17 April, 2023

Revised Anzac Day model

Moreton Bay Regional Council has approved new three-year Community Operational Support Grants under Council’s Community Grants Policy to support organisations with the costs associated with holding Anzac Day services.

Revised Anzac Day model - feature photo

More than $72,000 in funding has been committed to multiple groups across the region to deliver their public service and marches.

Mayor Peter Flannery said this would offer better support for volunteer organisations that organise these commemorative events, and provides certainty of funding for the next three years.

“Anzac Day services throughout Moreton Bay region are an important way for our communities to acknowledge the significant contributions and sacrifices of past and present servicemen and servicewomen and their families,” he said.

“As Mayor and a former Soldier, I am incredibly proud that Council will ensure our local community associations who hold ANZAC services will have adequate financial and logistical support.”

Across the Moreton Bay region, services will be held by local RSL sub-branches and community organisations to mark Anzac Day on Tuesday April 25.

“On Anzac Day, we pause to remember the countless sacrifices which have been made, and continue to be made, by our service personnel,” Cr Flannery said.

“We are privileged to live lives of freedom and opportunity here in Moreton Bay and Australia more broadly. It is their sacrifices which have granted us these privileges.

“I encourage every resident to go down to their local service and join the community in reflecting on the true meaning of Anzac Day.”

Anzac Day services will be held at Beachmere, Bray Park-Strathpine, Bribie Island, Burpengary, Caboolture, Dayboro, Deception Bay, Kallangur, Mt Mee, Redcliffe, Samford, Toorbul, Wamuran, Woodford and Woody Point.

View a comprehensive list of service start times and local road closures via Council’s website.


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