RSL receives funding for restoration

Gosford RSL sub-Branch has received almost $10,000 for conservation work to the lower section of the Gosford Cenotaph. They are one of twenty-two recipients across the state to receive a share of over $125,000 in funding thanks to the NSW Government in Round 2 of the Community War Memorials Fund.

Liesl Tesch with Gosford RSL sub-Branch at Gosford Cenotaph.

26 July 2023


MINISTER for Veterans David Harris recently announced the grants awarded to the successful projects that will support war memorials in communities across NSW.


“I am pleased to announce this funding, which will be used to fund important projects around the state. War memorials are a vital part of our community that reflect over 100 years of our veterans’ service and sacrifice,” Mr Harris said.


Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, congratulated Gosford RSL sub-Branch for receiving the funding to assist with conservation work to the lower section of the Gosford Cenotaph.


“I would like to acknowledge Gosford RSL sub-Branch for their commitment to the veterans of Gosford. Our community today is thankful for the sacrifices made by current serving members and past servicemen and servicewomen and their families. This grant funding will help to ensure that out war memorials continue to stand proud in our community as a reminder of the contributions made to our nation and its military history,” Ms Tesch said.


Merril Jackson, a keen advocate for the restoration of the Gosford Cenotaph is thrilled with the announcement of funding.


“Gosford Cenotaph is a significant war memorial the Central Coast can be proud of. This restoration work, that the NSW State Government has primarily contributed funding to preserve, demonstrates the value of the service and sacrifice of our local military personnel,” Ms Jackson commented.


Forty-six applications from 34 local government areas were received during this round, which closed on 13 February, and were assessed by the State War Memorials Committee.


“A total of $125,189.90 was awarded to local councils, RSL sub-Branches and community groups, with grants ranging from $1,600 to $10,000 to fund conservation projects in 18 metropolitan and regional local government areas,” Mr Harris added.


A new round of funding is currently open.


For more information visit Community War Memorials Fund.

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