Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region, Shaun Leane today announced $15,600 for the Croydon War Memorial as part of the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program.

The grant will fund the restoration of the war memorial by removing damage and lichen, regilding, reinstating missing badges and repairing chipped stone.

The Andrews Labor Government has announced 12 projects totalling $177,634 in this round of the grant program.

The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community.

Quotes attributable to John Eren Minister for Veterans

“We’re restoring and maintaining our proud war time heritage all around Victoria so future generations can continue to honour our service men and women.”

Quotes attributable to Shaun Leane, Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region

“Croydon has many people who have served our country and it is important that we ensure their stories are maintained in a fitting manner”

“Everyone in Maroondah should take the time to visit the Croydon War Memorial to honour the legacy of our local heroes”