Stirling RSL clubs to receive funding boost amid increased crowds at Anzac services

Scarborough RSL secretary Malcolm Till.
Scarborough RSL secretary Malcolm Till.

CITY of Stirling Returned and Services League (RSL) clubs will receive a funding boost for “ever increasing audiences” at Anzac Day Ceremonies.

The funding will be increased from $1500 to $2000 a year.

Councillor Terry Tyzack presented an alternative recommendation to increase annual funding for all RSL clubs in the 2016-17 budget.

Cr Tyzack said many RSL clubs were unable to cope with the extra parking and signage required for more people.

“To RSL clubs, even $500 is a significant amount of money,” he said.

“There is an ever increasing attendance at Anzac Day ceremonies each year.”

Councillors supported Cr Elizabeth Re’s motion to install a new memorial plaque in Stirling Civic Gardens to commemorate RSL clubs within the City.

Council officers estimated the new plaque would cost $2000.