More than $30,000 in funding has been committed to the Northern Grampians Shire Council to update Stawell’s war memorial on Main Street.
The state government allocated $36,370 under the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program on Monday.
$10,000 will be used to re-gild lettering and install an interpretive panel and floodlights at the world war two, Korean and Vietnam war memorial.
A further $26,370 used for the restoration of the world war one memorial including cleaning the memorial, restoring lettering and replacing the cracked surrounds with heritage style tiling.
“Stawell and the Northern Grampians Shire have many people who have served our country and it’s important that their stories are maintained in a fitting, respectful manner,” western Victoria MP Jaala Pulford said.
“The restoration of Stawell’s War Memorial is a fitting way to honour the legacy of our local heroes.”
Stawell RSL president Geoff Reading said the upgrade is very welcome.
“The lettering has faded slightly so this money will be able to update it to great condition again to give the men that gave their lives for this country the respect they deserve,” he said.
“It is a straight out responsibility all memorials get maintained.”
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