Shepparton’s war memorial will get a facelift after receiving a grant to help with its restoration.JARROD WHITTAKER June 6, 2014 4:29am
Preserving history: City of Greater Shepparton councillor Michael Polan, Victorian Veterans' Affairs Minister Damian Drum and State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell at the war memorial.
Victorian Veterans’ Affairs Minister Damian Drum yesterday announced the $20
The grant will be put towards repairing moisture damage, including to tiling at the memorial.
Shepparton RSL sub-branch president Peter McPhee welcomed the funding for the Welsford St memorial.
‘‘It’s a memorial which has won a national award. We’re proud of it, we respect it highly, of course,’’ Mr McPhee said.
‘‘Like anything, it does need to be monitored for any repair failures.’’
He said the council would organise the works in time for Anzac Day next year.
Greater Shepparton City Council has contributed more than $18
Mr Drum said it was an example of the work the Victorian Government was doing across the state — providing smaller grants to ensure the maintenance of community memorials.
‘‘We’re also looking assist with communities that need an upgrade to avenues of honour,’’ he said.
‘‘Sometimes it’s an honour roll in a little town hall that has commemorated the service of the local men and women from that particular district.’’
City of Greater Shepparton councillor Michael Polan said it was important to maintain the memorial to a high standard for future generations to enjoy it.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell said the grant represented the partnership between council, government and the RSL.
‘‘(It) shows we care very deeply about recognising those that have been to war and paid the ultimate sacrifice,’’ Mrs Powell said.
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