HONOURING VETERANS IN THE LATROBE VALLEY

Wednesday 21st April 2021

The Latrobe Valley has received $9740 for two projects from the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing welcomed the announcement in the lead up to ANZAC Day by Minister for Veterans, the Hon Shaun Leane MP as part of the Victoria Remembers Grant Program and the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Program.

Bechaz Art Designs, in partnership with the Yallourn Newborough RSL, has received $4,500 to fund the installation of a mural on the exterior wall of the RSL club.

Latrobe City Council has received $5,241.64 to install underground lighting for the Yinnar War Memorial.

For more information on these and other veteran grant opportunities, please visit: vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans, the Hon Shaun Leane MP

 “We are giving Victorian veterans the support they need to deserve in their civilian lives, and ensuring we properly honour them for their enormous contribution to our country.”

 “Our veterans should be honoured every day, not just on ANZAC Day. This is why the Victorian Government is proud to fund these initiatives which will support veteran wellbeing and ensure their service and sacrifice is remembered.”

 “We must preserve their legacy for future generations and embrace new and innovative ways to educate Victorians about their service.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

 “I am deeply grateful to all of those in the Latrobe Valley who have served our country and am committed to supporting them and their carers and families. It is important we honour their service and sacrifice not just on ANZAC Day, but every day.”

 “This funding will ensure our veterans are properly honoured in the Latrobe Valley and I appreciate Bechaz Art Designs, the Yallourn Newborough RSL and Latrobe City Council for their important work on these projects.”