AnzacPark ready to go

Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL president Ric Giblett with Peter Dimopoulos. Picture: Marcelo Palacios        d436092
Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL president Ric Giblett with Peter Dimopoulos. Picture: Marcelo Palacios        d436092

The park has an elliptical grassed amphi-theatre with a steel shelter, a raised podium and ceremonial flag poles, and features a life-sized bronze statue of a Waler horse and an Australian soldier in a uniform similar to those worn at Gallipoli.

Developers LWP Property Group donated the land for the park at the corner of Doley Road and Mead Street to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and collaborated with Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL on its construction.

Serpentine Jarrahdale RSL president Ric Giblett said the RSL had spent several years working with LWP, discussing a suitable site and securing funding for the project.

He was pleased that the idea of a purpose-built memorial to all those who sacrificed and served had come to fruition.

�We have also replicated the names of 320 local servicemen lost in war that are currently hidden away on honour boards inside shire halls,� Mr Giblett said.