Monday, 14 May 2018

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing, today announced that Gippsland will receive funding through a number of grants programs for the following projects:

Grant Program Recipient Project Name Project Description Amount Approved
Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program 2017-18 Rnd 2 Latrobe City Council Mosaic Project Moe RSL The project will repair broken mosaics depicting Australians at war located at the base of the flag poles. $6,000
Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program 2017-18 Rnd 2 Paynesville RSL Sub Branch Inc A Legacy Worth Sharing This project will complete Stage 2 of the Memorial Garden by creating a reflective area and installing WWII plaques to compliment the WWI plaques in the memorial garden. $13,981
Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program 2017-18 Rnd 2 Traralgon South and District Association Callignee Hall War Memorial Plaques The project will add additional plaques to the memorial wall located in front of the Callignee Hall. $1,770
Anzac Centenary Community Grants City of Traralgon Band Inc City of Traralgon Band Friendship and Remembrance Project Commissioning of new work (brass band) for premier at an evening concert (expected attendance 600) and unveiling of Remembrance Wall at Traralgon Ceremony in July 2018 (250 invited guests plus public).   Involves Orchestre de Cuivres d’Amiens Brass Band, reflecting historic friendship of Villers Bretonneau and Latrobe


Anzac Centenary Community Grants Gippsland Memorial Park Memorial Precinct Project Commemorative plaques and poppy tiles, and collation of information on 85 returned services people and 6 KIA memorials and at Traralgon Cemetery, and 11 nurses connected with Traralgon district.  Information will be used in brochures for self-walk tours, Memorial Park website and for school teacher resources.   Expenses also sought for audio costs at unveiling ceremony on 11 November 2018. $6500


The Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program helps communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War One, and assists projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.

The Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program commemorates World War I veterans and informs their communities about the experiences of WWI veterans. Projects include new memorials, one-off community events, community education projects and the preservation of local WWI history. This is the final round of this grant program.

The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community.

For more information on these grants or other veteran related initiatives, please visit:

Quotes attributable to the Minister for Veterans, John Eren MP

“We are proud to announce support for a range of projects through our grant programs that ensure Victorians are always reminded of the service and sacrifice of our veterans.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

I’m delighted that local projects just like these in our communities across Gippsland will be able to teach more people about our war-related heritage and the stories of the brave women and men who have given so much, so often at a huge cost to themselves.”