Find out how the Karoonda district will benefit from funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program

District council of Karoonda East Murray chief executive officer Matthew Morgan with Member for Barker Tony Pasin at the Karoonda War memorial. Photo: Supplied.
District council of Karoonda East Murray chief executive officer Matthew Morgan with Member for Barker Tony Pasin at the Karoonda War memorial. Photo: Supplied.

The district council of Karoonda East Murray has received $4000 in Federal Government funding to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the First World War.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin commended the council for securing the funds.

Mr Pasin said the council would use the funding to install two commemorative park benches.

“This project will be a fitting tribute to appropriately acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago,” Mr Pasin said.

The district council of Karoonda East Murray is one of many successful applicants across the nation to receive funding for community projects which commemorated Australia’s wartime history and the 100th anniversary of the armistice.

“Commemorating this important date in our history is a true testament to the success of the Anzac Centenary 2014 – 18 and I have no doubt that this project will create a lasting legacy of remembrance,” Mr Pasin said.

“These grants have been designed to deliver local projects and activities to communities like our to commemorate Australia’s role in the First World War and pay tribute to service men and women and the Armistice Centenary.”