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North Burnett war memorial upgrade commenced

Aug 23, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

The ‘Upgrade and Cleaning of War Memorials in the North Burnett’ project, funded through the Queensland Government’s ANZAC Centenary ‘Lasting Legacies’ grant program, has now commenced, with works scheduled to be completed prior to Remembrance Day 2017.

Eight war memorials have been included in the region wide project which will see cleaning, maintenance and protection in line with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection guidelines.

Memorials to be restored include the Biggenden “Digger”, Degilbo War Memorial, The Great World War Memorial – Eidsvold, Gayndah War Memorial, Gooroolba War Memorial, Monto RSL War Memorial, Mt Perry War Memorial, and Mundubbera War Memorial.

Mayor Cr Rachel Chambers advised, “The upgrade works to the war memorials involves cleaning, polishing of marble and metal plaques, repainting missing letters and coating bronze plaques with protective enamel. In some cases, metal plaques and fencing will be temporarily removed for cleaning and restoration. This will ensure a more thorough process is applied to these important items.”

“Every effort is being taken to ensure the project is completed according to State Government guidelines and community expectations.”

“Residents may notice that plaques and fencing is being temporarily removed, however, I can assure residents that this is the most efficient and effective way to complete this delicate task,” Cr Chambers said.

For further information regarding the project please contact Council’s Technical Services staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).

This project is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.