Cobar Shire Council will erect commemorative monuments throughout the shire, and hold an event to honour the Centenary of Armistice Day, thanks to recently announced Federal Government funding.
Member for the Parkes electorate, Mark Coulton, has congratulated the Cobar Shire Council on a grant of $5699 to develop their project.
“I believe Cobar Shire Council’s project will be a fitting tribute to appropriately acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago,” Mr Coulton said.
“On 11 November this year, Australians will commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18), which is a hugely significant milestone in our history.
“The Armistice Centenary Grants Program provides grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities that commemorate Australian service men and women from all conflicts and celebrate a just and secure peace.”
Cobar Shire Council represents one of 50 successful applicants receiving funding for community projects to commemorate Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
“This restricted round of grants has been designed to deliver local projects and activities to communities like ours to commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice Centenary.
“The commitment of organisations and local government such as Cobar Shire Council ensures communities like ours can preserve our local history for future generations, and I look forward to seeing the project evolve.”
Further announcements of projects under the grant program will be made over the coming weeks.
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