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.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.