War memo­rial idea for Baldivis

Southern Telegraph - - NEWS -

A pro­posal for a War Memo­rial to be built in Baldivis is mov­ing for­ward af­ter City of Rock­ing­ham coun­cil­lors voted to ac­cept the con­cept and un­der­take com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion for the project.

The City re­ceived a re­quest for the memo­rial from res­i­dent Jes­sica Ab­bott, who called for the memo­rial in Set­tlers Town Square, Baldivis and to re­name Set­tlers Town Reserve to Re­mem­brance Park Baldivis.

In their re­port to coun­cil, City of­fi­cers said a pro­jected sig­nif­i­cant growth of the pop­u­la­tion of Baldivis is ex­pected, and that the pro­vi­sion of a lo­cal small memo­rial would “aim to recog­nise those who have served and are cur­rently serv­ing in the Aus­tralian Armed Forces”.

City of­fi­cers said they had iden­ti­fied that there was a war memo­rial near the cor­ner of Safety Bay Road and Old Man­durah Road, Baldivis, but it was in a “very di­lap­i­dated state”.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion process will gather more in­for­ma­tion about the his­tory of this memo­rial and the process re­quired to de­com­mis­sion it, if it is deemed ap­pro­pri­ate.

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