Upgrades ensure military contributions of Tweed and Coolangatta locals preserved for posterity

Nov 11, 2021 | Media Releases 2021


The Australian Government will provide funding to preserve our wartime heritage as part of more than $800,000 in funding from the Saluting their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.

Senator Davey said the funding for restored plaques, as well as extra seating for Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads recognises the contributions to Australia’s military history by personnel in the Tweed and Coolangatta regions. 

“It seems fitting that we are able to make this commitment on Remembrance Day – a day when we remember the contributions – not only of the first ANZACs – but of all ADF personnel who have followed in their footsteps and upheld the ANZAC spirit over the last 100 years,” Senator Davey said. 

“These upgrades are an important step towards preserving the military legacy of the Tweed region and its residents, so that future generations may remember their duty and sacrifice.”

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Andrew Gee said communities across Australia are proud of their military history, our local veterans who have served our nation and their families who have supported them.

“Our local communities recognise the importance of commemorating and honouring the contribution of our servicemen and women and all that they have done for our nation,” Minister Gee said.

“Whether it be restoring the HMAS Diamantina in Queensland, installing a flagpole in a school’s Anzac memorial garden or helping our local museums display wartime memorabilia, this funding will help ensure that our local communities and our nation never forgets the men and women who have served Australia.  

The next round of STS grants is now open. For more information visit the Community Grants Hub website.