Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has commended the Beverley RSL Sub-Branch on securing $3,465 in Federal Government funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
The Beverley RSL Sub-Branch will use this funding to increase the functionality, aesthetics and safety of the Cenotaph Precinct. Details of the project include:
Installation of in-ground LED up-lighting on the four sides of the Beverley Cenotaph;
Installation of in-ground LED spot lights to illuminate the three flagpoles;
Installation of weather protected double power outlet facilitating the use of electronic equipment during commemorative services;
Planting of commemorative “Spirit of Anzac” grevilleas in the garden beds adjoining the paved walk between the Cenotaph and the Wall of Remembrance;
Purchase and mounting of additional memorial plaques on the Wall of Remembrance; and
Purchase of a marquee to provide portable shelter during commemorative services.
Mr Porter said these grants have been designed to deliver local projects and activities to commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice Centenary.
“The Beverley RSL Sub-Branch project to improve the Cenotaph Precinct will greatly enhance the experience of those attending commemorative services.
“The commitment of organisations such as the Beverley RSL Sub-Branch ensures our communities preserve our local history for future generations.”
Under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program every electorate in Australia will receive up to $50,000 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.