Point Peron memorial plans unveiled

Point Peron memorial plans unveiled

THE first draft concept plan for a memorial to be built as part of the Point Peron Restoration Project has been revealed.

South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman said the memorial would provide a private and tranquil location to remember and grieve for loved ones lost in conflict.

The sketches have been completed by Mike Edwards Design. A final draft illustration will be released for public comment in 2016.

“This project is all about honouring those who have sacrificed in service of our nation and those who continue to do so,” Mr Edman said.

The proposed memorial will be located at one of the Panama Mounts and look out across the ocean to HMAS Stirling. This mount was home to a 155mm 1918/1919 coastal defence gun during World War II and a similar gun will be placed on the lookout area that will be added to the site. Landscaping, seating and a flagpole for ceremonies will also be incorporated.

“WA needs a place for private reflection and there is no better location for this than Point Peron,” Mr Edman said.

The memorial will also be used to conduct services for Battle for Australia, a day of national observance for lives lost on Australia’s own soils during WWII.