The Australian Government will provide $4,850 to the Alton Downs and Combined District Remembrance Committee and $10,000 to Gems Christian Education Limited from the Saluting their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.
Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce said the funding for the Alton Downs and Combined District Remembrance Committee and Gems Christian Education Limited ensures the ongoing recognition of our Australian servicemen and women.
“It’s important that the service and sacrifice of our local veterans is recognised and remembered through these community initiatives. This funding will restore the Alton Downs Cenotaph. It will also construct a memorial garden at Ontrack College in Emerald to honour Indigenous soldiers, stockman, and the Light Horse Brigade,” Mr Boyce said.
“Communities across Flynn are proud of their military history, our local veterans who have served our nation and their families who have supported them.
“Our local communities recognise the importance of commemorating and honouring the contribution of our servicemen and women and all that they have done for our nation.”
For further information on the next round of STS grants visit the Community Grants Hub website.