The South Australian government with advice from the Veterans Advisory Council has identified the following initiatives for the Centenary of Anzac.
The Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk was officially opened by His Excellency the Hon Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, on Saturday 23 April 2016. Rat of Tobruk veteran Mr Bill Corey cut the ribbon flanked by His Excellency and the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP.
Over 200 guests and an estimated 500 members of the public attended the opening staged in front of the black granite area of the Memorial Walk. The symbolic cutting of the ribbon saw the curtain raised on the interpretive artwork etched into the granite panels commemorating a century of service.
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Anzac Day Commemoration Fund
The Anzac Day Commemoration Fund was established under the Anzac Day Act 2005. The fund is administered by the Anzac Day Commemoration Council.
Increased funding to $350,000 annually until 30 June 2018 aims to:
- restore and protect war memorials across South Australia
- raise community awareness of the Centenary of Anzac
- contribute to a state-wide program of diverse, inclusive and educative Centenary of Anzac projects and activities
- encourage community participation and engagement
- promote social, cultural and economic benefit to the community
For details of the Anzac Day Commemoration Fund and Council including how to apply click here.
Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit
The Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit (ACCU) has been established to work with South Australian agencies, the Commonwealth Government, ex-service organisations, community groups and schools to ensure that a program of commemorative activities is undertaken and delivered, and that a lasting legacy is created for the benefit of all South Australians.
A $10,000 Flags Fund has been established to ensure that ex-service organisations are able to replace or install national flags, state flags of military ensigns for the Centenary of Anzac.
For more information about these initiatives contact Veterans SA via email email@example.com or phone 08 8226 8543.