Fund­ing se­cured to hon­our mil­i­tary

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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.

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