Pemberton’s Return Services League branch will have the opportunity to properly display its war-time heritage to the town when it moves into its new home next year. The branch is set to receive a $10,000 grant from the Federal Government to install cabinets in its conference room to display its war-time memorabilia when the branch moves into the new Pemberton collocation building in May 2022. The nearly $3 million dollar multi-purpose facility will house a number of community groups and organisations, including the Pemberton RSL, public library, Community Resource Centre, Arts Group, History and Heritage Group, Chamber of Commerce, a day care and the Visitor Centre. Pemberton RSL sub-branch president Robert Hammond said the new funding was a welcome announcement for the group. “Everybody’s always looking for funds,” he said. “Of course in the past we’ve always had things on display, but we didn’t have the cabinetry and stuff or our own sort of room. “(It’s all) been 10 years in the making.” Sub-branch vice-president Warren South said the funding and new home in the collocation building would be vital for the sub-branch. “We need it to keep the RSL identity going,” he said. “We certainly need an area where we can display all our goods and people have volunteered to lend stuff to us that we can display, we’re going to need a place to do all that, a secure place, and I think this new building will do that.” O’Connor MHR Rick Wilson said he hoped the funding would ensure the ongoing recognition of Pemberton’s servicemen and women. “It’s important that the service and sacrifice of Australia’s veterans are recognised and remembered, and I congratulate the Pemberton RSL sub-branch on their initiative in applying for this grant,” he said.