Council facilities unable to host ANZAC Day commemorations

26/03/2020
Hilltops Council regret that, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, they are unable to facilitate the utilisation of Council facilities including the Young Town Hall for ANZAC Day commemorations.
 
 
Council recognise the intention of the innovative idea of RSL Sub-Branch President John Walker to commemorate the occasion and are saddened that the idea will not come to fruition.  
 
“I am extremely disappointed that we cannot proceed with this idea however I do understand the seriousness of the current situation and its escalation and respect the decision based on protecting our community. I will explore every opportunity to commemorate the great sacrifice of our ANZAC’s and will work closely with all authorities regarding any options available.” Said Young RSL Sub-Branch President John Walker.
 
Hilltops Council General Manager Anthony O’Reilly shared a similar sentiment “ANZAC Day is a commemoration very close to my heart and while I am disappointed that the day will look quite different this year, I cannot allow our community to be put at risk. We must follow the direction of the Australian Government and regrettably that means not encouraging people to congregate in our main streets, even if it is for a worthy cause.” He said.