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Liberal Nationals commit to Sassafras RSL

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will contribute $35,000 towards the upgrade of facilities at Sassafras RSL.

This upgrade will build upon previous improvements which have brought focus on the poor state of the remaining facilities. The current state of the pergola area is run-down and needs replacement and the works on the toilets need to be completed.

The proposal also includes a built-in BBQ area, which is a much sought-after facility from younger members and their families and a new reflection area will be also built into the RSL, incorporating a ‘Garden of Reflection’ to commemorate the Centenary of the end of WW1.

Over the last four years, Sassafras RSL have tried their hardest to make the clubrooms a more attractive meeting place for local members and their families and only a Liberal Nationals Government will be committed to supporting those who have fought for us.


Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Veterans, Danny O’Brien:

“The Dandenong Ranges RSL Sub-Branch has limited resources and revenue and this investment into a community asset will provide a great sense of respect and commemoration for our veterans.

“John Schurink has been a passionate advocate for this project and a Liberal Nationals Government will continue to support proactive RSL’s with investments that benefit them and the wider community.”


Comments attributable to Liberal Candidate for Monbulk, John Schurink:

“Local RSL’s are the lifeblood of our communities.

“The local community have given an enormous amount of time to achieve this outcome, and I am thrilled that they have been rewarded with this funding commitment.

“When I’m out in the community I continually hear from locals that the Sassafras RSL needs these vital upgrades and now I can say a Liberal Nationals Government will deliver it.”

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