The Trungley, Coolamon and Woodstock War Memorials have received funding from the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund to help preserve them for future generations.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the three deserving local memorials would be undergoing repairs and restorations.
“Our local war memorials are the stand-in for known and unknown graves scattered across the globe, and are places where our communities can reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans,” Ms Cooke said.
“These places of pride for the Woodstock, Coolamon and Trungley communities reflect the tremendous contribution many of our small communities have made, and continue to make, to the nation.”
- The Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall Honour Roll is receiving $2,040 to rewire lighting, replace poppy light displays and install new batten holders and wall sconces.
- The Trungley Hall War Memorial has been awarded $2,800 to remove and replace the concrete slab at the base of the war memorial gates.
- The Coolamon Cenotaph will undergo minor repairs to the structure and panels with a $3,000 grant. This funding will be used to clean and conserve the current name panels and add new name panels for post-Vietnam conflicts.
Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said 22 projects across the State are receiving funding from this round of grants from the Community War Memorials Fund.
“A total of $140,000 has been invested in memorials across NSW from Bonalbo to Bungendore and Woy Woy to Wagga Wagga,” Mr Lee said.
“Funding will restore honour rolls, repair stone monuments and provide access to specialist conservation advice.”
For more information on the Community War Memorials Fund visit https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/