Broome and Geraldton get ANZAC Centenary grants

ANZAC funding in the electorate of Durack has again been boosted with the announcement of two further projects that have been successful in attracting ANZAC centenary grant funding.

The grants program is a key element of the Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary program through which funding of up to $125 000 shall be allocated to successful applicants in Durack, which extends from the Kimberley to the northern Wheatbelt.

Melissa Price, Federal Member for Durack said that she was pleased that applicants in the regional hubs of Broome and Geraldton had met with success.

“We have already secured funding for projects in Carnamah, Mt Magnet, Mullewa, Koorda, Meckering, Mukinbudin and Wongan Hills amounting to more than $36 000,” Ms Price said.

“The new funding for Broome and Geraldton takes the total to date for Durack to more than $50 000.”

  • Broome: a new memorial wall in Bedford Park shall be installed to recognize the centenary of ANZAC campaign with the Shire of Broome securing $10 000 for the initiative.
  • Geraldton: three honour rolls will be framed and the 1918 Victoria District honour roll will be reprinted, with the Geraldton RSL Sub-branch securing $5 500 for the works.

“I hope to be able to see all of the ANZAC projects in various stages of development or completion as I travel throughout the electorate next year,” Ms Price said.

“Next year, 2015, is very special in Australia’s history, and the communities in Durack are truly embracing the opportunity to plan special ANZAC events, to remember, to commemorate and to pass on the knowledge and tradition to the younger generations.  They should be very proud,” Ms Price said.