A re-elected Morrison Government will provide an additional $800,000 in funding to help the Jurien Bay RSL build a new memorial and community centre.
Formed in 2008, the Jurien Bay RSL has never had a home for its members to meet, with backyards and pubs unofficial meeting places for veterans and their families to get the support they need.
Liberal Member for Durack, Melissa Price said she was committed to supporting the Jurien Bay RSL to have their own local headquarters, with the Coalition Government having already delivered on the $1.2 million commitment it made to the project ahead of the 2019 election.
“I am as determined as ever to see the Jurien Bay RSL get the home it deserves,” Minister Price said.
“The Morrison Government continues to support projects like this across Durack to deliver investments in regional areas and help strengthen local connections in the community.
“Unfortunately, construction of the new memorial and community centre was delayed due to the global supply chain issues and material shortages brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With rising costs, the Jurien Bay RSL now needs further funding so they can build this very important community facility and the Morrison Government wants to help.”
Jurien Bay RSL President Wayne Gibson said the additional funding commitment was marvellous news for the entire region.
“Securing this additional funding means we can finally build a permanent home for our members to meet,” Mr Gibson said.
“It also means we can start our own local museum, displaying equipment and artefacts that showcase the proud heritage and contribution of the Australian Defence Force.
“Some of this collection is currently stored in sheds and garages around town, so we want to dust these items off and put them on display for everyone in the region to enjoy.”
Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver investments like this for Durack as part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.