Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott announced the Bob Clarke Memorial will receive NSW Government funding as part of a proud commitment to honour Australia’s servicemen and women.

Malabar’s Bob Clarke Memorial will receive over $6,000 for restoration and cleaning to the cannons, sandstone and bronze elements of the Memorial. 

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said the projects have a significant value to the local community, acting as a reminder of the sacrifice made by the men and woman who answered the call for service.

“It is fitting that as we commemorate the Centenary of Anzac we invest in repairing and looking after local war memorials in honour of those Australian soldiers that have sacrificed so much for our nation,” Mr Elliott said.

The NSW Government has allocated more than $129,000 to fund 26 projects across the state as part of the Community War Memorials Fund.

The Community War Memorials Fund offers grants of up to $10,000 for the protection and conservation of war memorials, including statues, memorial gates, halls and honour rolls 

Mr Notley-Smith welcomed the NSW Government’s commitment to invest in the preservation of the cannons at the Bob Clarke Memorial which date back to 1843.  

“These memorials have significant heritage value and meaning for their communities, with some commemorating conflicts as far back as the Boer War, which ended in 1902,” Mr Notley-Smith said.

The Community War Memorials Fund was set up to fund projects which help protect and conserve existing war memorials across the state.

Interested applicants for the next round of Community War Memorials Fund grants are encouraged to monitor the Veterans Affairs website for further information.

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