The Bogan Gate War Memorial will be improved thanks to a grant from the NSW Government, announced by former Deputy Premier Troy Grant.
A grant of $6,332 will be provided to Bogan Gate Community Memorial Hall Incorporated to carry out important maintenance work.
“Having attended an Anzac Day Dawn Service at Bogan Gate with the Trundle Troopers, I know how important this memorial is to the local community,” Mr Grant said.
“Country people have a proud tradition of supporting and serving in our defence forces. That tradition continues to this day, with young men and women from regional communities still going above and beyond in their service of our state and nation.
“The Bogan Gate memorial is a fitting monument to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and this grant will ensure it can be properly maintained,” Mr Grant said.
Nationals candidate for Orange, Scott Barrett, said the upgrade recognised the commitment of the Bogan Gate community to the memorial.
“The local community takes a great deal of pride in the memorial,” Mr Barrett said.
“It was the community’s application that led to this funding, and I’m delighted that their commitment has been recognised by the government.”
This grant will allow for the removal of lichen growing on the roof, which is damaging the sandstone.
It will also go towards the replacement of the hall’s guttering and downpipes, repairs to its windows, and improvements to its amenities.