End to road­side trib­ute

Southern Telegraph - - News -

Main Roads WA has or­dered that a road­side trib­ute to Fre­man­tle foot­baller Hay­den Bal­lan­tyne’s late brother be re­moved.

The me­mo­rial in Waikiki sparked com­plaints from the pub­lic and lo­cal coun­cil that it was too close to a busy road and was dis­tract­ing driv­ers.

Bren­dan Bal­lan­tyne was hit by a car and killed as he walked along En­nis Av­enue on Septem­ber 29.

A bench, palm trees and roses for Bren­dan’s daugh­ters, in­clud­ing his un­born baby, were placed at the spot where he died, but were taken away by his friends and fam­ily af­ter com­plaints.

Main Roads said it would work with the Bal­lan­tyne fam­ily to or­gan­ise a more ap­pro­pri­ate me­mo­rial.

Pic­ture: PerthNow

The me­mo­rial set up for Bren­dan Bal­lan­tyne.

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