Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced

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Hervey Bay Community Anzac grants announced


State Member of Parliament Ted Sorensen, has welcomed a Queensland Government grant to the Hervey Bay electorate for a project to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.

Ted 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.

Ted said the $70,000 had been provided for the extension and enhancement of the Hervey Bay Freedom Park Memorial precinct.  “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,” he said.

“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.

Ted said a second round of community grants under the program will be opening soon, and he encouraged local organisations to apply.

He said further information about the program could be obtained from his electorate office, or from the Queensland Anzac Centenary website at: www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.






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