Jul 18

Anzac funds for Pope’s Hill

AN interpretive site at Pope’s Hill east of Mukinbudin is one of four projects in the Durack federal electorate to receive Anzac Centenary Grants funding.

The interpretive site is to be constructed on the site of the former Pope’s Hill Railway Station on the extension of the rail line to Lake Brown which opened in 1923.

It will commemorate the district’s links to World War I and the soldier settlement scheme near Lake Brown that established farming in the area in the 1920s.

The other projects to receive funding are at Koorda, Meckering and Mount Magnet.

At Koorda Primary School an Anzac memorial will be built on the school grounds with the school’s Parents and Citizens association managing the project, at Meckering the war memorial will be upgraded and get a second flagpole and at Mount Magnet Anzac Memorial Park will be upgraded.

Durack MP Melissa Price said she was pleased with the initial allocations under the grants program.

“The value of early successes for projects in Mt Magnet, Koorda, Mecker ing and Mukinbu din amounts to more than $20,000, and will commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in World War I,” she said.