A $10,000 grant will help secure the future of Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall.
The money, which comes from the state government’s Community War Memorial Fund, will go to the Hall, with the Berrima Remembrance Grove also receiving $10,000.
Berrima Residents Association President Eric Savage said the grant would be used to develop a comprehensive plan for the future maintenance of the site.
“This funding will contribute to the preparation of a comprehensive conservation management plan for the Berrima Remembrance Grove that will guide the development of this nine-hectare site over the next 20 years,” he said.
“A call will now be made to the community for heritage, horticulture, landscape and management specialists to join a committee of experts who will oversee the implementation of the plan going forward.”
Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman visited the Berrima Grove and said she was happy to see both sites included in the funding announcements.
“Our area has a proud military history and I am thrilled to see locals actively working to conserve sites that recognize this service and sacrifice,” Tuckerman said.
“The Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall and Berrima Remembrance Grove hold special significance to our communities, so I’m thrilled to see this investment.”
Applications for the second round of the Community War Memorial Fund will open on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2022. Additional funding of $125,000 will be available.
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