Joint Media Release with Minister for Veterans’ Affairs The Hon Darren Chester MP and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Nampijinpa Price
Barkly wartime heritage will be preserved with the help of more than $39,000 in funding through the Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants program.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, said the funding would go to the Barkly Regional Council to erect a fence around the Anzac Hill memorial in Tennant Creek to prevent vandalism and graffiti.
“This project will help protect wartime heritage in the Barkly region and honour the service and sacrifice of the Barkly’s servicemen and women,” Senator Scullion said.
“I congratulate the Barkly Regional Council on their commitment to protecting, recognising and remembering Australian military service.”
Ms Price said the funding would deliver a meaningful project the Tennant Creek community can be proud of and is just one of the many ways in which we publicly say to our ex-service community, thank you for your service.
“I look forward to seeing this project come to fruition, and encourage other groups in the Northern Territory , looking to commemorate our service personnel, to review the grant guidelines and submit an application,” Ms Price said.
Barkly Mayor Steve Edgington said Barkly Regional Council welcomed the news it has received the Australian Government funding to erect a fence around ANZAC Hill in Tennant Creek.
“ANZAC Hill is an important memorial site in Tennant Creek and this grant will allow Council to protect the area from vandals and graffiti,” Mayor Edgington said.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said while the most significant commemorative period in Australian history, the Centenary of Anzac draws to a close, the Coalition Government is committed to ensuring the service and sacrifice of our veterans is recognised by our next generation of Australians well in to the future.
“Community groups have rallied over the Anzac Centenary to ensure those around them know and understand the service and sacrifice of not only those who served more than 100 years ago, but all those who have served over the last century,” Mr Chester said.
Applications for the Saluting Their Service Major Commemorative Grants program can be made through the Community Grants Hub. Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800 020 283 or email email@example.com.