Funding for War Memorial’s facade

July 05, 2017

The Tocumwal War Memorial Hall has received $4000 of state government funding to go towards upgrading its front facade.

The hall’s facade features two tiled mosaic honour rolls for those who served during World War I.

War Memorial Hall secretary Leanne Mark said the committee is aiming to have the facade looking as good as it did 100 years ago.

‘‘With the funding we’ll clean the brick work, repair mortar, remove the lights at the front of the hall, and hopefully install solar lights.

‘‘The committee is delighted to receive this funding because the hall is an important part of our community,’’ she said.

Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli said the project is one of 26 across the state, and is part of the Community War Memorials Fund.

The fund offers grants of up to $10,000 for the protection and conservation of war memorials, including statues, memorial gates, halls and honour rolls.

‘‘It is fitting that as we commemorate the Centenary of Anzac we invest in repairing and looking after local war memorials in honour of those Australian servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for our nation,” Mr Piccoli said.

“These memorials have significant heritage value and meaning for their communities, with some commemorating conflicts as far back as the Boer War, which ended in 1902.

“They also represent more than a century of architectural design history in regional New South Wales,” he said.

Interested applicants for the next round of funding are encouraged to monitor the Veterans Affairs website for further information.

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