Gingin receives ANZAC Centenary grant

The Federal Government will provide $8,000 for an ANZAC Centennial Wall of Remembrance in Gingin under its ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, today congratulated the Gingin Pensioners Social Group on its successful application for funding to build the Wall of Remembrance to commemorate past service personnel from the district.

“The stone wall will be significantly located in the Shell precinct of Granville Park where the ANZAC Day Dawn Service is held and will replicate the names of all service personnel on the existing war memorial as well as those personnel who have served in conflicts since World War II,” Mr Porter said.

“It will serve as a visual link to the ANZAC spirit for the local community and I commend the Gingin Pensioners Social Group on their efforts to get this project funded.”

Mr Porter said he had been working hard to highlight the worthy grant applications made by groups in Pearce.

“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program has enabled communities to preserve the stories of local servicemen and women for generations to come with locally-based commemorative projects and it is pleasing to see successful grants in the electorate of Pearce,” he said.

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary program, more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.