room to display wartime memorabilia.


Darling Downs Sub-branch of the Naval Association of Australia will receive a grant of $1299

to help hold a memorial service and luncheon at the Queens Park Mothers Memorial in

Toowoomba to commemorate the RAN’s involvement in the Korea War and the 55th

anniversary of the end of the war.








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