Two local war memorials to get a much-needed facelift

TWO LOCAL war memorials are among 13 state-wide that will share in $124,239 in funding for remediation works under Round 1 of the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund, with the successful applicants announced today.
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Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin congratulated Barkers Vale Public School and the Mallanganee Memorial Hall Committee for the hard work they put into preparing their applications.

“Communities throughout my electorate are rightly proud of their military history,” Ms Saffin said.  “I am very pleased that the Barkers Vale District War Memorial and the Mallanganee Memorial Hall will now be able to go ahead with much-needed work to repair and upgrade their memorials.”

Barkers Vale Public School will receive $9,450 for conservation works to the Barkers Vale War memorial, including repairs to the steps and mortar, cleaning of marble tablets and flagpole supports.

Mallanganee Memorial Hall has been allocated $9,979 for conservation works to the hall, including repairs to timberwork, plumbing and fire doors, and the provision of disabled access.

Barkers Vale Public School Principal Danielle Haywood said she was very excited to receive the funding.

“Our school and the wider community commemorate Anzac Day every year, and this grant honours the deep connection we have to the war memorial,” Ms Haywood said.

Mallanganee Memorial Hall Committee Secretary Judithe Lovick said her committee was “delighted” to learn their application had been successful.

“The hall is in great need of repair as it is now 102 years old and this will help us keep it in good shape for future generations,” Ms Lovick said.

Round 2 of the program opens on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2023. For more information, go to

Monday 30 October 2023