Funding for commemorative signage at Yungaburra memorial

New interpretive signage will be installed at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour in Yungaburra thanks to a $9,804 grant from the Federal Government.

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the funding, provided under the Saluting Their Service grants program, would support the local community’s efforts to preserve and honour the region’s military history.

The grant will be used to install interpretive signage at the memorial.

“It’s wonderful news that the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour Inc was successful in their grant application to receive funding for their project,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Especially in the North, we share a rich and diverse military history, and it’s important we support projects that preserve and communicate that history to the wider community.”

Cassowary Coast Regional Council, on behalf of local residents Anne Mealing  and Noelene Byrne, were also recently successful in securing funding for commemorative signage at the Battle of Coral Sea Memorial Park.

Senator Macdonald said he encouraged other groups across the region working on a project to commemorate local military history to apply for funding under the popular program.

Applications for the next round of funding will be available on 1 July, 2017.

For more information on the Saluting Their Service program, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 1800 026 185 or email [email protected].

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