Museum manager Terri Beckhouse shows Luke Hartsuyker MP and Senator Michael Ronaldson the First World War honour board under restoration.
Museum manager Terri Beckhouse shows Luke Hartsuyker MP and Senator Michael Ronaldson the First World War honour board under restoration.

Hartsuyker and Senator award grant to museum Anzac project

THE NATIONALS Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, has announced $1,484 has been made available to restore the First World War honour boards and build a display cabinet for medals at Coffs Harbour Regional Museum.

Mr Hartsuyker visited the museum with Senator Michael Ronaldson to view the honour board and discuss other possibilities for funding under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.

"The grants enable communities to support commemorations at the local level by giving opportunity to secure funding for projects that preserve the stories and memory of local servicemen and women for generations to come," Mr Hartsuyker said.

Projects being undertaken by community and ex-service groups in Cowper include building a new granite cenotaph at Wooli, restoration of Bowraville's War Memorial and surrounds and the World War 1 Poppy Project.

"Across the country $125,000 has been made available to each Federal electorate for community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programs," Mr Hartsuyker added.

"I'm very pleased Senator Ronaldson is able to visit Cowper and can view some of the projects."

More information on the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au



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