CENOTAPH OFF TO NEW HOME
THE Thuringowa Cenotaph is set to move to a new site at Riverway, providing more space and better public access for Anzac Day and commemorative events.
Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development committee has backed a report recommending the move after the former Thuringowa council site, near where the cenotaph is now located, was sold earlier this year.
Committee chair Cr Colleen Doyle said the new site at Pioneer Park would be centrally located between Tony Ireland Stadium and the Riverway Arts Centre to offer more room and convenience for Anzac Day services and marches.
“Council has worked closely with the RSL and other community groups … to ensure the relocation and the site has the broad support of everyone involved,” she said.
Thuringowa RSL president Jim Langham ( pictured) said the group was happy with the new location.
“We get 2000 to 3000 people coming out for morning and dawn service and Pioneer Park will have more than enough space,” he said.
The committee’s recommendation will go to a full council meeting on August 29.