Attached is a flyer addressed to all Vietnam veterans alerting them to a Victorian Civil and Administrative Council hearing at which the NVVM will argue against some objections raised by self-important individuals to the construction of a new museum building on our land. The objections are flimsy, to say the least, and negotiations to settle the matters without recourse to VCAT have stalled. Ironic that one of the objectors is the very same person who sold us the land knowing full well what was planned for it.

We have spent $1M on achieving the DA which is extremely comprehensive, has the unanimous support of the Bass Coast Council who issued the DA, and is regarded by a town planner as the most comprehensive DA he has seen. It meets all of the extant regulations and legislation. The objectors pay nothing, we cop the bills for legal representation at VCAT!

The legal costs to defend our case at VCAT cannot be met by any form of grant nor from other grants and donations received which are tied to specific projects, hence our appeal to all Vietnam veterans to join the fight for their museum.

A significant number of your readers are Vietnam veterans, and I am seeking your support for our call by placing this flywer3 in your newsletter for the attention of your Vietnam veteran readers, and of course, we would welcome donations from any of our readers irrespective of their service.

I would be grateful if you would support the call by agreeing to publish the flyer.


Bob Elworthy AM

M: 0402106262


Calling all Vietnam Veterans: 

 Your Museum Needs Your Help 

At a cost of over $1M, your museum now has Development Approval for the new museum building. However, the DA is being challenged by residents who do not want to see the new museum on our land.

So, now we must fight the objections at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

At a cost of around $140K!

Vietnam Veterans Have Never Walked Away From a Fight, 

So we are appealing to all Vietnam Veterans (and friends) to donate $10 (more if you can afford it) to a fighting fund.

Every cent raised will go towards the legal costs of fighting the objections.

Donations are tax-deductible and can be made by direct debit until the end of March to the museum as follows:

National Vietnam Veterans Museum Trading Account

Bendigo Bank BSB: 633 000  Account: 149 738 577

Identify the donation as “VCAT FUND” along with your name.

For other donation options please contact the museum Tele:03 5956 6400

Authorized by R W Elworthy AM, NVVM Secretary M: 0402106262

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  • Ric Frawley February 7, 2023   Reply →

    I shall share this by both email and social media.

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