Minister for the Environment and Federal Member for Flinders, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP visited the RPP FM studios on Friday to present the local radio station with an ANZAC Centenary grant.
Heather Miles, RPP FM presenter of Mornings with Heather Mc invited Minister Hunt on her radio program to discuss how the $5,000 grant will provide funds for RPP FM to create signage with QR Codes at local monument sites through an audio visual presentation.
QR codes can be captured with a smartphone that provide the user with details and the historical significance of local monuments and their connection with WW1.
The military importance of Point Nepean where the ‘First Shot’ was fired, signalling the start of The Great War will be included on QR code list among other monuments.
Minister Hunt said, “Let’s not make history static, let’s use technology and QR codes to bring history back to life for future generations.”
“This grant will enable us to tell the story of the ANZAC legend and honour the number of retired military members in our community still living and those who have fallen,” the Minister added.
Station Manager, Brendon Telfer said he was excited to be involved in this project as part of the ANZAC Centenary and is honoured to receive the grant. RPP FM will draw on the radio station’s expertise to get the project up and running.
Minister Hunt thanked Mr Telfer and Mr Brodie Goozee for coming up with the innovative idea that links directly to the Peninsula and reaffirms the stations continued interest and involvement in local communities.
The QR code project will be rolled out in the new year.
RPP FM – Your Voice on the Peninsula
Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi
Pictured: RPP FM presenter Heather Miles interviewing The Hon. Greg Hunt in Studio 1 and Station Manager, Brendon Telfer proudly receiving the ANZAC Centenary Grant from Minister Hunt.