The NSW Government has awarded $60,000 in NSW Government funding to Hawkesbury City Council to upgrade the Windsor Krupp 75mm Gun at the Windsor Memorial Park Gates.
Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet said he was delighted Council secured funding in the inaugural War Memorials Grants Program.
“I’m very proud our community has received a grant to honour the bravery and sacrifice show by so many and ensure their local legacy is maintained.
“This money will ensure the gun is structurally sound, stabilise all corrosion and present a gun with a new paint system and authentic reproduction wheels.
“The Windsor Memorial Park Gates is a fitting monument to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and this grant will ensure it can be properly maintained.”
Minister for Justice Troy Grant said the NSW Nationals & Liberals Government is committed to preserving and displaying local military history for future generations.
“The NSW Government is proud to help local organisations invest in wartime history, especially when it is at risk of being lost due to disrepair or vandalism,” Mr Grant said.
Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said it was especially important during the Centenary of the Anzac to invest in local war memorials which honour the men and women who have served our country.
“Repairing and looking after local war memorials is a vital part of honouring those Australian servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for our nation and it is also another way of reaching out to a new generation,” Mr Elliott said.
The $1 million competitive War Memorial Grants Program was administered by Liquor & Gaming NSW in consultatio