State government funding to assist Oberon veterans’ group

LEST WE FORGET: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, Oberon RSL Sub Branch president Bill Wilcox and secretary Neville Stapleton and Oberon mayor Kathy Sajowitz.
LEST WE FORGET: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole, Oberon RSL Sub Branch president Bill Wilcox and secretary Neville Stapleton and Oberon mayor Kathy Sajowitz.

MEMBER for Bathurst Paul Toole and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott have announced the Oberon RSL Sub Branch will receive NSW Government funding as part of a proud commitment to help communities protect and repair local war memorials.

The Oberon RSL Sub Branch has been successful in securing $1000 to purchase mannequins to assist with their displays in the Military Museum.

More than $175,000 has been allocated to assist communities protect and repair local war memorials and support projects, which commemorate the service and sacrifice of service men and women.

Mr Toole said a total of $126,760 across 21 projects under the Community War Memorials Fund had been invested across the state, with a further $49,951 for another 43 projects under the Anzac Community Grants Program.

“These memorials have significant heritage value and meaning for their communities, with some commemorating conflicts as far back as the Boer War representing more than a century of architectural design history in regional NSW,” Mr Toole said.

Mr Elliott said the NSW Government was investing in communities like Oberon across the state, ensuring locals have a place to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our diggers.

“As we commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice it is important that young people understand the sacrifices made during the First World War.”

 “New grants of up to $10,000 are now available and I encourage all communities who believe their local memorial needs conservation or protection to apply,” he said. The next round of applications to the ACGP will open later in the year. 

For more information, including application forms are available at https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/

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COMMUNITY Building Partnership Funding is now available for small ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects to benefit from a total share of $330,000.

These might include a new kitchen for a clubhouse, new flooring, an access ramp, repairs for a toilet block, a shed for sporting equipment or a shade sail in a playground.

A range of structures or refurbishments that support the community are eligible for funding.

The NSW Government has made improving local infrastructure a key priority and our strong economic management allows us to make this investment. 

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, June 15.

Applicants must read the program guidelines to ensure their club or organisation and proposed project are eligible.

For more information about the program, go to www.nsw.gov.au/cbp.