Plans to restore the Trangie Soldiers’ Memorial Hall have received a major boost, after Narromine Shire Council received $3000 from the Community War Memorials Fund.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the grant will enable council to gain engineering and heritage advice in order to repair and restore the hall.
“The Trangie Soldiers’ Memorial Hall is a tribute to the men and women who have served our country, so it’s vital we make sure the hall is in a condition worthy of the people and the sacrifices it represents.
“The hall is also a centrepiece of this bustling rural community, hosting not only ANZAC and other commemorative events, but also serving as an important gathering place for people young and old.
“Our region has a proud military history, and I commend the Narromine Shire Council for its efforts to preserve the hall’s presence in the community for generations to come.”
Narromine Shire Mayor Craig Davies welcomed the assistance from the NSW Government.
“The hall is the foundational home for Trangie’s ANZAC Day services and commemorates those who have died in service or action,” Councillor Davies said.
“The hall is one of Trangie’s most prominent and well-loved buildings, and is the centre of the town’s social and community activities.”
Round 2 of the Community War Memorials Fund will open on Remembrance Day, 11 November, 2022 and close on 13 February 2023.
For more information, visit: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/