Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    State Government allocates additional $10,000 to Bali Peace Park Memorial

    20/11/2019 11:00 AM
     
    • State Government allocates additional $10,000 towards supporting the Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA) purchasing the Sari Club site in Bali
    • BPPA has been campaigning for nearly a decade to purchase the Sari Club in Bali, site of the horrific 2002 Bali bombings where 88 Australians lost their lives
    • BPPA plans to build a memorial park on the site of the Sari Club to honour victims
    • Previous State Government allocated $50,000 with the new total State Government contribution coming to $60,000

    The State Government has re-affirmed its support for the purchase of the Sari Club site in Bali, where 88 Australians tragically lost their lives during the 2002 Bali Bombings.

     

    The Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA) has been campaigning for nearly a decade to purchase the site and plans to build a memorial site in memory of the victims of the 2002 and 2005 Bali bombings.

     

    The previous State Government allocated $50,000 in 2011 and the additional $10,000 takes the State Government's total contribution to $60,000.

     

    In 2002, 202 people tragically lost their lives, including 88 Australians, when a bomb was detonated in the popular Kuta night spot.

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "The 2002 Bali Bombings was an event that will be forever etched in the psyche of our State and our nation.

     

    "We will continue to honour the 88 Australians, including 16 Western Australians, who lost their lives and believe the Bali Peace Park memorial is an appropriate way to recognise this tragedy.

     

    "Providing additional funding to support the Bali Peace Park Association in its quest to Purchase the Sri Club site is the least the State Government can do.

     

    "We recognise the Association's work over the course of nearly a decade to build a memorial park on the site to honour those who so tragically lost their lives, and hope the funding will assist them in their plans."


    Comments attributed to Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski:


    "The West Australians taken from their families and friends on that terrible day cannot be forgotten.

     

    "I'm proud to support the work of the Bali Peace Park Association and their plans to build the memorial park, ensuring the people whose lives were lost will continue to be remembered.

     

    "I look forward to supporting this dedicated community group and seeing their work come to fruition in the years to come."

     

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