Relocation of the Soldiers Memorial Statue

The Blackwood roundabout at the intersection of Main Road/Station Road/Coromandel Parade and Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood is being upgraded at a cost of $3.5 million by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 

Blackwood Roundabout Upgrade Project Concept Plan(502 kb)

In 2017, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure undertook community consultation seeking feedback on the project including the relocation of the Memorial. The relocation of the Memorial has remained an issue of concern for the community and the City of Mitcham. 

The City of Mitcham under took further consultation regarding the Memorial’s new location and at its meeting held 24 April 2018, resolved: 

That Council notes the results of the community consultation detailed in this report.  

That Council endorse the Soldiers Memorial Statue to be relocated, but remain in front of the Uniting Church (as per Option A).  

That Council in principle allocates an additional $10,000 in the 2018/2019 Annual Business Plan and Budget to facilitate traffic management measures to ensure pedestrian safety during the Youth Vigil and Anzac Day events in 2019.  

That Council authorises Administration to formally write to the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advising them of the results of the community consultation and Council’s decision.

Option A - Relocate the statue to area in front of the Uniting Church, Blackwood. 

  • Advantages
    • This site has a historical link to the statue
  • Disadvantages
    • This site may create a risk to public safety during events due to the limited space available
    • This site may create road safety risk due to the close proximity of the statue to the kerb line of the new road alignment
    • This site has a reduced opportunity for landscaping due to the lack of available adjacent to the church. 

Relocation of the Soldiers Memorial Statue in Blackwood Option A

 

 

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