SUPPORTING BENALLA VETERANS TO THRIVE

Friday, 18 June 2021

The Victorian Government is helping ensure veterans and their families have access to energy efficient, modern and accessible facilities, helping them connect with the community and enjoy civilian life.

Almost 30 projects across Victoria are sharing $800,000 thanks to the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Veterans Capital Works Grant Program.

The grants enable facility upgrades and accessibility improvements, with funding between $5,000 and $50,000 being awarded to 29 organisations across Victoria – including RSL Sub-Branches.

Benalla RSL Sub-Branch has received $22,514 to improve the emergency evacuation access by including ramps and exit lighting to ensure elderly members can evacuate swiftly and safely and to install solar panels to reduce outgoing costs and contribute to the environment.

Other projects being funded include $50,000 for Carry On Victoria to upgrade old heating and cooling units at 31 independent living units it provides to veterans and their families across Victoria.

For more information, including recipients, visit vic.gov.au/veterans-capital-works-grant-program.

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“The Benalla RSL is an important part of the community providing vital support for veterans and their families.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Shaun Leane

“Victoria’s veterans have made enormous sacrifices so all Australians can enjoy safety, freedom and peace, and we are committed to supporting them in return.

“These building projects will help the organisations who provide services to our veteran community continue to operate at their full potential, which has so many benefits for the Victorians they support.”