Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

COLEMAN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NEW PENSHURST MEMORIAL

Federal Member for Banks, David Coleman MP, has announced that a new memorial will be built at Penshurst RSL to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, due to funding from the Australian Government.

Penshurst RSL Sub-branch will receive $29,500 under the Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants programme.

“The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians. The First World War helped define us as a people and as a nation,” Mr Coleman said. 

“I am very pleased that we have been able to secure funds for the Penshurst RSL Sub-branch to build a new memorial at the Penshurst RSL club.

“This memorial will not only add to the commemorations of the Centenary of Anzac next year, but be a focal point of our community’s commemorations for years to come”.

The memorial will feature an eternal flame, bronze sculptures of Australian and New Zealand soldiers, the flags and insignia badges of both nations and the etched words, “Anzac, 100 Years, 1915 – 2015”.

The President of the Penshurst RSL Sub-branch, Mr John Hoban, said that the branch was pleased to have received the funding.

“As we commemorate the Centenary of Anzac next year, it is fitting that we will have a new local memorial to commemorate the sacrifice of our veterans,” Mr Hoban said.