Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet today announced the historical Beecroft War Memorial Cenotaph would be restored to its former glory following an investment by the NSW Government.
The Cenotaph, unveiled on Remembrance Day in 1928, will be restored thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Community War Memorial Fund.
This will fund vital restoration works to ensure the 91-year-old memorial will be preserved for the future ensuring it remains part of the community for many years to come.
“The Cenotaph is an important reminder of our local history and lists the names of local service men and women from the Beecroft-Cheltenham district who fought in both World Wars,” Mr Perrottet said.
“Everyone who lives in the area would have a fond memory of attending the local Anzac Day ceremony at the memorial and this funding means future generations will be able to continue that tradition for many years to come.”
Minister for Veterans John Sidoti said the Beecroft War Memorial Cenotaph is one of 20 projects across the State to receive funding from the NSW Government to repair, protect and preserve community war memorials.
“These war memorials have significant heritage value as places that embody our respect for those who have served Australia.” Mr Sidoti said.
“It is important that we protect our war memorial heritage so that future generations can understand the enormous loss that New South Wales communities have experienced as a consequence of military operations.”
The grants awarded range from $1,000 to $10,000 and are helping to cover costs such as professional condition assessments of war memorials and the repair of damaged monuments.
For more information please visit: www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/