- Thursday 19 March 2015
The Kenilworth community will commemorate Anzac Day 2015 at a new memorial being constructed by Sunshine Coast Council on Maleny-Kenilworth Road.
Construction started in early March and the project is slated for completion before Anzac Day in just over a month’s time.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the memorial was important to Kenilworth veterans and the wider community.
“This memorial will be a fantastic, much-needed addition to the Kenilworth area,” Cr Rogerson said.
“It includes three new flagpoles, a memorial wall, memorial plaques and service emblems, power and lighting, and surrounding landscaping.
“Construction is underway near the Peter Dobson car park on the Maleny-Kenilworth Road and we’re aiming to finish the work well before Anzac Day so the Kenilworth community can use it for their commemorations.”
Cr Rogerson said the $80,000 project was funded through Council’s Division 10 Councillor Emergent Capital Works allocation.
“I made a commitment to provide funding for this project and it’s being delivered by Council after much frustration from the community and me following unsuccessful funding applications from other levels of government,” he said.
“This memorial is so important to honour our fallen soldiers, and also to demonstrate to the people of Kenilworth that they are an integral part of Division 10 and the wider Sunshine Coast community.”
The Kenilworth War Memorial is one of two memorials being constructed by Council – the Nambour Heroes Walk, funded through Council’s Capital Works Program, is also due to be completed before Anzac Day.