Funding to help preserve Maryborough’s wartime heritage

Maryborough RSL Sub-Branch will receive $8,394 through the latest round of the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service program to install new cabinets to display military memorabilia and uniforms, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announced today.

The Saluting Their Service program ensures Australia’s wartime history is preserved and those who have served during wars, conflicts and peace operations are appropriately remembered.

Mr O’Brien said the Maryborough RSL Sub-Branch’s commemorative project would join the Maryborough Colonial and Military Museum and the Gallipoli to Armistice Memorial to build on Maryborough’s tradition of remembrance.

“We can all be proud of Wide Bay’s rich military history which is commemorated through the renowned Fraser Coast Military Trail, and this project at the RSL adds another way for us to reflect on the sacrifice of all those who have served from our region and secured our freedom,” Mr O’Brien said.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said Maryborough RSL Sub-Branch was among more than 80 successful recipients, which cover a wide variety of projects put forward by ex-service organisations, clubs, schools and community groups right around Australia.

“Australia owes an enormous debt of gratitude to all those Australians who have served our nation, defending our freedoms, values and way of life, and this funding is just one of the many ways we honour that debt,” Minister Gee said

“I am very pleased to see such a wide range of projects being supported, including the new memorabilia and uniform displays for Maryborough RSL Sub-Branch.

“Large or small, all these projects represent Australia’s unwavering commitment to always remember and reflect on all that our service personnel have done for our country.

The funding is part of the Australian Government’s $32 million investment in Veterans’ Affairs grant programs this year.

The next round of the Saluting Their Service program is open, and applications can be submitted until 8 February 2022.

To submit your application, or find further details please go to the Saluting Their Service page on the Grants Hub or visit the DVA website.