13/08/2013 - 15:13

Wesfarmers donates $1.5m for ANZAC Centre

13/08/2013 - 15:13

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Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder.

Diversified conglomerate Wesfarmers has announced it will pitch in to help construct the proposed ANZAC Interpretive Centre in Albany.

Wesfarmers said today it would partner with state and federal governments, as well as the City of Albany and the RSL to support the construction of the centre.

Managing director Richard Goyder said the company was proud to be able to do its part by contributing $1.5 million.

The centre will be located on Albany’s Mount Delaide, and recreate the view of the ANZAC convoy at anchor in 2014.

Wesfarmers’ contribution will fund a 500 metre public walkway from the centre to the summit of Mt Adelaide.

“This is an especially appropriate contribution as we approach our own Wesfarmers centenary in 2014,” Mr Goyder said in a statement.

“We have given a lot of thought to how we should celebrate our centenary and one of the best ways is to support important projects which connect us with our past but deliver enduring benefits to current and future generations.

“The ANZAC Centre at Albany is one of those.”

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