The Terrigal Wamberal RSL Sub-Branch has been approached by the Salvation Army to manage the relocation of a historical war memorial structure from their Woodport property, to enable further building development there, commencing in July.
The Memorial was constructed in 1923 and was dedicated to service personnel from Terrigal, Erina, Wamberal and Matcham, who died in conflict during WW1.
The original location was at the intersection of The Entrance Rd and Terrigal Dve, Erina.
To facilitate the reconstruction of the intersection in 1985, the Memorial was moved to its current location at Woodport.
The Sub-Branch is working cooperatively with Central Coast Council and others to find a suitable site for the relocation.
The new location needs to be on public land and easily accessible to the general public to view and pay their respects.
The Sub-Branch is negotiating with Council on a preferred location and a refurbishment of the Memorial structure that will comply with heritage legislation.
“Once the necessary approvals are received, we plan to have the Memorial in place and ready for re-dedication to coincide with the centenary of the Armistice signing on November 11,” the Sub Branches’, Mr Terry Saxby, said.
“We are receiving considerable assistance with architectural plans and engineering certification, however, funding will be needed from government and other sources to complete this project,” he added.
Media Release, Jan 23
Terry Saxby, Terrigal Wamberal RSL Sub Branch