Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson


    Centenary funds support Kambalda community celebrations

    18/01/2001 10:00 AM

    The people of Kambalda will kick off their Australia Day celebrations with a Big Aussie BBQ in the new Kambalda Memorial Garden.

    The garden, gazebo and arbours will be a place where residents can commemorate lost family or friends.

    Works; Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Rob Johnson said the Kambalda Memorial Garden project had been partly funded with a $20,600 grant from the WA 2001 Community Centenary Project.

    Over 200 communities throughout the State have shared $3.5 million committed by the State Government to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Federation.

    “The WA 2001 Community Centenary Project has benefited a wide range of communities right across our vast state,” Mr Johnson said.

    “The projects, which have a total value of more than $18 million, will enhance the lives of everyone in Western Australia, whether they live in remote communities like Gascoyne Junction, regional centres like Kalgoorlie or the heart of Perth itself.”

    Mr Johnson, who is also the Minister responsible for the Centenary of Federation, said he was delighted that Kambalda was paying tribute to its unique cultural heritage.

    The Big Aussie BBQ gets under way at 9am and the garden will be officially opened at 10.30am. This will be followed with a demonstration of rock drilling and the dedication of a Memorial to Miners.

    Australia Day celebrations, free pool entry and the Rotary merry-go-round are also on offer.

    Media contacts:
    Fran Hodge (Minister’s office) 9215 4800
    Darren Wallace (Project co-ordinator) 9026 6001