On Saturday Mayor Councillor Neville Kschenka joined long-time Grong Grong residents Mr Ken Limerick, Jean Choy and Bruce Gawne to officially unveil the Grong Grong Historical Signs.
The event was a great success, with over 30 residents of Grong Grong and Narrandera turning out to inspect the 25 new signs installed at key locations throughout the village. The opportunity was also taken during proceedings to present the 2021 Senior Sports Award to the winner Brian Gawne for his achievements in sport.
The impressive signs were created through the Rural Assistance Program, where Council representatives worked with community members to identify suitable community projects. The program’s aim of employing locals and delivering projects directly supports those in our community who have been most impacted by the drought.
Each sign details information about a specific site of historical significance in Grong Grong, with all sites also identified on the master sign and map located in the Grong Grong Park. The master sign also features a community noticeboard for residents to display and share information.
Members of the Grong Grong project included Adam Conway of Conway Constructions, who constructed the sign frames and posts, together with Terry Cassidy, Kerryn Cassidy and Nicole Ivanoff, who carried out research on the historical sites.
This project was funded through the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme Extension, under the Rural Assistance Program project.