Queensland Remembers Grants Program Commits Over $1.5 Million to ANZACS

The Queensland Remembers Grants Program has pledged more than $1.5 million towards 27 projects aimed at preserving the legacy of the ANZACs and enhancing infrastructure vital to veterans and their families. This initiative reflects Queensland’s deep respect for the sacrifices made by those who have served.

Recipients of the grants include ex-service organisations, community groups, and local councils across Queensland. Among the notable projects receiving funding are the renovation of 11 affordable home units in New Farm for war widows and the construction of a military aviation museum building at Maryborough Airport. The refurbishment of the Innisfail RSL Sub-branch and the installation of commemorative plaques at the Cunnamulla War Memorial Fountain. Additionally, the creation of a 1.5-kilometer interactive walk on Thursday Island will commence construction. Dedicated to the nation’s first World War Two All-Indigenous Australian Army unit.

Communities Minister Leeanne Enoch emphasised Queensland’s status as home to the largest population of veterans in the nation and the government’s unwavering support for veterans, families, and communities, with almost $12 million invested since 2020 in projects aimed at honouring their service.

Assistant Minister and Member for Stafford, Jimmy Sullivan, stressed the importance of initiatives like the Queensland Remembers Grants Program in preserving the memory of past generations’ courage and dedication to Australia.