War memorials in Taree, Wingham and Nabiac will undergo maintenance work in the coming months.
A grant of more than $26,000 from the NSW Government has been allocated to repair and restore the war memorials, recognising the significance of these important monuments to our community.
A grant of $10,000 will contribute toward a 'check-up' for Wingham's iconic vampire jet. Scaffolding will be erected around the jet in October to enable engineers to undertake a detailed assessment of the integrity of the structure. While the scaffold in in place, repair works will be undertaken and the plane will be painted.
"These funds will enable us to ensure the integrity of the memorial is maintained and restoration works are undertaken to this important feature of Wingham's town square," MidCoast Council's Dan Aldridge said.
The Taree War Memorial Clock will also receive funding of $8700 to repair chipped stair tiles and render. "The funding will allow us to re-tile the stairs and the render the walls adjoining the stairs."
New tiles will be selected in keeping with the memorial's style, and will have an improved surface to reduce the slip hazard on the stairs.
"This provides the finishing touch to numerous restoration works undertaken over the last seven years on the War Memorial Clock."
The Nabiac Park War Memorial will receive $7600 to enable stage three restoration works to be undertaken, which involves repairing the lead lettering on the memorial.