Funding for Neville Howse VC rest area

WHILE community members recently took part in Anzac Day activities, NSW deputy premier and member for Oxley Andrew Stoner announced funding of $10,000 to assist preliminary works for the Neville Howse VC Rest Area.

The Rest Area, to be located at the Glenwarrin and Ellenborough Falls Road intersection near Elands, will be dedicated to the memory of Neville Howse VC - Australia's first Victoria Cross recipient.

Having gained a Victoria Cross for his act of valour in the Boer War, Howse again volunteered his services at the outbreak of World War I, where his considerable talents were used to great effect as Director of Medical Services.

"I am pleased to announce this funding for the War Veteran's Remembrance Drive Association to create a special remembrance area in honour of this Australian hero, as part of the Centenary of Anzac Commemorations 2014-2018," said Mr Stoner.

"It is understood this project also intends to further establish a series of visitor rest areas along the route of Remembrance Drive from Wingham to Wauchope."

The Neville Howse VC Rest Area is expected to be opened after an official dedication ceremony in July.

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