WWI Memorial wall proposed at Playfield Reserve in Victoria Park

A WWI memorial wall has been proposed for Playfield Reserve.
A WWI memorial wall has been proposed for Playfield Reserve.

PLAYFIELD Reserve, outside the leased area of the Victoria Park RSL on Fred Bell Parade, is the proposed location of a memorial wall to honour hundreds from the Town who served in WWI.

At tonight’s ordinary Town of Victoria Park meeting councillors will decide whether to award a $121,000 tender to Bayswater’s BOS Civil to build the wall.

Town officers recommended the council support the construction of the wall with $50,000 of its cost being donated by the Town and the rest being paid back by the RSL under a legal agreement.

The total budget is $150,000 and it has been included in the Town’s 2014-15 assets capital works budget.

The project is on a tight timeframe and the wall must be completed by January to allow the RSL enough time to install more than 600 bronze plaques before next year’s April 25 centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Donate at www.kilfunding.com/projects/ adopt-a-digger or www. victoriaparkrsl.org.au or call 0432 201 440.