Work to conserve both Berrima’s Remembrance Grove and the Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall will commence thanks to a funding injection from the NSW Government’s $125,000 Community War Memorial Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman welcomed the investment in the two local landmarks.

“Our region has a proud military history and I’m thrilled to see locals actively working to conserve sites that recognise this service and sacrifice,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Both the Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall and Berrima Remembrance Grove hold special significance to our communities so I am pleased to see this investment.

The projects each received funding of $10,000 with the aim to conserve, repair and protect the war memorials.

Berrima Residents Association President, Eric Savage, thanked the NSW Government for supporting the long term project.

“This funding will contribute to the preparation of a comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for the Berrima Remembrance Grove that will guide the development of this 9 hectare site for the next 20 years.

“A call will now go out to the community for heritage, horticultural, landscape and management specialists to join an Expert Committee which will oversee the implementation of the Plan into the future” Mr Savage added.

Applications for the second round of the Community War Memorial Fund will open on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2021. A further $125,000 of funding will be available.

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