Construction of the Victorian Timber Workers’ Memorial is underway in Heyfield
State Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, today updated Parliament on the progress of the Victorian Timber Workers’ Memorial being constructed in Heyfield.
Mr Bull said having visited the town regularly over the past few weeks it was pleasing to see the project being advanced and had no doubt it would provide a fitting place of commemoration for those family members and friends of those who lost their lives.
“It is important to acknowledge the great support from within the community and the industry to bring to project to fruition and I was delighted that the previous State Government was able to contribute $65,000.
“Cr Malcolm Hole was also a strong advocate and the support of the Wellington Shire Council was important.
“This project will see the establishment of a permanent memorial for Victorian timber workers who lost their lives working in the industry.
“I look forward to its completion and it will no doubt provide the perfect place for families and friends to visit and reflect,” Mr Bull told the Parliament.