Premier announces $21K for Proserpine project
A HEFTY chunk of money has been given to the Whitsunday Regional Council to help with establish the new Proserpine Cenotaph.
The Queensland Government announced yesterday it would put $21,687 towards the project.
The funds will be delivered to the council and have been earmarked to help with the relocation and re-establishment of the cenotaph.
Proserpine's new cenotaph is one of 13 community projects across the state to receive funding under the final round Queensland Veterans' Memorial Grants Program.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the successful projects in parliament yesterday.
"While we continue to traverse a path through a once-in-a-generation pandemic and its fallout, we can't forget the challenges faced and achievements celebrated by an inspirational and revered group of Queenslanders who will always be heroines and heroes to our nation," she said.
"The very reason we live in a free and just democracy is due in large part to Australia's veterans who have faced seemingly insurmountable odds, suffered terrible hardship and dug deep.
"Queensland continues to honour our veterans with a range of memorials and monuments, supported by the Queensland Veterans' Memorial Grants Program, which was established in 2018.
Ms Palaszczuk said war memorials were treasured and dignified sites for communities to reflect on the sacrifice and service of Queenslanders.
"It is important the memorials are preserved so future generations can remember and honour the contribution of our servicemen and women," she said.
"This fourth and final round of grants to projects under the program includes the restoration of the heritage-listed Cunnamulla War Memorial Fountain, the Howard and Burrum Heads War Memorials and a suite of interpretative signage at King Point memorial site on Horn Island in the Torres Strait."