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Powell Media Release – Upgrade completed for Peachester Cemetery (25 June 2012)

A beautification project for Peachester Cemeteryhas been completed thanks to joint Queensland Government and Peachester History Committee funding.

 Minister for Housing and Public Works Dr Bruce Flegg said the joint funding of $4200 was used to construct a new archway and repair two grave sites.

 “The Peachester Cemetery plays an important role in the Glass House community with many volunteers assisting the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in maintaining the grounds and gravesites,” Dr Flegg said.

 “This funding was used to repair two pioneer gravesites and to construct an archway leading down to the memorial wall.

 “The memorial wall has plaques in remembrance of local pioneers and war service personnel from the area who are at rest in other cemeteries”.

 Dr Flegg advised Member for Glass House Andrew Powell of the project’s successful completion.

 “Many of the region’s earliest settlers are buried in the Peachester Cemetery, with the first burial dating back to 1905,” Mr Powell said.

 “It’s important that communities promote their unique histories for future generations.

 “That’s why I’m delighted that the Queensland Government was able to contribute funds to this project.”

 In the current round of funding, more than 50 restoration projects across Queensland are benefiting from Community Memorials Restoration Program grants, totalling just over $500,000 in funding.

 

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