Local Groups successful in receiving ANZAC Centenary Grants

Three local organisations have been successful in obtaining ANZAC Centenary Grants.

‘I congratulate these three local organisations in their success in receiving ANZAC Centenary Local Grants’ said Ms Ryan.

Wyndham City Council in conjunction with the Werribee RSL have secured a total of $41,574 for several projects. These include a special Centenary Commemoration day for local secondary schools, the installation of a Centenary plaque at the Werribee Cenotaph, a digital story telling project of 60 local ANZACS and a series of interpretive panels outlining the impact of World War 1 in our region.

Werribee Secondary College has secured $5,592 to restore historic military equipment and uniforms, donated to the school in 2011. Restoring this equipment will enable them to be used in various commemorative services by the Werribee Secondary College Cadets.

Werribee Men’s Shed, located at the Wyndham Park Community Centre, has secured $10,410 to establish an ANZAC reflective garden. This garden will commemorate the Australians that served in World War One. The garden will feature 5 heritage Pink Lady apple trees provided by the Werribee Heritage Orchard Association and a basalt boulder with a plaque.

The other successful local project, previously announced, is the Little River Historical Societies monument, honouring two Little River World War 1 nurses, Kitty McNaughton and Sadie McIntosh.

‘I look forward to joining the community to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC in April and wish these groups well in their hard work to complete these projects’ concluded Ms Ryan.

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