Whitlam MP Stephen Jones has today provided the Dapto RSL Club with a cheque for $10,000 to help them to upgrade their memorial hall by replacing the existing roof.


Stephen Jones said that the upgrade, which will benefit many local community groups, couldn’t come soon enough.

“The Dapto RSL President Robert Winston tells me that during heavy rainfall the roof leaks badly and this is obviously something that we need to get on top of.

“This Stronger Communities cheque won’t just benefit the club itself. Local community organisations  including Dapto Red Cross, Dapto View Club, Dapto Craft Ladies and the Illawarra Pipe Band use these facilities. 

“The hall is also used for refreshments after the ANZAC and other marches, Dawn Ceremony, AHS Centaur Memorial Service and the Lockheed Bomber Memorial Service.

“The Dapto RSL Club does a tremendous job as a support organisation for men and women who have served or are serving their nation in the Defence Force. It is also a social hub used by many community groups, so this upgrade is a great result for the area.”