Funds made available for Ourimbah memorial

Members of Ourimbah RSL Sub-Branch with Adam Crouch, second left

Planning is underway on repairs to the heritage Ourimbah War Memorial as part of an accessibility upgrade to the wider railway station precinct.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said additional funding for the repair and restoration work had been secured, following a multi-million-dollar accessibility upgrade for Ourimbah railway station.

“The World War 1 memorial at Ourimbah includes a monument and memorial garden, and I know it is historically and culturally significant for the community,” he said.

The Entrance MP, David Mehan, welcomed the funding which he has been working towards for several years.

“It is my hope that the memorial will be given the treatment that it deserves and due respect as an important historical monument for the community,” he said.

Transport for NSW has been liaising with the Ourimbah RSL Sub-Branch and the team will also work with specialist advisors to decide the scope of works for this repair and restoration work.

“The war memorial is an important piece of the Central Coast’s history which is why we should do everything possible to ensure it is protected,” Crouch said.

Further information on the memorial repair and restoration works will be provided to the community once early investigations are complete.

The Ourimbah Station upgrade has been delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Transport Access Program, an initiative to provide a better experience for public transport customers by delivering accessible infrastructure.

Sue Murray