18 Nov 2019 News

Warrandyte cenotaph to be restored following State Government cash injection

Story Credit: Kiel Egging, Manningham Leader

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Warrandyte RSL sub-branch secretary Delwyn Caulfield and Eastern Metropolitan state Labor MP Sonja Terpstra at the Warrandyte Cenotaph. Picture: Rob Leeson.

Warrandyte RSL sub-branch will repair the town’s cenotaph, built in the 1930s, allowing future generations to pay their respects to servicemen and women.

A Warrandyte landmark is getting restored to ensure it remains the town’s focal point for future generations.

The State Government has committed $4980 to repair the cenotaph at the Warrandyte RSL sub-branch.

The money will allow the sub-branch to repair damaged mortar, stonework and name plates.

It is one of 84 projects that will share in $1.4 million of cash boost to support the state’s veterans.

Secretary Del Caulfield said the cenotaph, built in the 1930s, was integral to the town and a focus of Warrandyte.

“You can see it from every direction, it means so much to the community and needs to be preserved,” she said.

Eastern Metropolitan Region state Labor MP Sonja Terpstra said the money was “a wonderful thing” for the sub-branch and its passionate volunteers.

“This funding is a wonderful thing for Warrandyte RSL sub-branch which does amazing work supporting our veterans – they deserve an extra helping hand,” she said.

“We must never forget the service of our veterans – they are the reason we enjoy the freedoms we do today.”