City of Perth commits $82,000 to Anzac Day commemorations

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CITY of Perth will contribute more than $82,000 to Anzac Day commemorations this year.

Council in December approved the $65,806 for activities and $16,860 for promotional support for the April 25 event, with a unanimous vote.

Funding will be paid to the Returned and Services League of Australia WA Branch (RSLWA), which runs the commemorations and will this year include the Dawn Service in Kings Park, the Anzac Day March and Commemoration Service at Langley Park, and the Gunfire Breakfast at Government House.

Deputy Lord Mayor Jemma Green said the donation was important in continuing the strong relationship between the City and RSLWA.

“Anzac Day is a hugely significant day for Australia, and we are proud to continue the support of these events for the community,” she said.

“The freedom and prosperity we take for granted in 2017 is the life work of our soldiers past and present, and it’s important we maintain our tradition of commemoration.”

It was estimated about 45,000 people attended the Kings Park Dawn Service in 2017.