Nelligen Progress Association has been awarded $880 to replace a bronze memorial plaque commemorating the Volunteer Defence Corps.
Nelligen Progess Association spokesperson Tony Allen said the plaque had deteriorated in the 14 years since it had been constructed and was in need of replacement.
A new plaque was installed on January 31, 2019.
“We have been able to fully accurately interpret the information contained on the original plaque, enabling a replacement in permanent bronze to be manufactured through a local supplier,” Mr Allen said.
The grant is part of more than $130,000 to Saluting Their Service projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history.
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the 55 community projects were a fitting way to recognise Australian military service as the Anzac Centenary program and the Century of Service draws to close.
“I offer my congratulations to these communities which will use this funding to deliver a range of thoughtful and meaningful projects, including commemorative books, artworks, services, and refurbishment of memorials,” Mr Chester said.
The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4000 for each project and applications can now be made through the Community Grants Hub.
For details on how to apply, phone 1800 020 283 or email@example.com