14 November 2018
A Digger’s Memorial for Tewantin
The Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub-Branch will commemorate the enduring legacy of Diggers and their families in a new memorial, with a grant of $5,000 from Round 4 of the Stronger Communities Programme, Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien, announced today.
“The Sub-Branch will commission a steel image depicting a wounded Digger surrounded by his family with their hands held out in support, symbolising the care of the Sub-Branch to their Veteran community,” said Mr O’Brien.
“The existing Cenotaph in Tewantin was commissioned in 1922, will stand close to the new memorial which is anticipated to be installed in time for the commemorative services on Anzac Day 2019.
“The Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub-Branch’s continuous contribution to veterans and their families in the region, and its dedication to preserving the history and respect of the Diggers and their legacy, are well recognised and appreciated by local residents,” said Mr O’Brien.
The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
The grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and local councils. Applications for the fourth round of the program have recently closed.
Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s website at: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx