Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (16:42): On Friday night it was a pleasure to be at the Anzac Centenary at the Yallourn Newborough RSL. For their project, the Enlighten Energy in the Park, together with an Unveiling and Light Dedication ceremony, we were ably hosted by the President of the RSL, Troy Hutson and Mrs Hutson and Steve Moy and Mrs Moy. It was marvellous evening for the community to come together around this event that has taken six years to finally fulfil the objectives of placing power and lighting infrastructure into the park.
In a memorable way, they have provided a place of reflection, remembrance and community participation. The project entails a tribute by means of placing lighting and power in the cenotaph park adjacent to the RSL. It includes lighting of the garden area, a unique lighting system over the cenotaph and three in-ground lights shining upward into our magnificent Lone Pine tree. The podium with the dedication plaque. which pays tribute to all service men and women who have served in all conflicts, was also unveiled. A sheltered alcove area has been erected for official engagements. It also acts as a seating area and houses the electricity infrastructure. It is also a dedication wall with a tribute to Sir John Monash.
It was a marvellous evening put on by this organisation, the Yallourn Newborough RSL, who have put in enormous amounts of work not only into their clubrooms but into building their community participation in a town that has suffered the slings and arrows of change, we might say.