100 years of Anzac in Moonee Valley commemorated

Friday, 30 November 2018

Moonee Valley City Council has recognised the significant work undertaken by the Centenary of Anzac Community Coordinating Committee in putting together memorial dedications and events over the past four years of celebration for the century of Anzac in Moonee Valley.

Their tireless efforts have been highlighted in our Anzac Centenary commemoration in Moonee Valley booklet, which was launched at the Remembrance Day event at Queens Park on Sunday, 11 November where we marked 100 years since the Armistice signing.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said the many events held across Moonee Valley have helped shape the anniversary.

“Throughout the centenary, committee members passionately worked together to honour this important milestone,” Cr Sharpe said.

“These activities have allowed us to pay tribute to Moonee Valley’s significant wartime contribution and these are recognised in the booklet.”

Community organisations and individuals who volunteered their time on the committee successfully applied for grants and delivered on more than 18 projects during the period, including the Anzac Memorial Wall, the planting of the Lone Pine Trees, the 58th Battalion monument and the ‘Sandy’ warhorse memorial.

Acting Chair of the committee Cr Jim Cusack said committee members were immensely proud of their achievements and have forged strong community networks through positive collaboration during this time.

“The passion that the committee has brought to coordinating centenary events and marking this important moment in history needs to be acknowledged. It is a fine example of Council and the community working together,” Cr Cusack said.

The booklet is available in hard copy at our libraries or can be downloaded at mvcc.vic.gov.au/anzac

Contact for journalists:
Sarah Schwager, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 8813; Mobile 0447 517 177; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM