The Morrison Liberal Government has approved funding of up to $110,000 to help fund two new memorial cairns for Winchelsea.
The Winchelsea RSL had been seeking the funding for two further memorial cairns to commemorate service men and women in World War Two and other conflicts.
They will be erected in Memorial Park in the town’s centre next to the World War One memorial to which the Australian Government contributed funding as part of the $155,000 beautification project in 2016.
Liberal Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said she looked forward to seeing work on the project start.
“This is a big win for the Winchelsea community and delivers on a 2019 election commitment made by the Morrison Government,” Senator Henderson said.
“The project will see two memorial cairns installed acknowledging Winchelsea service men and women who served in World War II and other conflicts.
“The World War One memorial cairn is really beautiful and has resonated so positively in the community. I know how much this project means to local veterans and their families.
“The Winchelsea RSL has done a magnificent job in developing this memorial.
“I also wish to commend Cr Heather Wellington who has been such a strong advocate for this project.”
Senator Henderson said she was proud that the Morrison Liberal Government has delivered so much for the Winchelsea community including helping deliver the Princes Highway duplication through to Colac, providing $6 million to build a safer Cape Otway Rd and Winchelsea-Deans Marsh intersection and investing in improved mobile and broadband telecommunications.
17 April 2020.