Work will soon begin on constructing an all-abilities access ramp at the Burleigh Heads RSL Memorial Hall, as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to support ex-service organisations maintain important community connections.
Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP said she was proud to support the Burleigh Heads RSL Sub-Branch with a grant of $49,650 under the Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program.
“The V&CG program is an important part of the Coalition’s commitment to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community,” Mrs Andrews said.
“The program is designed to enhance health and wellbeing, as well as increase opportunities for members to engage in social and community activities.
“I am extraordinarily proud of the history of service in McPherson and this project is a wonderful way for us to ensure all those who have served can access the Memorial Hall.”
Burleigh Heads RSL Sub-Branch President George Karsai welcomed the funding on the eve of Anzac Day.
“This project is vital to ensuring all veterans, their family and friends, can enter our hall with respect and dignity,” Mr Karsai said. “Community groups who utilise the hall will also benefit.”
“We are extremely grateful to Karen for her ongoing support to our sub-branch and its patrons.”
The Currumbin-Palm Beach RSL Sub-Branch has also received grant funding ahead of Anzac Day, including $20,000 under the Supporting Younger Veterans grants program and $10,000 under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants program.