Funding secured to honour military
NORTH Burnett war memorials will undergo renovations and changes thanks to almost $30,000 in State Government funding.
North Burnett Regional Council received $29,400 for the Upgrade and Cleaning of War Memorials in the North Burnett project under the Lasting Legacies grant.
Mayor Rachel Chambers thanked the Queensland Government for the funding and acknowledged the project would not only involve an upgrade and cleaning of eight war memorials but commemorate the outstanding service and sacrifice of North Burnett residents in Australia’s military history.
“The memorials play a significant part in the North Burnett history, providing a visual reminder of the loss of life and ensuring recognition for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country,” Cr Chambers said.
“It is also important to remember the educational role of the memorials, whereby young and older people alike can learn more about the history of conflicts and the impact they had on the North Burnett community.”
Cr Chambers said the war memorials also provided a focal point for commemoration during events on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
“Council is pleased to partner with the Queensland Government to protect and revitalise the memorials, which represent an integral part of our local war history and serve to enhance local understanding of the values those efforts instil in our community,” Cr Chambers said.
North Burnett Regional Council will provide further updates on the scheduled renovations once the maintenance program is finished. It is not yet known when the memorials will be revamped.