WA increases support for Bali bombing site purchase for memorial

The McGowan Government will continue to support the site of the Bali bombings as a location of remembrance, with new funding towards its purchase.

$10,000 will be dedicated towards supporting the Bali Peace Park Association’s bid to buy the Sari Club in Kuta, to build a memorial site to remember the victims of the 2002 Bali Bombings.

It adds to the State Government’s $50,000 it allocated in 2011, taking its total contribution to $60,000.

The association had been campaigning for nearly a decade to purchase the site.

202 people tragically lost their lives including 88 Australians when a bomb was detonated in the popular nightspot.

Premier Mark McGowan said the funding aimed to help recognise those who died senselessly.

“We will continue to honour the 88 Australians, including 16 Western Australians, who lost their lives and believe the Bali Peace Park memorial is an appropriate way to recognise this tragedy,” Mr McGowan said.

“Providing additional funding to support the Bali Peace Park Association in its quest to purchase the Sari Club site is the least the State Government can do.

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said people who died in the bombing would not be forgotten.

“I’m proud to support the work of the Bali Peace Park Association and their plans to build the memorial park, ensuring the people whose lives were lost will continue to be remembered,” she said.

“I look forward to supporting this dedicated community group and seeing their work come to fruition in the years to come.”

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