Nearly a century since its unveiling, the historic Illabo War Memorial is set to get a refresh following an investment from the NSW Government.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced the memorial would receive $3917 funding for a restoration so it can continue to be part of the community for years to come.

“The Illabo War Memorial tells the story of our local war history and is a tribute to all the local men and women who have served in conflicts for our country,” Ms Cooke said.

“Everyone who lives in the area would have a fond memory of attending the local Anzac Day ceremony at the memorial, so this funding means future generations of children and families can have the same experience.”


The Illabo War Memorial restoration is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

The project was successful under the Community War Memorials Fund, which provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the Anzac legacy.

A new round of Community War Memorials Fund is now open, as well as the Anzac Community Grants program. A total of $175,000 is available for projects across the state through the two programs.

 “I encourage community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils across the Cootamundra electorate to apply before applications close on Remembrance Day,” Ms Cooke added.


Applications for both grants programs close on Remembrance Day, November 11 2019.

For information about how to apply for a grant visit https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au