Milperra was established in 1917 as a solider settlement for troops who had returned from Gallipoli and the Western Front.
This year marks the 100 years since the end of World War I. To mark this occasion Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP is funding the upgrade of World War I memorials in our local area.
This includes the establishment of signage on Henry Lawson Drive to remind visitors to Milperra and people driving past of the important history of Milperra.
Mr Clare said that he and the City of Canterbury Bankstown prepared two options for the local community to consider before installing it - hopefully in time for Remembrance Day later this year.
“I wrote to all Milperra residents and asked them to pick which sign they liked the best. It’s been wonderful to hear back from so many local community members about this signage,” Mr Clare said.
“Ninety-two percent of residents have been in favour of the design with the silhouette of the WWI digger.
There has always been a rich sense of community pride in Milperra, last year Mr Clare held a special community event at Newland Reserve to celebrate the Centenary of Milperra, and produced a booklet on the history of Milperra.
This signage project was identified as part of the Milperra Centenary.
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